WATCH: Tiwa Savage- “49-99”
by Derêka K. Bennett
Tiwa Savage shares her latest song and video “49-99 on all streaming platforms, watch below.
This new track references to Fela Kuti’s famous “49 sitting, 99 standing” line from his 1978 song “Shuffering and Shmiling.” On the single she sings about the pursuit of money in her country and widespread poverty.
“’49-99′ is a term coined from the hard life many Nigerians go through,” she said in a press release. “A transit bus serves as a case study. It ought to have only 49 seated passengers, however due to poor economic conditions, we often have nearly twice that number of passengers standing (99).”