Tiwa Savage, the songstress, says she was prevented from performing at concerts when she moved back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom to pursue her music career because her outfits were considered “too risqué”.


In an interview with BET, the ‘Koroba’ hitmaker said even her first two music videos were not played on television for the same reason.

Savage said it however did not deter her from dressing the way she wanted, adding she is “very stubborn”.

“Initially, when I first moved back, I would turn up at a show and they would say I can’t perform because my outfit was too risqué. It was like a cultural thing,” she said.


“Even some of my first music videos were not played on the television because they were considered indecent. They banned the first two. Like I was literally wearing a jumpsuit, it was not even like I was wearing a bikini.

“Still I did not stop. I am very stubborn. So I was like my dress is going to get shorter, my tops are going to be more revealing. It was just getting worse. They were bashing me online.

“It was funny because the females were secretly loving me, so they couldn’t deny. My fanbase, my followers, was growing. So they had to put me on shows, they had to play my music because there was a demand for it.”


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