Tiwa Savage’s recent high profile interview with US Magazine, Allure was marred by power interruptions, which ultimately highlighted the terrible power situation in Nigeria.
The singer opened up on her family, career, and thriving in the male-dominated Nigerian music industry. But of course, the intermittent power supply which nearly overshadowed the interview has become the most conspicuous aspect of the whole interaction.
According to the article, power went out three times at the singer’s location and Tiwa had to apologize to the interviewer who was in Ghana at the time.
The magazine’s write-up stated;
”Tiwa Savage’s electricity went out three times during our video call. “Sorry about the power breakup,” she apologizes each time.
I totally understand as we’re both connecting from West Africa: Savage in Lagos, Nigeria, where she’s been since the pandemic began; me in Accra, Ghana, where I’ve been for the past two months to be with family.
Electricity going out is a regular occurrence in major African cities such as ours. Despite the steady interruptions, Savage’s energy never flags.”
In the same interview, the multiple award winning singer said there was a point in time she had wanted to bleach.
“I actually did try to bleach my skin when I was about, I think 14 or 15 years. Even now I have patches on my back. My mom was cleaning my room and saw the cream that I used to mix with lemons. She wasn’t angry. it was more her disappointment. So I stopped but I was always insecure about being dark,” she said;
On her career added;
“I have a platform and I’m digging more into my responsibility for younger people,” she says. . When I started my career I wasn’t embracing who I was fully yet because I was just trying to crack into the market,” she says. “My first two singles were very American and it wasn’t very African. But then, as time went on, I just started seeing how powerful my platform was and how mothers would say, ‘My little girl really looks up to you.’