Nigerians always try to pit me against other female artistes – Tiwa fumes

Award-winning Nigerian singer, Tiwa has lamented over how fans and critics constantly try to pit her against other female artistes.

The ‘Without My Heart’ crooner said fans often argue that their reason for doing such is because they believe any new rising female artiste is coming to take her “throne.”

Nigerians always try to pit me against other female artistes - Tiwa fumes

Tiwa stated this in a recent interview with BET, noting that she chooses to go out of her way and make friends with the new female musician because she believes the real competition are their male colleagues.

She said; “Fans always try to pit me against other female artistes. Any new female artiste 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 because it is not a competition. The real competition are the male artistes. I was happy that Tyla, a female artists won the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the Grammys over the male nominees.”

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Nigerian superstar songstress, Simisola Kosoko also known as Simi, has explained why relationships between female artistes are not so cordial.

She put the blame at the feet of fans, saying they often pit the women against each other, especially when one has a big breakthrough.

Speaking with American radio host, Angela Yee, the ‘Smile For Me’ crooner admitted such comparisons can be distracting because there are fewer female musicians than men.

The mother of one emphasised that all of them can thrive without having rivalry, and she talks about women in her songs too but people feel the only way she can prove they support each other is by featuring women.

Simi said; “Fans pit women against each other in the music industry. It’s so intense sometimes. Sometimes it can be really distracting because there are not as many of us in the [music] industry compared to the guys.

“When a new female artiste breaks into the industry, they just pit her against us with all forms of comparisons. We can all thrive. I have spoken about women several times even in my songs. But because I’m an artiste people assume that the only way my talking about women can be valid is by featuring women in my songs.

“It’s just so weird because there are women in different walks of life. They do pit us against each other a lot and I think sometimes that puts some pressure on the kind of relationship that we would have otherwise.”