“I am still in shock and when I listen to songs like Suddenly, I am like is this really happening? And I feel like they have left a void in the music industry in Nigeria and in Africa,” Tiwa said in a special feature on her in the latest edition of StyleMania magazine.
The songstress said she could not really point to what caused the rift between the two friends beyond different news reports she read in the media.
Tiwa, however, admitted that in line with some people’s perception of Don Jazzy, the super producer is indeed a “mysterious” guy.
“I’ll tell you the honest truth about Don Jazzy…he really is like that. He doesn’t really open his heart easily to people. He just accepts what happens and he moves on. I mean he is the Don, so I can’t go up to him and say ‘Jazzy, what really happened. I just keep my mouth shut,” she said.
In the interview, Tiwa defended the open show of sensitive body parts in her video which has attracted a lot of flaks.
“You know a lot of people say that in Africa we don’t like to expose ourselves and that is actually a big lie because if you check the history of Africa, we were actually very exposed. So I think it is quite ironic because people think that the western world is influencing us whereas we are the ones influencing the western world,” Tiwa argued.
Tiwa emerged a surprise signee of Don Jazzy’s new project, Mavin Records in May 2012 after the demise of Mo’Hits Records label. The old Mo’Hits Crew had as members D’Banj, Wande Coal, Dr. SID, D’Prince and KSwitch.
But after the break-up, D’Banj left with his younger brother, KSwitch, to float his DKM Records label, while the rest of the crew teamed up with Don Jazzy, with Tiwa coming as a wonderful addition to the family. She later contributed a hit track O Ma Ga to Mavin Crew’s debut mixtape, Solar Plexus.
And after a year, 26 May to be precise, Tiwa unleashed her 21-track debut LP comprising different genres, from gospel to Afrobeat and Techno.