Of course it's Tiwa Savage's new music video I'm referring to. I slept over at a friend's last night (as per there's no work today) and that was all we talked about before we slept. My friend thought the video was utter crap and said she should stop trying to be Beyonce. My friend also thinks Nigeria isn't ready for this kind of music and thinks we're still too in love with our club bangers. I on the other hand beg to differ. That song is just what I've been waiting for from a Nigerian artist (I mean I love Asa and the cute Miss Chidinma Ekile, yet...) I think Wanted is one of the best songs to come from a Nigerian female artist in a long time and Tiwa should be applauded for it, but the video which her husband describes as "art" stole a whole lot from the beautiful piece of music. It saddens me that after creating that awesome piece Tiwa still thought she had to go naked, that is so fucking SAD! But hey, that's just my opinion. Like I told my friend it's her body, her life and her music video and no one has the right to tell her what to do with it. But Hey, still so sad that she didn't believe that that awesome song was enough.
So here are a few divergent views on the video, starting with Charles Novia's of course. (LOL)
"This video is advanced bullshit, first class crap, arrant rubbish and visual assault on my moral sense. It justifies defiance of the Nigerian Image of descent career focused married womanhood. I am disappointed. This na kelekele embarrassment."
"This video is beautiful and what I've been waiting for from you thanks for coming back to why I loved you!!women need to stop repressing their sexuality!"
"This video is really disappointing for a wife who is an African first of all, our traditions and morals forbid this nonsense and come to speak of it Tiwa, are you doing this for the American audience or for the AFRICAN ? because if the former is it, then you better know where your bread is buttered or you eat an empty plate.For your information American audience don't see our music videos.So set your priority right! Because if you had started with this kind of rubbish your career wouldn't have seen the limelight."
"Well done tiwa. Been waiting for a female Naija artist to charge up on some Rihanna shit"
Which of these views do you agree with? Did you think the video was cool and that it's a unrestrained expression of sexuality (please what's the opposite of 'suppressing one's sexuality'?). Do you think Mr Savage should appreciate his wife's art in the privacy of their bedroom or it's better to share it with the rest of us? What do you think about the video. Let's Talk.