”You cannot stop an artiste from being sexual in entertainment”- Music diva, Tiwa Savage
By Patricia Uyeh
Music ”Doro” diva ,Tiwa Savage addressed some issues facing the Nigerian music industry recently.
According to the ”If I start to talk” crooner, the desire for glamour and attraction is the reason entertainers cannot stop being sexual in their performances.
Tiwa made reference to Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the his girls, who were also sexual in their performances but added “glamour” to the legend’s show.
Tiwa Savage said: ‘There is no way a movie and entertainment will not have sexual scenes. You cannot stop an artiste from being sexual in entertainment
“The only thing we can do as Africans is to provide guidelines.
“When I performed initially in Nigeria, they screamed that it was too much; that it was too sexual. We are still fighting the same battle the Fela girls fought.
“Fela’s girls were misunderstood. What they did on stage was just entertainment.
“What they do on stage doesn’t mean that they are loose off stage. People say Fela is godfather but people forget the women that added glamour to Fela’s show.”
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