Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Controversial journalist opens up about interviewing Tiwa Savage

Azuka Ogujiuba is the journalist that was granted the exclusive interview about Tiwa Savage's failed marriage. She has since received a ton of backlash for the unprofessional manner she conducted the interview and the vapid questions she asked. Read below what she told Genevieve magazine about getting the interview of the year.

How she got the interview: I was supposed to interview her three weeks ago. And she was supposed to get permission to use Jamil’s picture with the pampers picture. I had been following up for a while unsuccessfully. I believe she was reluctant because of the issues going on in the marriage. After Teejay’s rant in the morning, I was asked to check online and saw TeeJay’s rant. I called Tiwa and told her what I heard and asked about the interview we were supposed to have. I later called Elohor both lines were busy throughout the day. I was finally able to get Elohor about 10pm and said I need to speak to Tiwa. But she replied that she doesn’t think Tiwa will talk. Around 2am my phone rang and I saw Tiwa’s caller ID. And it was her PA saying she’s ready to do the interview and asked If I can come she would be very grateful. So I had to get my younger brother to come with me because of the time. So they came to pick me from home and we went to Tiwa’s house. It was a bit scary because of that time of the night. The interview was meant for ThisDay not PulseTV but her management decided to release it to Pulse instead. I was quite upset about that.


Tiwa Savage's state when they met: She was in a bad state. Like someone in mourning. Her eyes were swollen. She was in tears. I met her with Elohor in her bedroom. And she gave me her phone to read the exchange between her and her husband and from my conclusion she wanted peace and was asking for them to part ways amicably and be good friend’s for Jamil’s sake. I saw her photos from the miscarriage and that brought tears to my eyes. People said why did she take pictures. But I believe it was because she knew who she married. There were pictures of her in a stretcher.

Why she was emotionless during the interview: I had done my crying before I went on air. I told myself I had to be hard and it was deliberate. And her management insisted it had to be recorded so that she would not be misquoted. I am not a camera person but I decided to go along with their conditions because I wanted the exclusive. I felt she trusted me enough to give me the exclusive. I’m very nervous in front of the camera. It wasn’t easy for me because I was talking to a friend. I like TJ. I like Tiwa. It was tough I was trying to remove my emotions.

2 comments:

  1. Make up na wa, couldn't tell it was the same lady. SMH

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