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#LetGirlsLead! Tiwa Savage talks Unsafe Abortions, Teenage Pregnancies & More during a School Visit in Uganda

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Tiwa-30Tiwa Savage is glowing and we love it!

The mummy-to-be has been rocking Uganda (click here if you missed it) and not just with performances on stage but with an inspirational message she shared with young girls about teenage pregnancy.

The Mavin star visited Mariam High School in Kampala, Uganda as part of a one week online campaign tailored to create awareness on teenage pregnancy.

According to Reach a Hand Foundation in Uganda – one of the hosts of the 1 week campaign – every year about 3 million girls aged 15 to 19 undergo unsafe abortions, and that is why they felt a need to touch on the subject with young girls through a cultural icon they can connect with.

Tiwa Savage’s visit to Mariam High School was fun and yet informative.

She spoke to the students and advised them to shun unproductive lifestyles that deter them from achieving their potential.

Celebrity dancer Kaffy was also spotted at the event which was aimed at celebrating Women’s Day.

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Photo Credit: Reach a Hand

36 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    March 10, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    If i was tiwa i will say, if ur – cant use condom then be ready to face the consequence….. I laugh at gals that get unwanted pregnacy and i – dont pity them……
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

    • Girlie

      March 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      -! not all the girls with unwanted pregnancies had consensual sex…besides if we all had to pay painful prices for all our mistakes who will be alive? Shut up your wicked mouth.

    • Ewa

      March 11, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Please can you just keep quiet where you are in Jupiter?

    • Osaretin

      March 12, 2015 at 7:46 am

      aww see my lovely tiwa all fat. still very pretty. She will lose the weight im sure after her baby is born ni o.

  2. darasimi

    March 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    So inspirin..she is leading by example not d celebs that call demselves Baby Mama

  3. O

    March 10, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Yummy mummy!!!! Does anyone know the sex of the child???

    • concerned

      March 11, 2015 at 6:53 am

      I said boy, but now I’m getting girl vibes LOL

    • frank teacher

      March 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      This baby do her well oh.
      as in, no scattering of face.

  4. O~Intuition!

    March 10, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Trying hard to get a complete view (from all angles) of Tiwa’s Dress…Too Gbaski!

    Beautiful, Yummy Mummy…x

  5. tunmi

    March 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Awww I hope she also talked about both waiting and not waiting: the personal decision to have sex/not have sex, masturbation, contraceptives, safe sex, access, a trustworthy adult, etc

    Considering her influence speaking to teenagers in secondary schools is really good. Hopefully she is able to pass on a comprehensive education. Hey, she could partner with an NGO for that, now that would truly be ambassador worthy. I’m sure Nigeria has an equivalent of a planned parenthood. And other celebs can join in discussing frank issues: sex vs abuse, learning experiences, mental and physical health, etc

  6. bruno

    March 10, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    so….is tiwa savage for or against abortion? cause the subject “abortion” is a very sensitive subject in nigeria and in africa as a whole.

  7. Girlie

    March 10, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Look at the girls she is speaking to…all covered up. A little longer dress might have been more appropriate or no? Especially given the topic of her message. It’s a lovely dress, but I do not think it matches with the environment or ocassion.

    • Shannie

      March 10, 2015 at 11:48 pm

      I’m not trying to knock what you’re saying, but Tiwa is a grown married woman who is pregnant., These girls are in school, so yes they should be dressed appropriately and they are wearing uniforms. Her dress is not short, so why is there a connection between what she is saying and how she is dressed? Does wearing a dress above her knee take away from her message? The length of her dress should not devalue what she is saying because what women wear should not deem us worthy or unworthy of respect.

      As women, let’s try to always uplift each other, not say negative things, and hold ourselves to the same values that men used to treat us as property. If she was dressed with everything hanging out, then I would understand the subtle criticism, but when is being covered up, covered up enough? It’s hot in Uganda (I’m sure) and she’s pregnant, ‘so I assume the most important thing for her is to be comfortable and look decent.

    • Girlie

      March 11, 2015 at 12:10 am

      Shannie, this has nothing to do with women putting women down so dont even go that way. And her dress is not short??? In that environment it does look short. And grown married women do get things wrong sometimes. If you are going to give a talk to people about sexuality in a place where covering up is associated with good morals wearing that sort of dress might only give a wrong impression.

      Lastly, you said they are wearing uniforms…but they are also wearing trousers and head covering…not every school uniform consists of long trousers and head covering for girls so that should tell you something about the value attached to covering up there. Thank God you at least admit that the students should dress appropriately….in other words, grown, married, pregnant women should also dress appropriately for functions. And yes you did try to knock what I said and your argument makes no sense to me.

