By Lanre Odukoya
Tiwa Savage Reportedly Running Out Of Creative Ideas
All indications are pointing to a fact that Nigeria’s diva, Tiwa Savage, isn’t getting it right on many fronts and the same may shut the MTV EMA Best African Act winner out of reckoning prematurely.
First was her tempestuous wedding that collapsed irretrievably due to no reason of her, at least, judging by all information gathered about her and estranged husband, TeeBillz.
And before long, as though all the misfortunes planned an attack on the beloved vocal powerhouse whose other misadventure was to feature a younger but equally talented act, Wizkid, in a sensual song and video which disappointed a lot of those who reposed so much trust in her. Whatever stunt she meant to pull backfired and badly too.
So after the MTV award win, Tiwa Savage gave her best to another single in November, titled: One, which ordinarily would become chart-topping if not one of the most heard songs on the digital music platforms, but the opposite happened. You almost wouldn’t know a diva sang.
Perhaps it would get better if it was in the heydays of Don Jazzy’s record label, The Mavins, sadly, the label is also gasping for survival like Tiwa Savage’s music career.
In scampering for survival in an era when acts like Teni, Simi and Yemi Alade have become a rousing phenomenon, Tiwa Savage plundered into yet another blunder.
Then came the last straw that broke the camel’s back, Tiwa Savage, in copyright mess.
The music video for the song, One, was trashed by YouTube after substantiated claims by a colleague, Danny Young, that she allegedly ‘stole’ a lot of the lines from his song.
Many may recall that late last year, Danny Young, came out barely 48 hours after Tiwa Savage released her ‘One’, claiming that she allegedly stole some lines off his own single ‘Oju Ti Won’ which was released a decade ago.
Danny Young in his caption said he was pained that Tiwa Savage who happened to be one of her favourite female acts would transgress such vile against him.
Although his allegation was mostly dismissed by music fans, the singer in his following post claimed he was going to take legal steps, a threat he would later make good.
As at Wednesday, January 23, the video for Tiwa Savage’s ‘One’ was taken down from YouTube, living only the audio to be available on the platform. And at the moment, nothing else sensibly explains the sanction other than Danny Young’s protest.