By Ene Onoja
British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, has hailed Nigerian musician, Tiwa Savage, for her latest single, ‘49-99.’
The 48-year-old model praised the song in an Instagram post on Tuesday, saying she was proud of Tiwa Savage.
“New single from @tiwasavage 🙌🏾 SO PROUD OF YOU SIS !! QUEEN OF 👑 AFROBEATS!!! OUT NOW !! ♥️♥️🦅,” she wrote.
Tiwa had claimed her inspiration came from the words “49 sitting 99 standing” in Fela Kuti’s ‘Shuffering and Shmiling’ at a listening party in London.
She explained further: “The song encourages the young to put down the sense of inheritance and work for what they desire in life, for a better tomorrow. We can’t sit on our old glories and expect things to change for the better.
“‘49-99’ also addresses some political leaders who, instead of focusing on the growth of a nation, are there just for the money and having affairs with underage girls – while the citizenry is hustling hard to make a daily living.”
The video for the song has gotten over one million YouTube views.