Nigerians pit me against other female artists – Tiwa Savage

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has claimed that she is constantly being pitted against other female artists by overzealous fans.

She said the fans often pit her against every rising female artist, claiming that they are coming to take her “throne.”

The ‘Water & Garri’ actress said she would go out of her way and make friends with the new female artists instead because she believes music is not a competition.

Savage spoke in a recent interview with BET.

She said, “Fans always try to pit me against other female artists. Any new female artist that comes up, they would be like, ‘Yo, she is coming to take her throne.’

“And I would go out of my way to make friends with them [new female artists] because it is not a competition. The real competition are the male artists. I was happy that Tyla, a female artists won the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the Grammys over the male nominees.”