Afrobeat sensation Tiwa Savage has revealed in radio chat with Angie of Power FM 105.1 that she’s being blackmailed with a sex tape of her and her present lover.
According to Tiwa, she found out about the issue via her road manager who prompted her to check her phone.
“Yesterday I was leaving a radio station in my car and my road manager sent me a message and was like ‘Yo check your phone’ and I’m like okay, then I checked it and I’m like where did you get it from and he like I just got it like 20 minutes ago. It’s a tape of me and the person I’m dating right now,” said the mother of one.
“The first I got of the phone and sent it to my manager and she was like ‘Oh my God’ and I was like what are we gonna do. So the person is asking for money now.”
Tiwa also quick to exonerate her lover after she was quizzed about his innocence in the scandal, adding that the blackmailer is asking for money in Bitcoin but she doesn’t think giving into the blackmail by paying them will put the matter to bed.
“No. He is going crazy too. I’m like what are we gonna do and my manager is like ‘How much are they asking for?’ So I woke and I was like no – I pay now, two months time you gonna come back again and two years and who knows if I do send you the money you are gonna release it anyway,” added the singer.
It’s been a rollercoaster of switching emotions for Tiwa after she recently lost her dad and dropped an EP, now this. However, she’s quited determined she’s not going to cave.
“Like the fact that I’m not going to allow anyone to blackmail me for doing something that is natural.”