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Tiwa Savage Opens Up on Sexual Harassment Experience in the Music Industry

On March 31, 2016, pop artist Tiwa Savage was an invited speaker at the Youth Enterprise Conference, held at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. During her speech, she shared her journey towards becoming the African pop artist she is today. She also shared her personal experience with sexual harassment, and the realities that women face in the entertainment industry.

Needless to say, I believe the industry must be a place where women can and do thrive. We have so many talented women and it is appalling that many are blocked from pursuing their dreams because of sexual harassment, and violence when they refuse these sexual advances. We must change this current status quo. Read an excerpt of what Tiwa had to say below:

The Nigerian music industry is awash with tales of men asking for sex from female artistes before giving them any form of assistance. It was not different for Tiwa Savage in the early days of her career. This much the singer revealed to Entertainer.
“Recounting her experience, Tiwa Savage continued: “A lot of times they said that they wanted to help me but actu­ally they wanted me to do ‘something’ with them. Luckily I had a crazy boyfriend who ended up being my husband. He just shot them down.

“If you are really talented and good at what you do and you have God behind you, don’t give in to that kind of temp­tation. I guarantee you that your talent will make a way for you. The same people will be the ones calling and you will even get more than you ever imagined if you don’t give in.”

KemiFilani.com has the full statements.

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  1. Talent and success can never be bought, not even with what the useless ones in the industry are requesting for, success and talent are created naturally by God, it can even come effortlessly…so ladies that fell to such temptation should be blamed

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