Nigerian Afrobeat Star Tiwa Savage Says She’s Being Blackmailed Over Sex Tape

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Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian singer and actress, is currently battling an extortion scam and it appears that she’s not bending to the financial demands. According to Savage, an unknown individual is threatening to release a sex tape featuring her and a partner but they’re going to be waiting forever to get paid.

Savage, 41, has been at her career for quite some time and started as a backup vocalist for Mary J. Blige, George Michael, and others before moving into the Afrobeat sound that is curently dominating the charts. She recently sat down with Angie Martinez at Power 105.1 in New York to discuss some of the happenings of her career, including the track “Water and Garri” with Brandy and Nas that blazed over the summer.

The conversation between Savage and Martinez turned serious when the radio host asked Savage if she’d allow her six-year-old son to enter the entertainment business. However, Savage would rather her boy choose a different path due to her recent experience. Savage explained that this week, her road manager was sent a video of herself with her current romantic partner, which initially rattled her senses.

Martinez observed that Savage was calm about the entire ordeal, which prompted Savage to explain that the person who sent the video is asking for money in order for the tape not to get out to the world. Savage was clear not to refer to the intimate moment between her and her partner as a sex tape but seemingly realized that it would be framed as such in the public eye. She was also very firm in stating that she will not be paying whatever money that’s being asked of her.

While that was a stirring moment in the chat between Tiwa Savage and Angie Martinez, the pair discussed far more than the scandal. Check out that interview below and keep scrolling to see reactions from Twitter to the news.

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Someone once threatened to release nude pictures of Sia unless she pays him and she decided to release the nude pictures herself. Tiwa Savage should do the needful.

— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) October 8, 2021


this is sia dropping her nude pic when someone tried to blackmail her, Tiwa should do needful

— Petu (@iamPetu_) October 8, 2021


What is the rationale behind making a sex tape.

Why can’t you people just have sex and go.

Ladies almost always get the short end of the stick when it comes to this.

Now, someone is blackmailing Tiwa with a tape.

— O.A (@SeniormanOA) October 8, 2021


Tiwa savage shouldn’t allow anybody blackmail her with her sex tape. She should just take some part of the clip and put it inside ‘Somebody’s son’ Video. The music video goes viral, she makes more money, the other idiot goes home with nothing.

— Chlorpheniramine #EndSARS (@VictorIsrael_) October 8, 2021


If Tiwa Savage Made a sex tape of her and her partner, how did somebody else get the video?

It’s supposed to be just between them, except it was stolen off their phones or something.

— Peng Man (@pengmanmodel) October 8, 2021


Tiwa savage is being blackmailed by an unknown person over a sex tape and she’s calm. Omo that woman is strong o.

— Imported Alhaji (@ImportedAlhaji) October 8, 2021


Tiwa career don dey deep after she did a song with Davido, now she’s chasing clout to drop Music Video

— My baby (@Dammyoflove) October 8, 2021


How did the person lay hands on Tiwa Savage’s sextape.

— 𝙶𝙸𝙳𝙴𝙾𝙽 𝙴𝙺𝙾𝙽𝙶 (@EL_GEEZZE) October 8, 2021


Was there a third party involved during the filming of the sex tape? If no, whose phone was it recorded with and how did it get out?
There are a lot of things not adding up in this whole Tiwa Savage’s sex tape saga.

— Duke of Ibadan (@_AsiwajuLerry) October 8, 2021


I have Tiwa Savage’s sex tape. Check thread

— king kunta (@hezzaking) October 8, 2021

There’s always one.


“I’m not going to allow anyone to blackmail me for doing something that is natural”

Tiwa savage,2021.

— Adejoke (@TheadejokeofBuj) October 8, 2021


Instead of allowing this blackmail, Tiwa should open an Only Fans account and post that sextape. I know how many niggas that’ll pay to see her nakedness. Make money off your predicament sis!

— SWAVEBOY (@Swaveboy_IDC) October 8, 2021


So Aunty Tiwa how did your sextape with your recent boyfriend reach third party hand??

Somebody should tag me to this boyfriend let me ask him questions ooo

— Evelyn muobike (@Evesorich) October 8, 2021


I feel more often than not, women almost always gets the short hand of the stick when it comes to sex tapes and all. Blackmailing someone with a sex tape in itself is Criminal. Tiwa savage shouldn’t yield, it’s not today we’re seeing porn on the TL. I don’t like what I hate.

— Sarah (@Chikka_MJ) October 8, 2021


Low key all these people won use style see that tiwa savage sex tape o.., them just dey disguise. #tiwasavage

— 9ja finest (@adihmonday) October 8, 2021

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