Wizkid had featured Tiwa Savage in the video of his song “Fever,” and the scenes are so steamy with tight hugs, luscious glances and near-kiss scenarios that tongues are beginning to wag that Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are in fact in a romantic relationship.
Also, given the explicit content of the video, its raunchy scenes and all, there has been raucous calls for the video to be rated 18+
Given the prominence of both artistes and their appeal across Africa, and indeed the steamy scenes recorded, the video has hit 1 million views in 20 hours.
Tiwa Savage is separated from her husband Teebillz, and Wizkid himself is not married. And since both of them have gotten cozy several times, in fact years before the release pf the “Fever” video, the idea of an amorous relationship between the two has taken a life of its own.
However, in an interview with Sound City in August this year, Tiwa Savage she and Wizkid are in a relationship, saying: “Wizkid and I are friends, I heard all sorts of stories about Wizkid and I, but I chose to ignore them. At a point, people said I was dating Humblesmith; later they mentioned another artiste. How long will I continue to debunk these rumours.”
Back in September when Wizkid walked down GQ red carpet arm in arm with British supermodel Naomi Campbell, the rumours of a relationship between Tiwa Savage and Wizkid was active but died down momentarily.
Naomi Campbell has since slipped out of the scene and the Tiwa Savage-Wizkid dating rumours are rising again, like a monstrous beast.
Why did Wizkid co-opted Tiwa Savage and not someone else, some have asked, especially given that she barely made vocal contributions to the video?
In any case, it wouldn’t be the first time Wizkid had thought Tiwa Savage the best fit for his music video. Back in 2011 when Wizkid was still young on the scene, he had co-opted Tiwa Savage on the video of his song “Pakurumo” and both had gotten cozy, with Wizkid grinding Tiwa Savage from behind.
in 2012 both Wizkid and Tiwa Savage won spots as Pepsi ambassadors, but there was no hugging and grinding this time. A year later, both of them were nominated for the MOBO Awards, which held in the United Kingdom.
If Tiwa Savage and Wizkid had something going in 2013, it was shut down when Tiwa Savage got married to Teebillz in a lavish wedding in Dubai in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, Tiwa Savage’s marriage to Teebillz had somersaulted and Tiwa Savage co-opted Wizkid in the smash “Bad.”
2017 found the duo collaborating once again, as Tiwa Savage featured Wizkid in “Ma Lo,” which became a smash hit. If the collaboration on “Ma Lo” didn’t exactly stoke the fires of dating rumours, the duo’s sharing a fervent hug at the Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged in December 2017 did just that.
This is 2018 and the dating rumours are living as much as you yourself are breathing. Back in February when Tiwa Savage celebrated her birthday, Wizkid had fired off the following message to her via Instagram: “Big birthday shoutout to a Queen!! Our Queen, My Queen! Hard worker!! @tiwasavage ❤️❤️”
The key phrase here is “my queen.”
There, Wizkid had got a queen, whether amorous or platonic one cannot tell at this point. It is up to the hottest pop star in Africa to enjoy his “Fever”