Don Jazzy & Tiwa Savage Quizzed By DSS Over Social Media Posts Despite Social Media Bill Not Yet Passed,
Music Executive, Ace Nigerian producer, Don Jazzy, and his former label artiste, Tiwa Savage have reportedly landed in DSS custody for quizzing over alleged political utterances against President Buhari’s Government on social media.
Recall that a lot of Nigerians including celebrities earlier rejected a
Social Media Bill sponsored by a lawmaker in Senate after passing its second reading.
Majority worried that freedom of speech will be buried in Nigeria and hence
the outrages from every corner of the nation which eventually stalled the passage of the controversial bill.
According to Sahara Reporters, they forced Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage to lower
their voices on social media after the Department of State Security Service, DSS quizzed them,
following the duo’s participation in a protest against sexual assault cases across Nigeria, especially against women.
We learnt that Tiwa Savage had begun 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.
This besides several posts on social media calling on the government to live up to
its responsibilities to Nigerians earned Tiwa Savage an invitation by the DSS.
Together with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage was invited to the DSS office in Lagos two weeks ago,
during which they warned to be careful with their posts on social media.
Two other celebrities, female musicians, Yemi Alade and Waje also summoned
by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, recently.
They were reportedly warned to steer clear of political comments in order not to incur the wrath of the President Buhari administration.
Confirming their invitation, a member of Tiwa Savage’s management team, who confirmed the development with the popular online news medium,
said that the celebrated female artiste will not stop speaking for Nigerians regardless of any move by the government.