True to her nickname, ‘African Bad Gyal‘, Tiwa Savage has been able to overcome major scandals throughout her career.
Tiwa Savage is not only a talented singer/vocalist but a strong powerhouse even in the face of the many scandals that have plagued the course of her career.
It’s rare to see an artist whose career has not been met with one scandal or the other, in fact, the more popular an artist is, the slimmer the chance of avoiding being dragged into a controversy whether accidentally or by choice.
Just like some of her popular male counterparts, Tiwa Savage’s career has had its fair share of scandals but there is no mountain too high to bring the ever relentless African Bad Gyal down.
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Mp3bullet.ng takes a look at Major Scandals that Tiwa Savage was able to overcome in her career.
Messy Breakup with her Ex-Husband.
Tiwa Savage and her ex-husband, Tunji Balogun, also known as Tee Billz, made headlines in 2016 when Tee Billz accused her of being unprepared for marriage and cheating on him, an accusation that nearly drove him to commit suicide in a Lagos lagoon.
Tiwa Savage defended herself by giving a lengthy interview in which she detailed Tee Billz‘ extravagant lifestyle despite his lack of a stable job, as well as domestic abuse in her house.
In the lengthy video that sparked outrage, Tiwa burst into tears. The marital crisis eventually led to the dissolution of her marriage to Tee Billz, with whom she has a child, Jamil Balogun.
Friendship with Wizkid
Tiwa seemed to have a thing for Baloguns, as she jumped to music superstar Ayo Balogun, better known as Wizkid, having dumped her previous Balogun ex-husband.
Tiwa and Wizkid have a lot of friendship goals in common and always refer to each other as besties. Their admirers assumed there was more to their friendship because of their intimacy, but Tiwa and Wizzy were unconcerned.
Tiwa even starred as a vixen in one of Wizkid’s musical videos, Fever, in which she bared a large portion of her body while the music stars rocked each other.
The intimacy between the twos stars in the music video drew widespread criticism from fans with many calling her a lot of vulgar words.
Even their joint stage performances raised a lot of eyebrows. However, for a while, the two artists haven’t been seen together without a major reason known to fans and Tiwa seems to be closer to Davido and his crew.
Friendship with Obama DMW
When Tiwa Savage left Wizkid, she became close to Davido, and many fans assumed it was because their children, Imade and Jamil, went to the same school.
After a while, Davido’s aide Obama DMW was said to be dating Tiwa Savage and had gotten her pregnant.
The pregnancy rumour with Obama DMW went viral, and many fans slammed Tiwa for falling to such low levels, causing her to debunk the rumours.
Obama DMW died a few months after the pregnancy rumours surfaced, and Tiwa paid tribute to him with a heartbreaking letter.
Fight with Seyi Shay
Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay are two of Nigeria’s most popular female artists, thus their rivalry is understandable.
The two were never friends, and they always made subtle digs at one other in their music. Things stayed that way until Tiwa and Seyi got into an altercation in a Lagos salon, where they showered vitriol on each other.
During their heated disagreement, Tiwa also cursed in the name of her son, claiming that Seyi and Victoria Kimani are always out to ruin her good name by sending hateful words to her in their lyrics and that if it hadn’t been for the people at the solon, there would have been an exchange of blows.
Nigerians reacted to the two celebrities’ public drama, and Seyi later stepped out to defend herself.
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This has to be the height of controversies in Tiwa Savage’s life. In 2021, during an interview, Tiwa Savage dropped the bombshell that she was been blackmailed over a s*x tape that got leaked. The singer admitted to being the one on the tape and says she has no regrets.
Tiwa advised her fans to prepare for the backlash that will follow the release of the video, saying she can already see the memes that will ensue. A few days later, the video got leaked to the public attracting many opinions from both netizens and celebrities alike.
However, an unbothered Tiwa spent most of her time pushing her single with Brandy titled “Somebody’s Son” which she had released at that same time.
It didn’t take long before fashion lovers jumped on Tiwa’s looks.