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Iskaba: Tiwa Savage Speaks On Ciara Sampling Her Song

Nigerian popstar , Tiwa Savage has finally spoken on American singer, Ciara sampling her song .
Ciara sampled ‘Before Nko ’ a song on Tiwa Savage ’ s second studio album

R . E. D released in 2015 on her recent release ‘ Freak Me ’ featuring Nigerian popstar, Tekno .

But addressing the matter plainly for the first time, the Tiwa Savage says she had foreknowledge of the sampling.

Savage said her representatives spoke to Ciara’ s camp , inferring that they reached an understanding on the usage of the song .

In an interview with Capital Xtra ’ s Tim Westwood , Savage described ‘ Freak Me ’ as a pleasant surprise .
She said : “ It ’ s amazing. It ’ s an honour. I knew she was going to sample the record.

“ Her people had spoken to my people but I didn ’ t hear the final product until it came out but it was a pleasant surprise . Big shout out to her . ”

Savage also spoke about her upcoming collaboration with Coldplay , and how it came to be .
She said : “ They have a record with Stargate and it kinda has like an Afrobeat influence in it and I already worked with Stargate on a couple of records , so they wanted a female vocal on it, so here I am .

“ When I was in the studio with Chris Martin , he was so cool . I was so nervous . He made it so easy. ”
The singer said her collaboration with Duncan Mighty, ‘ Lova Lova ’ , is currently her favourite song , adding that “ I knew it was a big record when I recorded it” .

The Afrobeats star also touched on the inequality suffered by women in the music industry , noting that it is not limited to Nigeria.

“ I think it ’ s all over the world actually . I have heard other female acts from America , the UK talk about how hard it is , ” Savage said .
She said songs by male artistes find quick acceptance on the radio as opposed to those recorded by female singers .

“ I think it ’ s a lot easier to accept male artist ’ s songs, ” the ‘ All Over ’ singer said . “ On radio , it gets played quicker . Sometimes , I feel like some records when I have male artistes on it , is accepted a lot quicker .”

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