Award-winning Nigerian music star, Tiwa Savage, has revealed that she did not understand how big of a deal it was for her to perform at King Charles III’s coronation when she first got the call.

Recall that in May 2023, the sensational Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage made history as the first Nigerian artist to perform at a British royal event. She delivered an exhilarating performance at King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s coronation concert.

The concert took place on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle and featured a lineup of renowned musicians and performers from around the world. Among them was Tiwa Savage, who captivated the audience with an incredible performance that left them mesmerized.

However, speaking during an interview with MTV UK she revealed that when she accepted the gig, she did not know she did realize initially how big a deal it was to perform at King’s Charles coronation

According to her, she was not aware that would be the only one representing the Commonwealth at the event until much later.

She said,

“When I got the call about performing at the King’s coronation, I didn’t tell a lot of people at first. But eventually, I told my mum and as always I was like, Mum, please don’t tell anyone. Then literally 20 minutes later, my brother is calling me, he was like, ‘Oh my gush!’ And I’m like, mum, wow! So, I’m not telling my mum anything again.

Initially, I didn’t realize how big a deal it [performing at the King’s coronation] was. And I also didn’t know who else was going to be performing either. So, I didn’t know I was going to be the only one representing the Commonwealth. So, when I started getting that information, I was like, ‘Wow! No pressure.’ It was great though.

Like I said, to represent the Commonwealth, and just looking back at the performance. It was iconic. It was such a great experience for me.”

Watch her speak below,

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