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“I’ve Made Some Mistakes” Watch Tiwa Savage’s Open & Honest Speech to Teenagers in Uganda

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#LetGirlsLead!  On 8th March 2015, Tiwa Savage spoke to hundreds of young people about Teenage Pregnancy, pursuing your dreams and hope after pregnancy.

According to Reach a Hand Uganda, the organization behind the event, use of role models like Tiwa to take the message to these young people has proved effective because when the students hear the people they look up to reaffirm the best Safe Reproductive Health practices, they are transformed.

Life is about planning ahead, so if you as a young person do not plan for parenthood, you will always be dependent on other people and unable to break out of the cycle of poverty. It is not good to keep on being helpless – we have to take responsibility for our lives.” said Tiwa.

RAHU reaches out to young people with knowledge on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) as well as HIV.

Their message to the youth is simply, “Delay sex or use contraceptives if you really have to have sex”, also highlighting that Teenage Pregnancy is not a girls issue but one that affects each and everyone one of us.

You can join or follow the conversation on social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) using the hashtag #LetGirlsLead.

To find out more about Reach a Hand Uganda, please visit their Facebook Page

Photo Credit: Reach a Hand

19 Comments

  1. Stella Kashmoney

    March 18, 2015 at 11:45 am

    So because this madam here is pregnant, she is now a role model or what? I don’t get what she is on about.
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    • prince

      March 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      True talk. you just have to take responsibilities for your life. only you is to blame for your failures. Nice one TIWA. #cantstoplovingyou

    • Eyitayo

      March 18, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      madam stella kashmoney whether preg or not preg Tiwa is always a role model

    • D

      March 18, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      So that’s all you got from the message. She’s a woman that’s what makes her an ideal role model!

    • ada nnewi

      March 18, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      What is wrong with you? Instead of castigating someone for doing something right, use some of your energy to help right societal wrongs….

    • concerned

      March 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Which is your problem? That before she got pregnant she wasn’t a role model or that now that she’s pregnant she’s chosen to help young people? Who even cares? She’s doing something good for humanity here. So what if she wasn’t a role model (in your eyes) before? Who knows? Maybe some young girl who does look up to her might’ve been considering an unsafe abortion and Tiwa’s speech might change her mind, thus saving a life. My dear, please look at the bigger picture and keep an open mind

  2. Pebbles_GH

    March 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    i like the Drama presentation. its creative

  3. Deedara

    March 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    She speaks very well, and you can tell that her words are heartfelt.

  4. Mojisola

    March 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Nice one Tiwa Savage! We need to take full responsibilities of our life. Life is good!
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  5. ChiChiChilolo

    March 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    It is well! She looks pretty with that pregnancy though.

  6. ato

    March 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    goosebumps! Nice job Tiwa,

  7. Funmi

    March 18, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Good job babes! I’m impressed.

  8. Modele

    March 18, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    ” I told my mum that but Beyoncé did not go to school, Rihanna did not go to school”. This statement gives the impression that Rihanna and Beyoncé were already made and well established, when she was nursing the idea of being a singer and her mum was insisting on her going to school. At 35, is she not older than both Beyoncé and Rihanna? I guess she was already an adult when her mum was insisting on her going to school.. She must have started late compared to her role models ( Beyoncé and Rihanna). If I am right, Rihanna was hardly known in 2007 when Tiwa was on UK X factor.
    By the way good speech Tiwa , quite inspirational.

    • MC

      March 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Rihanna was KNOWN in 2007. By then she was on her third album. (she has been in the game for 10 years now)
      Tiwa was on UK Xfactor?….interesting. I didn’t know that. But then I don’t really know her. I’m only aware of her because of BN

    • Kemmie

      March 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      You are right Rihanna was known in 2007, that was the year she released umbrella, her major first hit. However prior to 2007, she was relatively new and not very well known.
      Tiwa was on UK Xfactor in 2006, she was in the over 25 group and got booted off at the judges’ house. See one of her performances on the show below.
      youtube.com/watch?v=3it75_QLM5I

    • Kunle Adekolo

      March 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      If Rihanna jumped off of a bridge, would you too jump, Tiwa?

      If Beyonce married an ugly man, would . . . oh . . . um . . . how are the Mavins doing? I like those kids!

  9. Gbemi007

    March 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Tiwatope, don’t call him a mistake. His name is Tunji.

  10. Oyinka

    March 19, 2015 at 12:44 am

    evil comment.. haba.

  11. prechy

    March 19, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    tiwa nyz speech.i like u look nd evrityn abt u.dnt mind dix haters hu writs rubbish abt u,remember…looku looku dem plenty 4 here.

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