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I Slept Off Talking About It, I Woke Up Hearing About It. (TiwaSavage's "Art")

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.  

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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. 


  1. I was reading a comment on instagram about the video and both husband and wife went into full defence and too much long story.
    Every artist is entitled to their self expression, The video should at least have a form of correlation to the song. I love her music but this video is pretty disgusting. Her sexuality is cool but not for the song.Please keep bedroom secrets in the bedroom,he can appreciate it better there or else he can be a pimp and give what he paid dowry for to everyone for free viewing,

  2. Thelma I can't agree more. I think its inferiority complex when an artist knows they're not talented enough and then use nudity to boost sales. Art indeed.

  3. Lol!
    I didn't think the video was sexy sha- her expressions were forced, the dance moves were all over the place, that body suit didn't do her much justice and, what was with that shoe?!
    Whoever styled that video needs to be "koncked" on the head- Toyin Lawani might have styled her better- I couldn't get over the shoe.
    All in all, I don't see what people are complaining about- it only makes it seem "controversial" and therefore worth talking about- her "by force" moves are just what it was, "sexy by force".
    Lol- I have to say, I sound like a hater to my ears, lol.

    1. Thank God you noticed the shoes.

    2. Lol.
      You just can't miss it.

  4. When people appreciated Sacredness, things were made easy, laws were few, and life was simple. Right now nothing is Sacred, laws are overloaded, and life is more difficult and complicated.

    This is just an elevated stage. There's more to come. When it becomes unbearable then we know we're at oblivion stage. Time to think...

  5. Our priorities generally in all industries are whacked.So instead of concentrating in writing good songs,training her voice (I call her Ms Auto tunes these day) etc she jumped to being naked for videos.I don't appreciate Beyonce's half naked videos but we all know that girl can sing,she has a lot of nice songss to her name.Tiwa seriously ok o.

    Let's even analyze the video,the shoes, oh lawd,the facial expression o di egwu,she was sweating,is it proper I should see that.One outfit in all,is the jump suit that nice.The makeup,my husband said the person shld be fired from makeup indutry if there is anythn like that.And Thelma please this song does not hold a candle to any of Asa's song.Kindly listen to the lyrics(good beats and rhythm but nothn more).just disappointed.

  6. I don't find her sexy in that video. Somewhat tacky & raunchy, yea. Her appearance in Patoranking's Girlie O remix had some kinda sexy feel to me. Better hair, makeup, moves.
    And the song, I didn't find the lyrics wow either, nice rhythm/style, yea.
    But then it's her major 'pay means'- she's trying to switch up her hustle. I'm just indifferent about it. This isn't the first shot of her near nudity na, we've seen bikini pics, stage pics and so on.

  7. Oh T, I could Sue U for mentioning Asa & Tiwa in one sentence!!!

    This girl Tiwa is worse than Tpain these days with her auto tune...
    I saw just 10seconds of the video because my brain literally shuts down to Major BS!!!

    She has lost the lil respect she had from me *not like I matter though, I buy just one of her CD*
    And for that husband of hers, NO wonder she chose U!!!

  8. Hahahahahaahaha......R, onu gi a,eh?

  9. To say the video was raunchy is even making light of it...Next thing, some people will come and compare her to Beyonce and say we don't appreciate our own. The level of ass kissing in the industry has hit an all time high.

  10. Sincerely, I don't like d video. Her 'sexy' moves were forced. I just wasn't feelin it. She is no Bey or RiRi. I like her calm and comported self better than this over wriggle-ling of hips and so so.


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