Tiwa Savage, Mavin Records singer, says the African society assumes that a woman, especially one in entertainment, can never “bounce back” after becoming a mother.
Savage says she’s determined to prove wrong those who hold that assumption.
“Sometimes people think that as an African woman, you’ve given birth and will never bounce back as before,” said the singer.
“When people say things like that, they think it is supposed to tear you down but it actually does the opposite for me. It actually wants to make me prove them wrong.”
In an interview with Parallel magazine, the 37-year-old ‘All Over’ singer said she doesn’t act spontaneously as much as before because people tend to judge what they don’t understand.
She said that a career in music has made her more reserved
“The art has made me a little bit more reserved because I am wearier of people and situations,” she said.
“I think twice before I maybe dance spontaneously in the streets because people will judge and not understand.”
The singer, who has signed deals with Sony ATV and Roc Nation, said if members of the African creative industry can come together, the culture will be properly represented.
“As a whole, if we come together as CEOs, video directors, photographers, and models all strategically placed in pockets, we can stand up and properly represent the African culture.”
Tiwa Savage hit spotlight on the Nigerian scene with her debut single, ‘Kele Kele Love’, and is known for various hits.