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Tiwa Savage recalls the discrimination she faced early in her career

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During an interview with BET Talks, Tiwa Savage who recently starred in and executive produced her debut feature film ‘Water & Garri’ talked about her journey from music to movie making.

According to Tiwa Savage, she faced some discrimination in her early days in the Nigerian music industry because of her sensual dress and style. Speaking with host Unique Chapman, Tiwa Savage stated that she used to be heavily criticised, had her songs banned on terrestrial stations, and even stopped from performing because of her risqué dress and sensual music.

Tiwa Savage also added that she has heard multiple stories from female artists who passed through similar experiences.

“They get overlooked and they can’t do soundchecks,” Tiwa Savage said pointing out some of the discriminatory practices. “Initially when I first moved back, I would turn up for a show and they would say I couldn’t perform because of my outfit,” she added.

On how she managed to navigate this situation into becoming a music superstar, Tiwa Savage said she decided to double down on her style and profile as a sex symbol.

“I am very stubborn. So I was like my dress is just going to get shorter and my shirt is going to get more revealing,” She told BET Talks.

Tiwa Savage also highlighted that while she was getting a lot of stick for her risqué fashion, she was winning the admiration and gaining the support of female fans who helped grow her supporter base to the point that she was she couldn’t be ignored by show promoters and the media.

Since breaking into the mainstream, Tiwa Savage has become one of Nigeria’s pop music most prominent figures whose music helped create a spin for the female end of the industry.

She recently diversified into movies after playing the leading role in her debut feature film ‘Water & Garri’ which she also executive produced.

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Justin Timberlake’s lawyer talks tough over his arrest for drunk driving

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The legal representative of Justin Timberlake, on Wednesday, broke his silence following the singer’s arrest in the United States.

The ace singer was arrested by the police on Monday night at Sag Harbor, on the eastern end of Long Island, for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI).

Timberlake was arraigned on Tuesday and charged with one count of driving while intoxicated along with citations for failure to keep right and failure to stop at a stop sign.

He was, however, released without bail on Tuesday after being formally charged. He is scheduled to appear virtually in court on July 26.

According to TMZ, Edward Burke Jr, Timberlake’s lawyer, vowed that he would “vigorously” defend him against the allegations.

Burke added that he wants to see what prosecutors have on his client.

“[We] look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations. He will have a lot to say at the appropriate time,” he said.

“He is currently awaiting full discovery from the DA’s office.”

Timberlake is on a tour to promote his latest album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was’.

The ‘Forget Tomorrow World Tour’ is scheduled to play host to Chicago’s United Center on June 21 and June 22, before heading to New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 25 and June 26.

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Saida Boj finally apologizes to Nigerians for over N20 million claims from men (Video)

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Controversial social media influencer Sarah Idaji Ojone, popularly known as Saida Boj, has issued a public apology to Nigerians, addressing the controversial claims involving over getting N20 million from various men.

The influencer took to her Instagram page to express her remorse and clarify the situation, stating that she did not mean to miseducate people with her claims.

Saida Boj became viral online after revealing that she can sleep with any man who gives her N20 million weekly during Wazobia Nedu’s podcast ‘The Hunch Podcast’.

However, she acknowledged her mistakes and stated that she regretted her actions. In her words, “Good morning guys, I just came to say I’m sorry for the late podcast. Initially, I did not want to apologize because I did not do anything wrong. You guys should not get me wrong, I did not mean to say N20 million, but if you have camera all over your face, you won’t know when you will say some things”.

“It was suppose to come out from my mouth, I am here to apologize to the men, women, boys, girls. I am so sorry for the. Actually, I be wan say N19.8 million. N29 million for what, shey na me give am money to keep for me. I wanted to say N19.8 million, I am not that wicked”.

Watch the video below:

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‘I’m flyest man on earth’ — Wizkid brags

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Wizkid, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has bragged about being the “flyest man on earth”.

Flyest refers to a person of great importance who knows how to handle money and is assertive in all aspects.

The ‘Superstar’ hitmaker boasted about his personality on Wednesday via his Instagram story.

“Flyest nigga on earth,” he wrote, without providing context to back his braggadocio.

The post was shared a few hours after the singer and Jada Pollock, his manager and baby mama, appeared at the Paris Fashion Week.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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