    • mi

      March 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Hello defender take a look at the back of her dress…. see through .. I see her bra

    • iba

      March 11, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Are you kidding me? Really?
      That’s a wonderful dress to me. It suits her perfectly. Did you want her in a suit? She has to dress comfortably; as you can see, she is wearing something flat on her feet. NAWA FOR SOMEONE OF UNA SHA!

    • ada nnewi

      March 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      When you”re pregnant go and wear a hijab if you’re not used to it, let me know. If you won’t faint from the heat flushes…

    • janeeta

      March 12, 2015 at 11:33 am

      hehe @girlie..you are soo bush.. you should have told her to wear agbada na..lol..stop being envious of her lovely preggy glow

  8. nwamakab

    March 10, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    So when is she travelling to America deliver a citizen baby?

    • Anon

      March 11, 2015 at 7:44 am

      How does that concern you? Wherever she has her baby, the baby will be British and even American.

    • abisoye

      March 11, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Tiwa na britico she doesn’t need US pali
      She’ll be having her baby on the nhs
      She looks great

  9. viva

    March 10, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Ur cming to tlk to ppl n u dress like dis. U cn do batter tiwa

  10. Eliza

    March 11, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Soooo because Tiwa is pregnant, all of a sudden she’s become the advocate for pregnant women and is the one to now speak at schools and tell people about abortions and what not.. Na waaaaaaa oo

    • Ewa

      March 11, 2015 at 7:58 am

      My dear Eliza, she doesn’t need to be pregnant to speak at schools. You can also do the same in your neighborhood. You can volunteer to speak to young girls. This role is not celebrity specific. Please ponder on your comment again

    • Sandy

      March 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Maybe she is speaking from her own personal experience?

  11. bae

    March 11, 2015 at 12:22 am

    But why is tiwa always bare feet

  12. Banjo

    March 11, 2015 at 1:41 am

    All of you bashing Tiwa dress should take it easy. Nothing is wrong and her message was very clear. Even ppl who are well covered still commit abortion, engaged in unsafe se x, smokes and the likes. Is all about mindsets

  13. anon

    March 11, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Eliza I completely agree with you. It’s like people married for just 6 months and think they should give marital advice mscheww. And before anyone bashes me or thinks I am jealous, I myself am 8 month preggers with my first and am a scared novice!!

  14. concerned

    March 11, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Tiwa Savage as a grown woman and a role model is advising young and upcoming girls about the dangers of illegal abortion. Can Nigerians FOR ONCE look at the positivity of the message she’s carrying and stop judging unnecessarily? So what if her dress is short? Its a knee length dress and her breasts are fully covered. Or she’s pregnant so she should wear Agbada? And you Ed Dreamz or whatever your name is, it is not by force to comment so if you have nothing meaningful to say please stay put! It is very judgemental to say that if you have consensual sex you automatically want to get pregnant, not to mention mysogynist. Mistakes happen, or you’ve never made any before? And yes, she’s one to advocate for safe pregnancies and legal abortions. If by that she contributes her quota to making the world a better place and saving the lives of young girls, let her be.

    • Mabel

      March 12, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Some folks are just simpletons they will always focus on the insignificant things in every situation.

  15. sugar

    March 11, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I wish we’ll be less critical, quicker to celebrate & applaud every effort made at positivity. Kudos Tiwa, Kaffy & to everyone out there standing up for imparting positively

  16. wise one

    March 11, 2015 at 8:25 am

    If have done nothing noble of this such recently you have no right criticize. Stop placing emphasis on trivial things. What we even need to find out was the substance of the message. What exactly did she say, how was it received and what are the action steps the young girls will take. We need to learn constructive criticism. When was the last time if you are the appropriate one to give a talk teamed up with your friends and did an awareness campaign or anything? Talk is always cheap, we must always evaluate ourselves before doing others. Thank you

  17. somtoo

    March 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Mehn some of the comments I see here are just so sad…what is this talk about her now advising people cos she is pregnant? Did you even read the reasons why she and kaffi were at the event. The disappointing things is that it’s women that are spewing this rubbish…when will you people learn to celebrate each other. Who was the hater criticising the dress? I have no words for you cos you are clearly either myopic, overly sanctimonious or a religious fanatic…you can even see she is barefoot which tells you she is seeking maximum comfort. Me that I’m not even pregnant, I rarely wear long clothes cos the heat nowadays is too much.
    I’m not pregnant but I always tell young women about the perils of having a sexual life cos they are not emotionally ready to handle it. Madam criticizer, why dint you go to Uganda yourself and do this on your own? Someone is pregnant and still did it yet you people will not let her rest

  18. lola

    March 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Girlie what about kaffy’s outfit??????

  19. lola

    March 12, 2015 at 9:58 am

    stop hating and focus on the positive message she is passing across

  20. Jess

    March 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    well said !

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