Nigerian female singer, Tiwa Savage, has shared her struggles as a successful female artist in Nigeria. The award winning singer and songwriter shared her plight during an interview session with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
According to the mother of one, people expect her to behave in a certain way that they don’t expect of her male colleagues. She also said that her achievements are not as celebrated as that of her male colleagues. In her words:
“This is not a pity party. Not that I have to work hard, I’m showing you that I’ve been doing that. You guys want to not remember me because I’m a female. I’m going to be completely honest.
Sometimes, I would do something and a male artist would do the same thing but everybody would carry that of the male artist. For instance, performing on Jimmy Fallon or Tiny Desk Concert.
If a male artist does that, everybody would react and be wowed. But when I do that, I don’t feel like it gets as much mileage.”
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