Connect with us

Entertainment

Tiwa Savage and Ebro Darden Have a Conversation on the EndSars Protests and Music on “The Message”

Published

on

Nigeria’s music industry ‘first lady’, Tiwa Savage is the latest messager on Ebro’s hosted show – “The Message ”- an Apple Music Special and the third installment since its onset.

On this latest episode, Tiwa Savage covers much ground by speaking much about the current state of unrest and insurgency in the country which eventually led to the highlight EndSars protests.

Tiwa Savage on “The Message” hosted by Ebro Darden.

Asked on why she chose to be very much involved in the protests, she made known to Ebro saying – music is her way of expressing things, especially topical issues which she might not have the courage to speak on publicly on a day-to-day basis but seeing young ones marching and fighting for their freedom was enough inspiration to hop on the trend and also join physical peaceful protest – revealing she still tries to deal with her timid nature by adding her voice to the youths call for change regarding police brutality, killings, bad governance and all sorts of injustice faced by Nigerians.

She mentioned she chose to join the campaign against injustice not just because she has a platform with a wide range of audience also because the current state of the country affects everyone, both rich and poor, be it – bad governance, police brutality, bad health sector, bad education, poor electricity (or “light” as she puts it).

Tiwa also revealed the motive behind her song “Ole” (thief in Yoruba) which features Naira Marley, a song tackling the government’s way of handling funds and their ingrained habit of diverting public money for their personal usage. She said the song was recorded in January of this year, not even during the protests season. “Ole” was released October 30 with the video dedicated to those who lost their lives during the EndSars protests especially the Lekki massacre. She says that just goes to prove how bad the system (Nigeria’s) has been, even since the days of our grandparents.

Ebro discussed with her on the inspiration behind her 2019 song – “49-99” – which she revealed the slang (49-99) was coined by late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti to denote the corrupt state of Nigeria’s political system. She said the number slang “49-99” represent a long vehicle or bus which under normal circumstances should occupy just 49 (or a standard specified number of) passengers but due to transporters wanting to get more money through a cheaper means, they overload the buses/trains, more than the seats can allow, leaving people hanging by the iron/metal railings attached to the roof of such vehicles; some even hang ontop (like in the case of trains) or behind the vehicles.

She revealed “49-99” is a song that challenges the government’s insatiable desires to always want more than they earn or are given.

On releasing new music and her next album, she stated she is not studio-monger as she took a break from recording after the release of “Celia” but stated she has begun writing but no recording has been done yet. Tiwa tells Ebro her next album will be more topical as she will choose to discuss more engraving subjects instead of the usual party themed and ‘feel good’ music (which will be on it but not as much).

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Entertainment

Yemi Alade and Patoranking spark dating rumours

Published

on

“Abule” crooner Patoranking might be dating Self-proclaimed ‘Mama Africa’ Yemi Alade according to a recent post by the Reggae-Dancehall singer.

Without giving further details on the relationship status between himself and the Pop singer, Yemi Alade, Patoranking posted pictures of her with the caption: “Mon Bébé [love emoji]” which translates to My Baby in English.

To which Yemi Alade fuelled the dating speculations with the comment: “Thanks papi” with loved up emojis attached.

This generated a lot of interests from fans of both artiste, with one of them asking if they were dating in French to which Patoranking also replied in French, saying: “Mon Cherie” which means My Dear in English, probably in confirmation to Yemi Alade and him being a thing now.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Buju drops video for “So Lovely”

Published

on

On A Spaceship artiste, Buju alias Buju to your ears, drops the video to his single — So Lovely — which was released on December 2, 2020.

The settings for So Lovely is a night club and is shot and directed by upcoming cinematographer – The Alien; So Lovely video showcases a lot of dance scenes while Buju basically does his thing, caress the tune with his nice vocals.

The song is produced by fast rising producer, Timi Jay. You can watch the video here: So Lovely (official music video).

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Sia and Burna Boy get animated on “Hey Boy” visuals

Published

on

The music video for the much anticipated collab between Sia Furler and Burna Boy has finally arrived and it is a joy to watch!

Sia and Burna are animated characters for the Rafatoon directed video for Hey Boy. Sia is spotted in her trademark face-covering blonde and black wig.

Burna Boy enters with the words: “If you come closer babe / Make I put you for my roster babe” and he meant that to the core, as his character’s first appearance which has semblance with a wolf (or maybe dog) is seen sitted between two female zebra characters with other booties character surrounding him.

Sia’s character perfoms for an audience which ranges from humans to cyborg animals before transitioning to a trippy field, where Burna Boy appears too.

You can watch the video here: Hey Boy (feat. Burna Boy) [official music video].

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: