Tiwa Savage In London explains the meaning of her latest song “49-99”

The Nigerian female star Tiwa Savage who’s in London had an interview with Nigerian-British OAP, Adesope Olajide and took a moment on the platform explaining what the title” 49-99″ denotes.

According to her, “49-99” originates from the Afrobeats Godfather, Fela Kuti which means 49 sitting 99 standing, suffering and smiling.

She explained that a molue which has 49 seats is expected to commute 49 people to their various destinations but would always convey twice the amount of persons with 99 or more either standing or hanging due to poor economic conditions. Tiwa Savage also revealed that she wanted her first global single to have a strong message. She wants the whole world to know that Africans are smiling and suffering and for her, the best way to pass the message across is via music.

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