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Behind The Story: Tiwa Savage addresses controversy with South African fans

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Behind The Story’s Wednesday night episode saw Pearl Thusi being joined by Tiwa Savage, who discussed the controversy surrounding her and her South African fans.

Behind The Story’s latest episode, which aired on BET Africa on Wednesday, 30 September 2020, saw Nigerian singer-songwriter, Tiwa Savage, joining host, Pearl Thusi, to discuss her upcoming album. The pair also addressed the drama and controversy she has recently been involved in. Firstly, Tiwa opened up about the messaging of her Celia campaign, which she hopes will promote women empowerment in Africa.

Tiwa has also expressed strong disapproval of the treatment of Nigerians in South Africa, which caused controversy in 2019 when she boycotted the country because of the xenophobic attacks. The singer used the episode as an opportunity to address her South African fans about the controversy, and apologised for how she came across. She stated, “My tweet was taken out of context. Me not performing at the show wasn’t targeted to all South Africans. I love South Africans.”

Watch the preview of the latest episode of Behind The Story below.

Sayushka Naidoo
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