Superstar Tiwa Savage was recently on the Midday show on The Beat 99.9FM with OAP Toolz.
On the show, the singer spoke on gender discrimination in the society. She said:
It’s real. I’m not going to say I’m completely comfortable with it but it is what it is. You have to deal with it. If it means you have to work 10 times harder than your male counterparts, don’t complain about it, do what you have to do.
We all celebrate people like Oprah and Mo Abudu and we don’t actually realise what they have to do to get to that point. They probably had to do 20 times (more) than their male counterparts. Once you get there, you don’t complain about how you get there. So, whatever it is you have to do as a female, you just have to get it done.
I know I’ll (ruffle) a few feathers but I also don’t think men and women are equal. I don’t think that’s how God created us… especially in the household anyway. So I think as females… yeah we can be strong in our career, but when we are home we have to realise that the man is the head of the house.”
She also had other things to say.
As a response to Toolz’s question on whether they are back together, she said that she and TeeBillz “are doing what they are doing privately and it should remain private”.
She talked about the birth of her son: how she will never forget the labour that lasted 22 hours and left her with physical scars and stretch marks she is only just embracing. She intends to paint her stretchmarks in different colours. She added that if she were not in the entertainment industry, she would not have tried to lose the weight. She even has a pouch that she won’t get rid of through surgery.
She lamented about women being seen as wrong when issues arise in a relationship, regardless of whether they are right or wrong.
Toolz stated some other things about the interview:
She came to the interview with no entourage. She even did her own make-up herself before arriving, cutting costs.
She does not have any extra cast doing her make-up and all. When the camera goes off, it’s just her and her son, no extras around.
She is working on a song with Coldplay and he was very interested in African dances.
The structure of the industry abroad is different. She can record a song and it’s out the next day, on the internet, in Africa. But in the international market, it could take up to a year or two for the song to get out.
She doesn’t want her son to feel pressured to do music because that’s what she’s doing and he’s a little shy. If he’s dancing and he catches you watching him, he’d stop.
She’d love for her son to be a ballplayer (basketball or soccer), so he can buy her a retirement home.
Her most embarrassing moment is the first day she had to perform at an event in Eko Hotel and her back zip broke and exposed her behind.
If she were a guy, she would get away with a lot more. If she were a male artist, she wouldn’t have as much flack.