Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian Afrobeat award-winning singer, has promised never to tell her mum any more secrets after having unintentionally let the cat out of the bag.
The singer disclosed in an interview with MTV UK that she told her mother first that she would be playing at the Kings Coronation celebration, on the condition that she must not inform anybody else. However, her mother quickly and in any case told her brother.
Narrating her ordeal, she said, “When I got the call about performing at the King’s coronation, I didn’t tell a lot of people at first. But eventually, I told my mum and as always I was like, Mum, please don’t tell anyone. Then literally 20 minutes later, my brother is calling me, he was like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ And I’m like, mum, wow! So, I’m not telling my mum anything again.”
Tiwa Savage’s performances at King Charles III’s coronation concert and Big Lunch in March made her the first Nigerian performer to take the stage at a British royal occasion.
She claims she was ignorant until she realized she was the only African performing at the event, and when she did, she was shocked.
In her words, “Initially, I didn’t realize how big a deal it [was. And I also didn’t know who else was going to be performing either. So, I didn’t know I was going to be the only one representing the Commonwealth. So, when I started getting that information, I was like, ‘Wow! No pressure.’ It was great though.”
She called the performance at the concert “Iconic” and said it was an honour to have been able to represent the Commonwealth at the occasion.
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