My challenge as an African woman –Tiwa Savage

Away from the success she has recorded through selling out shows, topping music charts, signing mega deals with major music labels locally and internationally, music star, Tiwa Savage is still finding it hard to shake the stereotype of being an African woman and the social confines the tag confers.

Making music and rocking the stage may come easy for the superstar, but the burden of being a dutiful wife who tends to family chores seems a point of chastisement for the artiste who is often lauded as the ‘queen of Afrobeats’.

For someone who suffered a broken home but still manages to pull herself together for her career and her son, Savage believes that she may not the getting the applause she deserves for her commitments of many fronts.

With her fourth studio project, ‘Celia’ slated for release later this year, the Eminado crooner apparently remains resolute in her quest for more success and appears not to be distracted with talks of family life and family expectations of an African woman.

The 40-year old mother of one, in an interview with Billboardwhich was monitored by Rduring the week agitated that the modern black woman should be expressive with her life and not be limited as she aimed to put the message across.

“A lot of people in Africa still have the idea that a woman has to be submissive, stay at home and be the wife and mother. Don’t get me wrong. Those are great morals to keep. But I think the modern African woman, the modern black woman is being limited.

“We can do both. You can have a successful full-time job, you can be strong and vulnerable at the same time. That’s the message I’m trying to put across. So when you see my videos or see me on the red carpet, don’t think I’m not at home cooking for my son or helping him with homework when I’m not doing shows,” Savage added.

 

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