Nigerian music producer, Don Jazzy, and Afrobeats songstress Tiwa Savage, have been questioned by officials of the Department of State Services over alleged political utterances against the administration of President Muhamamdu Buhari.
Following a sharp rise in sexual assault cases against women across Nigeria in recent months, Tiwa Savage began a movement known as “WeAreTired” in protest of the situation.
Through the movement, the musician called on Buhari’s administration to take action to stem the tide of rape in the country.
According to SaharaRepoters, the questioning was also in relation to several posts on social media calling on the government to live up to its responsibilities to Nigerians.
Together with Don Jazzy also known as Micheal Ajere, Savage was invited to the DSS office in Lagos two weeks ago during which they were strictly warned to be careful with what they post on social media.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that singers Yemi Alade and Waje were also summoned by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, who also warned the musicians to steer clear of political comments in order not to incur the wrath of the President Buhari administration.
A member of Tiwa Savage’s management team, said that the artiste will not stop speaking up for Nigerians.
But it would seem that both Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage have chosen to heed the warnings of the DSS and have recently toned down their social media posts.