Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage is more than just a music super star, she is also a philanthropist involved in various Humanitarian causes. While juggling her music career, motherhood and pursuing acting, Tiwa understands the real impact her position offers her. Tiwa made this known recently when she met with A Nation of Billion’s Akua Ofei in her Central London hotel suite. She also opened up on her journey so far as a music artist and candidly also about ‘The Diary of Tiwa Savage’. Read HERE if you missed that. Why I don’t advertise my humanitarian work on social media – Tiwa Savage.
The mother of one disclosed: “I don’t really advertise my humanitarian work that much. Especially on my social media because it’s just a personal thing I think – but now I’m in two minds. Also, I think it’s important to do it and before I used to feel like if I talk about it too much will people think I’m exploiting the situation or I’m just doing it to look good in the public eye?
Why I don’t advertise my humanitarian work on social media – Tiwa Savage
But then I also feel like I have to talk about it because I have a voice and there might be situations where people don’t know of certain things happening in a specific area – then a celebrity talks about it and then it shines a light to it.”
When it comes to moving forward and building African unity, Tiwa knows musicians often have a special place in society, “it’s very, very important. I’ve always said that musicians have such a huge influence – we can say things to our fanbase that a politician might not be able to get across as easily so we have a huge responsibility. We can use our music actually to sing and talk about other things and share a different light on Nigeria and Africa.”
From breast cancer screening projects to HIV/Aids prevention and awareness programs, Tiwa’s unrelenting sense of responsibility gives her the capacity to expand her work further and further.
She said, “I’m a Polio Ambassador, I’m actually very actively involved in that, I am passionate about Polio because to me it hits home because I have a child. And at one point, we thought it was eradicated in Nigeria – and it actually was – but we had four cases come up last year that not a lot of people know about.
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With me doing that cause and not talking about it, it didn’t really help the situation because a lot of people still didn’t know about it. Yeah, I can go home at night at say ‘oh Tiwa you did your bit, you helped’, but I realised I need to talk about it more so that other Nigerians can know this is a situation we’re dealing with.”