Reports have appeared on how Nigerian music producer, Don Jazzy, and Tiwa Savage, were invited by the Department of State Service for questioning over alleged political utterances against the administration of President Muhamamdu Buhari.
According to the Sahara reporters, Tiwa Savage was invited by the DSS over her “WeAreTired” Movement she started on Social Media due to the recent reports of sexual assault cases across Nigeria.
Through the movement, the musician called on Buhari’s administration to take action to stem the tide of rape in the country.
According to findings by SaharaReporters, this in addition to several posts on social media calling on the government to live up to its responsibilities to Nigerians earned Tiwa Savage an invitation by the DSS.
Together with Don Jazzy, Savage was invited to the DSS office in Lagos two weeks ago during which they were warned to be careful with their posts on social media.
Shortly after that episode, the two celebrities together with colleagues Yemi Alade and Waje were summoned by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, who while sharing efforts they were making to tackle rape and other problems in the state and country, warned the musicians to steer clear of political comments in order not to incur the wrath of the President Buhari administration.
A member of Tiwa Savage’s management team, who confirmed the development to SaharaRepoters, said that the celebrated female artiste will not stop speaking for Nigerians regardless of any move by government.
But as if to confirm the subtle warning from government, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage both appear to have toned down their social media posts in recent days after the meeting with the DSS and police in Lagos.
For example, Don Jazzy, who is known to actively engage his numerous followers on social media, last posted anything on Twitter for more than 22 hours while Tiwa never continued with her hashtag after the meeting with DSS Director at their Shangisha, Lagos office.