Much ado about Tiwa Savage’s sex tape
October 17 (THEWILL) – About a week ago, Tiwa Savage went to town with a blackmail story with a sex tape she made with her current lover. While absolving her closest friends or associates of blame, the divorced mother-of-one revealed that her lover mistakenly posted the video to the Snapchat social media platform, but deleted it within seconds. The singer also said the blackmailer sent the sex video to his team, demanding money. After initially trying to block the blackmailer, she claimed, she decided to just make her story her own, as they are both adults who are not wrong.
His revelation elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians. While some thought she was lying, others wondered how someone, who defined themselves as a grown woman, mother and role model, could make a sex tape and make her known, if only for a second.
This set of people pointed out that during the interview where she made the revelation, her face was far from that of someone under pressure from a blackmailer. So they concluded that she was playing on people’s intelligence with what they believed to be a publicity stunt.
Other people, sympathetic to the Tiwa Savage brand, either believed it or didn’t know what to make of the story. Still, many were more interested in the identity of the supposed lover, since her well-known lover, Habeeb Uthman, otherwise known as Obama DMW, who was singer Davido’s personal assistant, had died of a heart failure about three months ago.
A few others took advantage of the situation by circulating a sex video of a woman many believe to be Tiwa.
Firstly, the circulating video is as fake as it comes as the actors look nothing like Tiwa and her current lover, a young man named Abolo Beckham.
Bolo Beckham of Warri, as he is affectionately known, is a Nigerian who lives in Ghana. Tiwa reportedly started dating him almost immediately after Obama DMW disappeared. While the male in the outstanding video is quite thin and of average height, Bolo is not thin and he is much taller. The lady in the video bears only a slight resemblance to Tiwa and that’s where it ends. She is voluptuous, while Tiwa is not.
Second, Bolo is currently not on social media. He deleted all of his social media credentials, especially Instagram and Snapchat about three years ago, except for a few footprints which are old posts posted about him by others. This makes one wonder on which snapchat Tiwa claimed that her lover posted said video and deleted it almost immediately.
Third, Tiwa’s latest body of work, Water and Garri, released in August, is not doing as well as expected. With the exception of the single Somebody’s Son, in which she starred American artist Brandy, many can’t even tell the other songs on the Extended Play (EP) apart. What’s more, after collecting her registration fees up front when she signed a global recording contract with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music entertainment company, Tiwa had to prove she had what it takes. ‘it was necessary to compete favorably with the icons of American music. and that UMG was not mistaken in partnering with it. His management / publicity team led by Vanessa Amadi-Ogbonna, who also runs some Nigerian musical artists like Davido and is said to be a guru in his work, invented the publicity stunt of a non-existent sex tape.
The idea, which was obviously meant to sway public sympathy for Tiwa and help increase sales of his EP, unfortunately backfired as Nigerians did not believe his story.
Finally, assuming there actually is a sex tape, why doesn’t it exist? Why hasn’t the blackmailer released it yet? Although Tiwa did not give a timeline for when the sex tape was made or when the blackmail began, blackmailers are known to never back down and would carry out their threats unless the long arm of the law catches up with them before they execute their threat.
So, did Tiwa actually make a sex tape? If she did, which is her prerogative, did she or her lover really put it forward by mistake? And is she really being blackmailed for it? Your guess is as good as mine.