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‘Too much autotune and too much Don Jazzy.’: The album review that pissed Tiwa Savage off

TIWA-SAL1Recently, pop star Tiwa Savage was featured on the cover of TW magazine in a photo that was bold and strong and beautiful. But whatever was written inside didn’t please the singer very much because she took to her twitter account to lash out at the editors of the magazine. See tweet below.Untitled

It seems what got her angry is the review the magazine did of her album ‘Once Upon A Time’. Read below:

‘Once Upon A Time opens with a Disney inspired fairy tale account of Tiwa Savage’s relationship with her manager Tunji ‘TBillz’ Balogun. Wanted, potent and upbeat reggae track, works as a great opener. Her lower register mode of singing works on Ileke, – a roll call for females to shake their booty – but fails miserably on others like Ejim Afia and BabyMo.

‘Tiwa Svaage is the first and foremost an RnB artiste and she doesn’t hide her natural comfort zone on quite a number of tracks as Olorun Mi, Middle Passage and Get Low. Her foray in pop music isn’t a total disaster, her Kele Kele and Love me x3 are exquisitely crafted pieces but the subtle Folarin fails to blow the mind. With 21 songs, one has to dig deep to find the real substance with too many fillers, too much autotune and too much Don Jazzy. However for a debut album, it’s a commendable effort.’

Well, it’s understandable why Tiwa is upset. I mean, this piece comes off as insensitive, considering she is the covergirl for the magazine’s edition.

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  1. manny

     /  October 21, 2013

    That was too harsh na, haba! She is one of the nigerian female artistes I’m proud of. And the idiot reviewer shd know that its not vocal range that makes a star. It takes so much more…

  2. kachi

     /  October 21, 2013

    What a review. Whoever wrote that must be a cold blooded binch. Period. Tho i dunno if i’d totally disagree with them

  3. anyibaba

     /  October 21, 2013

    Ok the magazine is just silly. You don’t give a bad review to an artist that graces your cover, its just not done. Bad reviews like this does not lead to repeat business. The cover headlines should not contradict the story inside.

  4. anderson

     /  October 22, 2013

    Jeez. Next time they use me as cover, I think I shld actually read d mag.

  5. ceanafrique

     /  October 27, 2013

    Nice answer,Walt…..real sauve!


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