Tiwa Savage Shares Bittersweet Video For 'My Darlin''

Nigerian artist Tiwa Savage releases the official music video for her new single, "My Darlin'."

With the opening scene of an older woman making jokes about a wedding party in a room full of blushing bridesmaids ('We willl dance and dance... and even dance "Skelewu" and "Azonto"), the video for Nigerian pop star Tiwa Savage's new horn-backed single "My Darlin'" kicks off on a comedic note. Once it bursts into a series of images depicting Savage wedding-gowned, bright-eyed, and then grief-stricken, the Kemi Adetiba-piece emerges as a poignant non-linear portrait of a loving yet tragic relationship. As she previously showed in her "Wanted" video and in the visuals for Waje's "Onye," Savage can provoke both shock and laughter but, in this "My Darlin'" clip, she stirs a kind of warm melancholy. For more, check out the Top 10 Nigerian music videos directed by Kemi Adetiba. Watch the video for "Darlin'" below and stay tuned for more from Tiwa Savage.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


The 10 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wizkid, Alicia Keys x Diamond Platnumz, Manu WorldStar, Maya Amolo, La Dame Blanche and more.