The much-anticipated new EP from Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage, titled Water and Garri, is generating a lot of buzz and is a sensational body of work, I must say.
On the EP cover, though, some people have become fixated. While some people like it, others vehemently disagree and claim that other celebrities, such as Gigi Hadid, wore the outfit better (a claim with which I personally disagree).
All this talk about Tiwa Savage’s clothes and how much people have had to say about them over the years struck up a fun listicle idea in my head, and so, today, I think it’ll be fun if we both look through 5 Tiwa Savage outfits that have caused her some wahala in her life.
I believe it’s going to be fun. Are you ready? Then let’s go!
1. This Green Dress
If you’ve been around the Nigerian parts of the internet long enough, you KNOW you have seen this picture at least once in association with Tiwa Savage’s name.
This picture caused so much embarrassment for Tiwa. The headlines that were written, the people who used it as a thumbnail for their clickbait videos—this picture was everywhere.
During the fitting, she probably did not realize that the zipper at the back of the dress ended in such a way that the back of her skirt would be left wide open when she was dancing.
If Tiwa could go back in time, there’s no doubt she would have probably rethought her outfit choice here.
2. This White Short Skirt
Tiwa Savage wore this dress to perform earlier on in her career, when she probably didn’t know yet the wickedness of some Nigerian photographers.
If you’re standing to take a picture of the outfit from the front, it doesn’t look bad. But when you take this picture from certain angles like the photographers at this event did, well, let’s just say it leads to a lot of embarrassment and articles that end up with titles like the ones below.
3. This One Leg Up, One Leg Down Outfit
You can already imagine the comments when this picture hit the Nigerian internet in 2015.
People yabbed everything from the cut of the dress to the one leg up, one leg down style of the dress. Worst of all, they yabbed Tiwa Savage’s complexion, saying that her face and her legs didn’t match in the picture. The backlash was so great that Tiwa Savage responded to the comments with this picture not too long after. As you can imagine, the response caused even more conversation:
If anything, you have to love Tiwa’s sense of humor!
4. Her Shorts
Do you know how many times Tiwa Savage’s shorts have gotten her insults?
At one of her shows, she even spoke about people’s hatred toward her shorts, specifically the one in the picture below with Wizkid, saying:
They judge me a lot. They misunderstand me. I don’t want to be controversial. I just like the shorts, the black shorts. I didn’t know it was all cut up and my butt was out (laughs).
5. This Oyi Moment
Nobody is still sure about what happened in this clip, but what we do know from what we see is that Tiwa Savage was on stage, and it seems her outfit came off, so she was on stage embarrassed and didn’t know what to do. The people tried to switch off the light, but that didn’t last.
Thankfully, Flavour came out with a coat, with which she covered herself, and left the stage. Some people are confused because they thought it was an act for the Oyi (Catching Cold) Remix she’s on with Flavour, but some others say it’s a wardrobe malfunction. See for yourself, and let me know what you think.