Before the invitation, Tiwa Savage commenced a movement known as “WeAreTired” in protest following a sharp rise in sexual assault cases across Nigeria, especially against women.
Through the movement, Tiwa called on Buhari’s administration to take action to stem the tide of rape in the country.
Tiwa Savage earned an invitation by the DSS due to several posts on social media calling on the government to live up to its responsibilities to Nigerians
According to findings by SaharaRepoters, together with Don Jazzy, Savage was invited to the DSS office in Lagos two weeks ago during which they were warned to be careful with their posts on the social media.
Shortly after that episode, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage together with colleagues Yemi Alade and Waje were summoned by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, who while sharing efforts they were making to tackle rape and other problems in the state and country, warned the musicians to steer clear of political comments in order not to incur the wrath of the President Buhari administration, the report said.
Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage
Speaking on the development, a member of Tiwa Savage’s management team, told SaharaRepoters that the celebrated female artiste will not stop speaking for Nigerians regardless of any move by the government.
But as if to confirm the subtle warning from government, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage both appear to have toned down their social media posts in recent days after the meeting with the DSS and police in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
For example, Don Jazzy, who is known to actively engage his numerous followers on social media, last posted anything on Twitter more than 22 hours while Tiwa never continued with her hashtag after the meeting with DSS Director at their Shangisha, Lagos office.
Apart from Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage, the DSS has also invited a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, over his comments on the operations of Boko Haram in the Northern part of Nigeria.
While speaking on a radio programme, the former CBN Deputy governor had stated that a serving governor in the North was the commander of Boko Haram.