Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage has temporarily abandoned her music career over concerns about her health.
According to her she is in a battle with a virus and has received medical instruction to take “vocal rest”.
“To my dear Savage Soldiers, I’ve been fighting off a virus for the past few weeks and was today firmly instructed to be on strict vocal rest for the next few months,” she said in a statement on her social media pages on Monday.
Apologising to her fans across the world, she said, “I have to do this to save what’s left of my voice.”
The development will also affect her highly anticipated headline performance in London.
The Afrobeat singer was set to host her first-ever headline concert at Wembley Arena, London, on November 26 which would have made her the first female Afrobeat artiste to headline an event at the 12,500-capacity arena.
In her statement, she admitted she was heartbroken and would return to the scene after getting the needed recovery.
“I will unfortunately have to postpone all performances including my first ever headline arena show in London…I’m so sorry. I love you all and promise to be back performing once I’m fully healed.”