Nigerian songstress , Tiwatope Savage, known professionally as Tiwa Savage, says might just go butt nak£d in her next music video so as to receive the level of accolades her last project received.
The beautiful mother of one made this known while speaking to BBC on her next music album ‘Celia.’
She signed a major deal with Universal Music Group and she roared back into the limelight last year with the sophisticated and distinctive single 49-99, which was accompanied by a stunning and original video.
Tiwa Savage told BBC that she had been taken by surprise herself at how arresting the video was:
“When I saw the edit I was, like, ‘This is amazing…’”
But the problem is, though, how is she going to be able to follow it up?
“I might just have to go butt naked in my next video, because I don’t know what else I’m going to have to do to top that one!,”
And, just to put it out there, this was done in Nigeria. All the cast is Nigerian, the director, the AP, everybody is Nigerian.
I love the fact that I could present this to the label and say this was done in Africa by Africans, this is what we can do. Imagine when you invest in us even more, you would get amazing work.” Tiwa Savage said.
Tiwa’s new album, Celia, named after her mother, is due for release soon, and she’ll be dropping a single from it in the next couple of weeks.
“The album is a whole mix of the emotions an African woman goes through: love, aspiration, being bossy, being sexy, being vulnerable. All of that is what I think the modern African woman is, and that’s what I wanted to portray.”
Tiwa says the lockdown has given her valuable time to think about her career to date, what she wants to do next and what she wants to be remembered for.
It’s also made her very conscious of the lives of other people:
“It’s really touched my heart to see that people are having a hard time during this. I mean we’re blessed to be at home, we have light, we can pile up food for months if we want to. But there’s some people who can’t, people who only have money for today, or food for today. So this pandemic has really opened my heart to the real situation of where the world is right now.”