The award-winning singer Tiwa Savage had a one on one conversation with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on the Black Box interview where she addressed issues about Sars and suicide at a point in her life.
During the recently held #EndSars protest across Nigeria, Savage was one of the major voices that helped propel the movement. Ebuka asked her why she decided to lend her voice to the #EndSars protest.
“When someone loses a life…I’m just thinking that there is a mother out there who has lost a son because of police brutality. Like I said I know people around me who have experienced terrible terrible brutality from police officers. How can I be in Nigeria and not lend my voice, my platform to something like that? Because people close to me have experienced frightening situations,” she said.
Also shares her experience as a growing child in UK.
Tiwa Savage was at some point in her life, faced with bullying and according to her, the bullying got so bad that she attempted committing suicide twice as a teenager.
“When I got to school, it was horrible and I had an accent. My first day I clearly cannot forget. I got to school late and my teacher couldn’t pronounce my name. She then asked why I was late to school and I said ‘sorry ma there was go slow.’ Everyone started laughing. I was teased so badly,” she said.
Watch the interview below: