Rotimi, a Nigerian-American musician and actor, recently teamed up with Afrobeats superstar Tiwa Savage, and it came with an unexpected surprise.
Rotimi claimed Tiwa is his blood cousin in a video he posted on his Instagram page, saying they have been keeping the fact a secret for a very long time.
“Listen, I got a surprise mehn. Y’all never guess who my actual blood cousin is. You’ve got to paint this beautiful queen right now,” Rotimi said in the video.
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Tiwa Savage, in the video, confirmed Rotimi’s affirmation saying:
“This is Tiwa, aka African Bad gyal, aka Mama Jamjam, aka Rotimi’s real cousin.”
The duo hinted that they have a joint project in the making.
Social media reactions
Sharing the video, Rotimi added a caption that read: “We’ve been holding this secret for so long !!! So happy to share the vibes with everyone!”
Netizens went berserk with the news and affirmed that music runs in the family.
sallymugwanja: “Music runs in the family plus you married a musician.”
erricky_nj14: “To think say this killer for power dey sing love song now chaiii.”
lulu_tako: “OMG you guys are cousins.. I’m jealous!! How are you so awesome.”
emmbum_clothing: “Wow it’s gonna be fire ….can’t wait ooo tiwantiwa mama jamjam.”
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Tiwa Savage paved the way for me – Amaarae
Meanwhile, Ghanaian singer Amaarae has disclosed how much of an influence and motivation Tiwa Savage has been to her.
The American born singer in an interview, spoke about her music and her relationship with African diva, Tiwa Savage.
She shared that her humility and care was overwhelming to the point that she was in awe of her and admired her person.