Ever since the intimate video of Tiwa Savage and her lover surfaced on the internet days ago, there have been various speculations and opinions about the incident, especially online.
Shortly after the sex tape leaked, Nigerian celebrities, in a move to support the sonorous singer in her dark times, posted messages on their social media pages with hashtags like ‘A Queen I stan’, ‘I stand with Tiwa’.
They did this despite the fact that the Koroba singer urged her fans to disregard the sex tape during her interview with American OAP Angie Martinez of 105.1, where she revealed that she was being blackmailed with a sex tape.
The recent news flying around claims that the leaked sex tape has cost the singer about four endorsement deals. Although the reports are unconfirmed, popular Nigerian actress, Georgina has shared her two cents about the issue via her verified Instagram page.
According to Onuoha, after the sex tape leaked, Nigerian celebrities did a disservice to Tiwa Savage with their comments on social media.
Her statement read in part, “Sad if this is true. Personally, as Georgina, I pray Tiwa pulls through this. She is immensely talented and gifted. She has the world stage on her laps. She did not commit a crime; she is the victim but damn my colleagues did her a disservice with their ‘A Queen I stand’ rhetoric.
“We all should learn to weigh issues critically before our support becomes an indictment of the person we are trying to support. She took the initial step of going public about her being blackmailed, which was proactive and smart of her. My ill-informed colleagues did her a disservice.
“The narrative should have been, ‘Say No to Blackmailers’ who breached her privacy. Instead, their ignorance came off as celebratory of her mistakes. They did Tiwa bad. I’m still praying for her to get us a Grammy soon. She will rise from this.”
Citing the case of American reality TV star and beauty cosmetic mogul, Kim Kardashian, who also had a leaked sex tape with singer Ray Jay, which was released on February 2007, Onuoha advised Tiwa Savage to apologise to the public and move on with her life.
“According to PR EXPERT Lauretta, sometimes, not all publicity is good publicity. Kim Kardashian went on an apology tour on every TV and significant talk show in America and issued public apologies to save her brand 15 years ago. Tiwa is no longer a Nigerian brand; she is a global brand.
“I hope she pulls through this, learns her lessons, apologises for this mistake. If I were on her PR team, I would suggest a public apology. Most of you will say it’s not needed, as her bla bla bla did not leak the tape. Still, if you understand PR, you will appreciate that an apology is necessary to her family-oriented fans; she apologies for letting such happen to even get to the media whilst also playing the victim because she is still the victim and then move on.
“Do you know that with all the popularity Kim K has, that some brands will never use her as their ambassador? You might say she doesn’t need it but trust me, her team wishes those brands will contact her.
“Yes, we all make mistakes, but for every action, there are some consequences. (My favourite line to my children). I am paying for some mistakes I made in the past (not sex tapes lol) but I learnt from them, apologised where necessary and faced the consequences and moved on,” she said.