Tumi Morake is less than impressed with Tiwa Savage for pulling out of an interview at the last minute
The Nigerian star was expected to make an appearance on #WTF Tumi’s birthday special on Monday but arrived on set only to announce that she would not be able to go live at 10pm.
Tumi was scheduled to interview both Tiwa and supermodel Naomi Campbell about their involvement in the upcoming Global Citizen Festival taking place in Johannesburg later this year.
Naomi also did not make the show but informed Tumi ahead of time.
Tiwa on the other hand, reportedly left the studio while Tumi and her team “scrambled to prerecord her quickly”.
Speaking to HuffPost, Tumi says Tiwa “quite disrespectfully and unapologetically” arrived before driving off.
“The last-minute drop was really uncalled for. I was flabbergasted when I was running to studio and a crew member comes to me and says, ‘She has driven off’,” said Tumi.
It seems there may have been some confusion about her interview. The 2018 Global Citizen Festival was launched on the same night as Tiwa’s planned interview with Tumi, which explains why she had to rush off.
“My only annoyance is that we tailor the games, digital content and stuff around confirmed guests, so when they cancel right there in front of you, it is a huge scramble for everyone and affects other guests,” Tumi told the publication.
Despite Tiwa’s no-show, the programme went on as scheduled with singer Simphiwe Dana as a guest.
Hopefully Tumi will be able to interview stars such as Beyoncé, Usher, Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z when they fly to South Africa in December for the festival.
🚨🚨 ATTENTION 🚨🚨
Due to a hectic day of media interviews and launch event, @NaomiCampbell’s team just informed us that she won’t be able to make it to our show tonight.
— #WTFTumi (@wtftumi) July 9, 2018