Veteran musician and Afrojuju initiator, Sir Shina Peters has explained the rationale behind Tiwa Savage’s decision to kneel to greet him as shown in recent viral photos.
He said that her decision to greet him on her knees was borne out of her appreciation of his past achievements and contributions to Nigerian music.
Peters said her gesture also shows that she has humility and respect for elders.
He made these known in an interview with The Punch published on Sunday.
The veteran musician said, “This is what I always preach. Tiwa Savage showed that she is very humble and respectful and that is how it is supposed to be. When I meet people who are older than me, I also bow before them. I wasn’t surprised she did what she did. Whenever we meet at concerts or shows, that is how she greets me. In life, whatever you do, you will reap it later. Her children and people who came after her will celebrate and respect her too.”
Peters further revealed that he also met Tonto Dikeh, Teni and BBNaija housemate, Cee-C and they all knelt to greet him.
He added, “I am enjoying now because of what I have done in the past and I will continue to pray for all them for showing me respect. When some of these younger ones make money, they lack respect.
“I don’t demand anyone to kneel down for me, but if you feel I deserve it, I am okay with it. I do that to people too and it is part of our culture. If you look at the photo well, you will see that I quickly lifted her up. I was also not comfortable with keeping her on the ground for too long.”