Tiwa Savage, a popular Nigerian artiste, has revealed that she is currently being extorted by an unknown person over an apparent sex tape between her and her partner.
The ace singer made this revelation during an interview with American OAP, Angie Martinez of Power 105.1.
Tiwa shared that the person who contacted her threatened to release the tape tonight on Thursday (October 7th) at Midnight if she does not pay them the bitcoin amount that they asked for.
However, the singer said she has decided not to pay the blackmailers.
She said, “Yesterday, I was leaving a radio station and I was in my car when my road manager sent me a message.
“She said I should check my phone. I checked it and there was a video, and I was just like, ‘Wow!’
“I asked him where he got it from and he said he received it about 20 minutes earlier.
“The video was sent to him and it is a tape of me and the person I am dating right now.
“The first thing I did after I got off the phone was that I sent it to my manager and asked what we should do.
“The person is asking for money now. The person I am dating is going crazy too.
“My manager asked how much the person is asking for.
“I decided I was not going to pay the person because if I do, two months from now, three months down the line, or even two years later, you are going to come back again.
“Who knows, if I send the money, the person will probably release it. I am not going to let anyone blackmail me for doing something natural.”
Tiwa Savage added that she could release the video herself because she is ‘that crazy’.
“No part of me wants to pay the person. That is what is getting me angry. If you want to put it out, put it out. I am that crazy that I can put it out myself. You are not making any money from me. This was an intimate moment with someone I am dating. The person I am dating is not famous, he is a regular guy and his whole business is about to be out.
“He is more concerned about me because he knows that I am going to be more affected. My mother and my son having to see it. I am going to talk to my son about it.
“For me, it is when he is older at about 15 and someone is rude to him at the playground and they make reference to the tape. I have to brace him up.”
During the interview, the singer noted that the video was not from her team, she further revealed how the video came into existence.
She said, “It is not from some working closely with me. What happened is that the person did it on snap and he posted it by accident but he quickly deleted it, however, someone got it before he could delete it. It is a very short video but it is me. It is going to be out there and I can just imagine the memes. I just found out yesterday. I could not sleep last night.
“We tried to stall them but I later decided that I am going to own the narrative. I am not ashamed of it; this is someone I am dating; I am not cheating neither is he. We are grown
“I cannot believe this is happening to me, I feel for my fan because they will have to keep defending me; I can switch off my phone or have someone run my account so I do not see that but my fans will feel the need to protect me. I will like my fans to ignore.”