Mavin Records first lady, Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, better known by her stage name as Tiwa Savage, has addressed her alleged beef with Yemi Alade in a new interview, as well as sharing what its like to be a mother and a successful musician
Below are excerpts from the chat;
Are you aware that people see you and Yemi Alade as rivals?
Definitely, you know it happens in all industries. People compare Davido and Wizkid, Beyoncé and Rihana, among others. It is just a natural thing and that is life. When you have two people doing great things, you tend to compare them. But there is actually no beef between her and myself. I really love what she does.
Would you like to collaborate with her?
If it happens, if God wants it, yes I would be up for it.
Don’t you agree that having got married and having a baby reduced your followership?
All I have to say is that numbers don’t lie. Since I gave birth to my baby my followership has actually grown to 1.4 million on Instagram and twitter respectively. It is growing way faster since I had my baby. I would actually say my baby is a blessing.
How has it been combining motherhood with being a wife and musician?
Definitely it is more challenging now. But at the same time I have a beautiful son and I am willing to make whatever sacrifices I have to do what it takes to make sure that I give him the best.
When was your scariest moment during labour?
The scariest moment was at the delivery room when the doctor told me that his heartbeat dropped. My happiest moment in life was the first time I saw baby Jamal.
How do you keep in shape since you gave birth?
It is a step at a time; I am not completely back to where I was and I am also not putting myself under pressure. Sometime when you diet you could get depressed. But for my son’s sake, I need to be happy. I need to show other women as well that it took nine months to deliver a baby and it might take another one year or two to get back to that original shape. I visit the gym regularly.
Men often complain that their wives pay more attention to their babies. Are you experiencing that too?
Initially yes, I am not going to lie about that. He wakes up every two hours, you are going to devote all your time to him and your sex life might not be interesting as before. You would have stress, stretch marks too. But eventually for the sake of your marriage I would encourage all women to look after their husbands, especially after having babies. It is very important.