Nigerian Pop star, Tiwa Savage, has once again addressed the controversy surrounding her latest video, ‘Wanted’, which observers have panned for being racy and raunchy.
The ‘Kele Kele Love’ crooner said that she wanted to take risks and explore other ways of doing things instead of becoming predictable in her art.
“It was a bold step; it was just me celebrating my sexiness; a lot of people’s issue is that it wasn’t sending the right messages to kids which I accept but the video is not for kids. Just like there are movies and other materials that are not for kids, so is ‘Wanted’. I have other videos that everyone can watch but sometimes you have to do something different.
“When I first did ‘Love Me Love Me Love Me’, people talked about it, but now it’s like nothing and maybe in the next two years, ‘Wanted’ will also be like nothing. I wanted to show a different side of me, I never want people to think that they know Tiwa Savage, I always want to do something that will shock people. So you will never get comfortable and you say oh I already know what she’s gonna do or what she’s gonna wear,’’ she said.
‘Wanted’ was directed by Moe Musa and released on May 27 this year. It has garnered more than 600, 000 views on YouTube.
Tiwa is signed on Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records and has a song writing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Sammie Okposo blasts Nigerian Gospel artists, says they have ‘P.H.D’ degrees Sammie Okposo has described his fellow Gospel artists as people with P.H.D (Pull Him Down) degrees. He made the accusation in Benin during the Candlelight Service in honour of the late Kefee at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Complex, Benin City, Edo State.
He said that Gospel artists have failed to unite and make progress in the country because they hate one another.
“Until we go into our closet as Gospel artists and check ourselves, we cannot progress. It’s a different thing when outsiders give you trouble but what do you do when the trouble is from inside?’’ he asked.
“We have the `Pull Him Down (PHD)’ mentality in the Gospel music industry. Disunity is killing Gospel music; the Gospel music industry in Nigeria looks like a joke. We have d best song writers, singers and producers but we will continue to occupy the backseat of the bus in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
“We sing about one Christ, why can’t we come under one umbrella and unite as one in order to help each other out and succeed as a body? As long at the Gospel artists in Nigeria fail to come together as body, we will never live up to our billing but continue to play second-fiddle to secular music even though we supply them artists,’’ he said.
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