Tiwa Savage Risks Losing Endorsement Deals Over PUNANI Tape Scandal!

Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage may lose some endorsements and her public image damaged as she battles a scandal that has sparked up controversy on social media.


On Wednesday, social media was agog, following the release of a punani tape allegedly involving the singer and her boyfriend.

Though Tiwa is yet to confirm or deny whether she is the one captured in the video, she had earlier in an interview with American OAP, Angie Martinez of Power 105.1, raised the alarm that she was being blackmailed by an unknown person with a punani tape

She had expressed concerns about what the blackmailer could do with the clip even as she claimed that the video was accidentally posted on Snapchat by her lover, who immediately deleted it.
Tiwa Savage Risks Losing Endorsement Deals Over PUNANI Tape Scandal!
Tiwa Savage Risks Losing Endorsement Deals Over PUNANI Tape Scandal!
Although she maintained that she would not pay a dime to the blackmailer, Tiwa feared that the intimate clip could negatively affect her career and public image.

Some Nigerians who doubted the singer opined that the alleged punani tape ‘scandal was a publicity stunt for her now released remix of ‘Somebody’s son” ft Brandy.

But Tiwa Savage stated that those saying it was a publicity stunt were merely disappointed that she was able to control the narrative and not allow the ‘blackmailer’ destroy her.

However, Tiwa’s alleged punani tape was eventually released. The blackmailer released the tape in the dead of Tuesday night and by morning, it had already taken over every gossip corner.

Fans were stunned when the singer’s intimate moment with her lover was seen. The girl in the punani tape had a striking resemblance to the ‘Koroba crooner, many argued.

With the social media space thrown into a fresh noise, Tiwa who seemed not bothered showed off the diamond encrusted wristwatch she purchased.

Although it is not confirmed if the woman in the viral video is Tiwa Savage or if the released clip was that which the 41- year-old spoke of, the singer has remained mute on the issue.

Many have condemned the blackmailer for releasing the footage while other chide the songstress who is not a stranger to controversies for being careless.

Condemning the actions, some Nigerians said the clip was released because she bragged about ‘controlling the narrative.

Looking at the negative effect of the matter on the artiste, a PR expert, Issac Mayowa told DAILY POST that although, the entertainment industry has been engulfed with several controversies involving many other artistes, one that is punani related threatens an artist’s career and public image.

“The industry is filled with several scandals; from domestic violence to rumored infidelity or rumored extra-marital affairs, but when a punani tape of an artist is released, it is a huge blow.

“It takes months, sometimes years to correct the damage such clip can cause. Punani tape damage control is a herculean task. Most endorsement deals come with moral clauses that give the company the right to exit the contract if a celebrity lands in trouble, as such could tarnish their reputation.”

But one Charity, a fan of the singer recalled how popular singer, Chidinma Ekile recovered when her alleged punani tape was released and noted that Tiwa Savage will bounce back.

“Because Tiwa Savage’s private activities was exposed in public doesn’t make her different or less human than most of us. She is amazing, she is not an angel, so mistakes like this should be overlooked. Chidinma survived this same scandal and look at her today, the world has moved on.”

Another respondent identified as Lukas Zayiwulu urged the singer to arrest her lover for his mistake. He also advised her to clean up her circles.

“I am not sure how her supposed boyfriend is exonerated from this whole punani thing. That video was a close shot and was posted by her boyfriend whose full pictures wasn’t displayed. She has an Army of wrong company and needs to clean up before they consume her.”

Amid the backlash, some celebrities like Harrysong, Nedu, Mercy Aigbe, IK Ogbonna, Tacha Akide and BBNaija’s Angel Smith have drummed support for the singer. They heaped accolades and encouraged her. www.dailypost.ng


Read More At The Online Coronavirus Portal Or Use The 24-Hour Public Hotline:
South Africa: 0800 029 999 or just Send Hie to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp

Africa Metro is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Africa Metro. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Africa Metro. Read More Here.


Post a Comment

0 Comments