Controversies have continued to trail leaked sex tapes of Nigerian afrobeat female singer, Tiwa Savage, with several Nigerians expressing mixed reactions over the clip showing her sexual romp with her lover.
The development took another dimension yesterday after the 10-seconds clip went viral on the internet showing the purported action of the artiste with her unknown lover, though the lover’s identity could not be verified.
Tiwa Savage has been trending for last 48 hours over performance at Eko on Show where she jokingly sang about her sexual exploratory with her new boyfriend and how nothing can possibly bring her down no matter the effort of blackmailers
The video came to the open weeks after Savage disclosed that she was been blackmailed through a sex tape featuring her and the singer’s lover obtained by a third party.
Meanwhile, some quarters of media initially claimed that Tiwa was actually using tactics to get her new single ‘Somebody Son’ which she sang with international artist, Brandy, popular and that all her moves were to ensure she gets in media attention at all cost.
But reacting to the viral video through her social media page, she said that though the error was on her part, she would never allow the mistake to destroy her as wanted by the blackmailers.
“You hated how I was able to control the narrative and get ahead of the story before it consumed me and how I’m able to joke on stage about something you thought should destroy me and make me feel ashamed. You must knock my head when you see me otherwise. Gistloversblog with my full chest,” she wrote on her social media page.
But mixed reactions have continued to trail the video clip on social media platforms with many Nigerians either supporting or casting the singer for her action.
“The hairline, long hair, the nail polish, forehead, Nose, and lips in that video? I think it’s Tiwa Savage. Plus in the interview, she said it’s a very short video. Which makes it all make sense now. But what do I know,” a user said
Another user said, “I don’t care if it’s Tiwa, she’s enjoying herself, the video shouldn’t have been but still love her.” Also, a user who is in support of the clip argued, “I really respected Tiwa and I still respect her till now. Everyone makes mistakes, abeg try her with a soft hand.” In a similar vein, another user said, “Tiwa Savage is still a wonderful woman. This can’t stop us from loving her less. Let’s appreciate her.”
Meanwhile, a user described the singer’s action as unworthy. “Tiwa or not, that video was a huge error in judgment, on the part of that woman. Please hear me out: How are you recording a sex tape that’s only showing your face and private part as a woman – but not the man’s face? But you people will says it’s love. Anyway, I wish them well. And please don’t get me wrong: I’m NOT saying Tiwa (or the woman) recorded it herself. I’m surprised why will she allow a sex tape recording that only shows her face- instead of both their faces. That’s a lot of real extreme carelessness and reckless lack of caution on her part.”
It would be recalled that Tiwa had noted that although the sex tape, which was also sent to her as proof by the man, has been viewed and that she along with the new lover was not superimposed.
Savage, who disclosed these during an interview with an American radio personality, Angela Martinez, in New York, the United States of America (USA), did not reveal the name of her new lover that was mentioned barely three years after she and Tunji Balogun, popularly called Teebillz, parted ways.
In the video released by Martinez through her social media handle and monitored by our correspondent, the multiple award-winning artiste, meanwhile, said that she would not surrender to the blackmailer’s request since the act was not a crime under the Nigerian constitution.
She said, “Yesterday, I was leaving a radio station and I was in my car when my road manager sent me a message. She said I should check my phone. I checked it and there was a video, and I was just like, ‘Wow!’ I asked him where he got it from and he said he received it about 20 minutes earlier. The video was sent to him and it is a tape of me and the person I am dating right now.
“The first thing I did after I got off the phone was that I sent it to my manager and asked what we should do. The person is asking for money now. The person I am dating is going crazy too. And my manager asked how much the person is asking for. I decided I was not going to pay the person because if I do, two months from now, three months down the line, or even two years later, you are going to come back again. Who knows, if I send the money, the person will probably release it. I am not going to let anyone blackmail me for doing something natural,” she added.