There is little question in any respect that the yr 2021 has certainly been eventful for common singer, Tiwa Savage. From being concerned in a ‘fight’ with fellow singer, Seyi Shay, to the discharge of her intercourse tape, the 41 year-old singer has proved that she will rise above any drama that comes her means.
In June, Savage and Shay exchanged phrases at a salon in Lekki, Lagos, the place Tiwa accused her colleague of making an attempt to kind friendship along with her after making makes an attempt to spoil her identify. It degenerated right into a heated argument and Savage resorted to utilizing swear phrases to buttress her argument.
However, the meat between the 2 high singers was reportedly settled when a parody Instagram account of Seyi Shay complimented Tiwa’s efficiency on the Global Citizen Concert held at The Great Lawn, New York, United States of America, in September. Tiwa, by her verified Instagram web page, then acknowledged the remark, replying, “@seyishay…Thank you @glblctzn, thanks to everyone that came out to support, love y’all.”
Shortly after that, Tiwa was thrown into mourning when her shut pal and Davido’s street supervisor, Habeeb Uthman, popularly referred to as Obama DMW, handed on. According to unconfirmed studies, she had been in a relationship with Uthman.
In an emotional tribute to Uthman, Tiwa wrote, “Someone stated they tried to spoil your status however you saved theirs by not telling your story. I’ve by no means met anybody as courageous/robust as you who was additionally as delicate and type as you. I don’t know why my tacky jokes at all times made you snigger, you have been able to take a bullet to your family members.
“44 my black president, you chilling now, resting effectively, away from this merciless world. All your boys are a wreck, I’m certain you see all of them crying like infants. You higher inform them to be robust males. I’m allowed to cry, I’m a woman so, don’t attempt to console me, I gained’t hearken to you anyway.
“We are only burying your body today cause your beautiful spirit can never be contained in that sand and don’t worry, we got @manlikeabdul_omw. He must finish university or I would whoop his behind.”
However, simply after Tiwa was getting over the lack of Uthman, her intercourse tape was launched to the general public in October. She confronted extreme backlash, with some criticizing her for recording a sexual encounter, regardless of being a public determine and position mannequin to some. Meanwhile, many additionally stood by her, praising her bravery for shaming her blackmailer and telling the general public concerning the incident.
Shortly earlier than that, she had launched her fifth album titled, ‘Water and Garri’, which contained the hit single, ‘Somebody’s Son’, that includes American singer, Brandy. The track remains to be making waves within the nation and past.
Though many thought that the scandals she went by would depart a dent on her profession, the singer has shrugged it off like water off a duck’s again. During her efficiency in Abuja on December 12, her son, Jamil, handed her some flowers on stage after her efficiency. To a lot of her followers, that act proved that the singer doesn’t simply put her all in her profession, she can be a family-oriented particular person.
The singer additionally gave a spectacular efficiency on the Livespot Festival in Lagos the place she paid tributes to Sylvester Oromoni (the 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College murdered by his classmates), Baba Suwe, Sound Sultan, Rachel Oniga, and different individuals who handed on this yr.
As a testomony to her recognition in the course of the yr, Tiwa featured prominently on the Google checklist of high searches in Nigeria. She was essentially the most searched particular person within the nation, in addition to essentially the most searched music artiste. Her identify was extra searched than even common political actors corresponding to Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu.