On Saturday, July 9 2016, Tiwa Savage faced a huge backlash from her Instagram followers after she pledged support for the Black Lives matter movement in the US.
She supported the movement by saying "I can't keep calm, I have a black son".
A lot of people felt it was an unnecessary move while others opined the motive behind it to be the need to join the bandwagon.
In response to this, Tiwa Savage took to her Instagram this morning to defend herself.
The Mavin singer said she felt a need to show solidarity to such an emerging global cause as ‘the rest of the world supported us with our #bringbackourgirls movement.’
She further stated that contrary to some of the comments of her not speaking up about the violence in the country, she had been actively involved – citing her role in the #BringBackOurGirls campaign as a major example.
On a final note, she stated that irregardless of criticisms, she will continue to support different human rights causes home and aboard as it is her ‘duty as a Nigerian, a citizen of this world and a child of the Most High’ to do so.
Let us not let the devil distract us by letting us fight amongst ourselves and lose focus on the many tragedies happening around the whole. Yes you as an individual might not be able to fight for every cause but even the little you do will help. I don't need to justify my support for #blacklivesmatter and it's sad that some people should even question my support because I'm sure these same people were happy when the rest of the world supported us with our #bringbackourgirls movement, but you don't want us to show support because it is not right on our doorstep. This is exactly what the enemy wants and he "the devil" is a liar. We will keep supporting each other and not get distracted and just to clarify what happens at home means so much to me as a nigerian. I didn't just hashtag I joined several walks in protest, used my voice as an artist and wrote "olorun mi" as a tribute to lives lost on the Dana crash and will continue to do many more as it is my duty as a nigerian, a citizen of this world and a child of the Most High 🙏🏽