I’m Not What You See On Videos —Tiwa Savage


Delectable Afro-pop
songstress, Tiwa Savage says she’s not a sex
symbol, adding that she’s far from the explicit
lyrics and revealing getups that people see on
“I am not a sex symbol at all. If you ask my family
and friends, they will tell you that I am not what
they see on videos. I am a very laidback person,”
Tiwa said.
The Mavin Records first lady in a chat with
HotNaijaGossip during her recent lavish album
listening party held at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi,
Lagos, said that naturally she was an outgoing
person but all that has changed now.
“I am now
microscopic lens…as I am more cautious of my
actions now as I could make a little mistake and it
gets blown out of proportion because
it’s Tiwa Savage,” she added.
Speaking on her debut album titled Once Upon A
Time, Tiwa said the album was deliberately delayed
so as to deliver a work worthy of international
rating. “This is an album that I don’t want to be
rated as the usual, patchy production. I want it to
have a meaning. The songs in the album are of
international standard and I hope it will catch
fans’ attention in America, Europe and Asia,”
said Tiwa, the first African female PEPSI
She also added that she has dedicated a track in the
album to her fiance, Tunji ‘Tee Bliz’ Balogun
because “he understands my journey and career.
He encouraged and pushed me a lot to attain this
relative success.”
The album slated for release on 14 June is a 21-
track project. Its official tracklist released shows
songs such as opening tracks Once Upon a Time;
Without My Heart; Kele Kele Love; Love Me, Love
Me, Love Me; Folarin; and Ife Wa Gbona. Others
include Wanted; Ileke; Olorun Mi; Why Don’t You
Love Me; Fela Interlude; Shout Out; Get Low; and
Tiwa has the pleasure of having top
artistes featured in a rich collaboration that critics
believe would make the album a success.
Among them are Don Jazzy, Ice Berg Slim, Sarkodie,
Leo Wonder, Flavour and General Pype.
“I am very positive about this album as I have put
in all my best while working on it. The best I can do
is pray that the album becomes successful here in
Nigeria and across the borders of Africa,” Tiwa