It’s a globally known fact that sex sells.
But in spite of the seemingly conservative nature of Nigeria and severe backlash against sexy artistes like Tiwa Savage, the entertainment industry is still filled with a lot of sexualized images.
Just look at a standard Nigerian music video these days, it’s half naked big booty girls, fast cars and a cash rain. No one wants to see a covered up female & Tiwa Savage explains why.
While addressing some pressing issues in the Nigerian music industry as a guest on an entertainment show hosted by Arise Television, Tiwa said entertainers cannot be stopped from adapting sexual imagery in their stagecraft but can be regulated through appropriate guidelines provided by a competent body or authority.
She defended her artistry saying that contemporary musicians are misunderstood much like late Afrobeat King, Fela’s sexy female dancers were misunderstood in their time because of their sexual dances on stage back in the 1970s and 80s.
There is no way a movie and entertainment will not have sexual scenes. You cannot stop an artiste from being sexual in entertainment. The only thing we can do as Africans is to provide guidelines.When I performed initially in Nigeria, they screamed that it was too much; that it was too sexual. We are still fighting the same battle the Fela girls fought.Fela’s girls were misunderstood. What they did on stage was just entertainment.What they do on stage doesn’t mean that they are loose off stage. People say Fela is godfather but people forget the women that added glamour to Fela’s show.
Source: Daily Post
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