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I’m used to people criticizing me all the time – Tiwa Savage

Premium Times had a chat with Mavin Record’s First Lady, Tiwa Savage, at an event in Lagos on Tuesday. In the interview, the pretty mother of one spoke about her career and controversies.

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How have you handled all the controversies that trailed your marriage in April?
It’s been the grace of God and I think I have been able to pull through by simply immersing myself in my work.

And the bad press and ‘nasty’ things written about you?
Generally speaking all that has been written about me doesn’t really affect me anymore. When I got into the industry initially, it was very difficult for anybody to realise this. But now, I have come to the realisation that the hard work you put in and the positive things that you do as an artiste always outweighs the negative. Whether you’re in the media, a banker or a nurse, you’re going to have people talk about you. Not everyone loves Jesus Christ so who am I to talk about people saying things about me? You can’t make everyone happy. I don’t try to waste time on people that don’t love me, so I just spend time with people that love me so I don’t disappoint them.

How do you handle embarrassing moments?
I don’t really think that I have had embarrassing moments like that. But I did have one recently while performing on the stage; where my cloth ripped off. I grew up around boys and my brothers teased me a lot. So, I am used to people making fun about me. I don’t take life too seriously and also, Mavin Records comprises of men; Di’ja and I are the only females. My male colleagues are all fun to be around. So when something embarrassing happens, I just take it laugh off and never take it to heart.

What is next for Tiwa Savage?
The next stage is how to work and break into the international market. I definitely don’t want to forget my Nigerian roots. I think that when you sign international deal, there is this tendency to forget home. We artistes also tend to forget that the main reason they signed you is because you were doing very well at home, so you can’t forget that. So, I am basically just trying to strike a balance with both audience and market. My dream is to grow the Tiwa Savage brand at home and abroad.

Tell us how you got signed on with Jay Z’s Roc Nation?
There’s a guy called Briant “Bee-High” Biggs; he is Jay Z’s cousin. He also doubles as Roc Nation’s current director of mobile strategies. He had been visiting Nigeria for few months to scout for fresh talents in Africa. The aim was to get these artistes and Jay Z’s label into the global market. I guess Brian had been monitoring my music and my career through the years before deciding to go with me. I guess he went with me because I am female while his other partners/remaining scouts were getting male artists. He wanted to strike a deal with a female artiste because the biggest artistes in America like Rihanna and Adele are all females. So, he really believes that there is a market for talented female artistes.

Are you not bothered by the fact that something similar crashed Mo’hits?
Oh no. I really don’t think the international deal is what broke up Mo’hits and I don’t really think any of us can actually talk about that issue. This is because only the two of them-Don Jazzy and D’banj, really know what happened. But mine is a blessing and I am not going to allow what happened in the past affect me.

How did you feel when you met Jay Z?
It was an incredible feeling but when you meet with him, you will realize that he is human afterall. He was very chilled, very relaxed and he made us feel comfortable. It happened so fast that I didn’t have time to really feel nervous. He spoke a lot about his experience and shared a lot of wisdom. Meeting him is such a great achievement but the work really starts now so we can really prove to the world that the partnership is successful.

Regardless of all that that has happened in your life, are you truly happy?
Of course I am very happy and I am blessed; I have a loving family, my career is getting stronger by the day. I recently signed an international deal so why won’t I be happy?

Is acting something you want to explore?
Yes, I really want to explore acting. I starred in Shuga and Jenifa’s Diary. But it has to be the right role. I also think that acting takes a lot of your time and it also takes a few months out of your calendar.

What role would you want to play?
I wouldn’t want to play a role that is similar to whom I am in real life i.e. a celebrity, musician or whatever people perceive as Tiwa savage. I will actually love to play the role of a market woman.

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This Is The Problem Beverly Naya Is Facing As An Only Child

Nollywood actress, Beverly Naya is an only child says one of the problems she faces is having no one to take her pictures.

The British born Nigerian actress reportedly lives with her mother in Lagos.

Recently, the wedding party actress wrote to those who might have had an ugly first time encounter with Nollywood actress as her growing up affected her.

The actress happens to be the only child of her parents and during her teenage days, she had no one to accept her the way she is and that pushed her into her own world trying to please everyone which was not possible.

Here’s what she shared:

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These Photos Of Adesua Etomi And Banky W’s Family Are Gorgeous

These photos were taken in July in Maryland when Banky W and his family had a family reunion and also took another set of photos to include his brother who missed his introduction ceremony to Adesua Etomi.

And just like it was during his big day with Etomi in May this year, his brothers stepped out all decked in white, and they clustered around their brother, giving him their own version of the ceremony which extended family and friends already performed in Nigeria.

Recall that the Nigerian singer, Bankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W and his wife-to-be, Adesua Etomi joined the Wellington family in Washington DC , United States recently for a getaway.

The couple got engaged in May 2017.

Here are the photos:

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Here Is Why Daddy Freeze Thinks Beyonce Deserves No Respect

 

Daddy Freeze has expressed his anger towards Beyonce who just clocked 36 because she cut ties with her father after he cheated on her mother and yet stuck with her ‘cheating’ husband.

In his words;

I have no respect for Beé, Absolutely none!
This man gave up everything to give her a career! He quit his job, sold his jaguar to make her what she is today and because he cheated on her mum, she cut him out?

Beé is staying with her own cheating husband while cutting ties with her father because he cheated on her mum? 😳How ironic!

Look at the Kardashians everyone has rubbed off the success of Kim, Caitlyn Jenner is not even Kim’s biological father and look at how far he/she has come with $100 million to his/her name!

Kim is worth $175million, while Khloe is worth $24 million, Kylie $50million, Kendal $18million, Rob $6million, Scott Disick $16million, Kourtney $35million, Kris $60million, Brody Jenner $10million.

Now guess what Beé’s only sister is worth? A measly $5million dollars and look at how miserable her father is..😢

The Knowles, unlike the Kardashians are not a power family, they’re just a one horse Beyoncé race, nothing but a low down dirty shame, that while the Queen Bee of the beehive soars to dizzying heights, her family wallows in mediocrity……by the way Jay z’s album sold platinum in one week, yaaay🙄! ~FRZ

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