Pregnant Mavin artiste who has been in Uganda since the beginning of March gives emotional speech about practicing safe sex and admitting to making mistakes as a young girl
Nigerian leading female artiste Tiwa Savage is currently in Uganda where she gave a speech to girls of Mariam High School about teenage pregnancy.
"We are here today to talk specifically about sexual education. I’m not going to lie, I have made some mistakes in my life as well. But the beautiful thing about making the mistake is that if you get up, you promise yourself that you will continue to live. You have to get up even if you make a mistake. having unprotected sex can give you sexually transmitted diseases that there is no cure to."
"Life is about planning ahead, so if you as a young person do not plan for parenthood, you will always be dependent on other people and unable to break out of the cycle of poverty. It is not good to keep on being helpless – we have to take responsibility for our lives.”
She also spoke to the young girls about the need for education
"The major thing I did when I was your age was follow my dreams. At your age I wanted to be a singer, a musician but my parents said "no you have to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer". So I went to school and got a degree in business and accounting. When I was done I told my parents I wanted to be a singer, she said "you have to go to school". I said why do I have to go to school to be a singer, Rihanna didnt have to. My mum said because you are African and you have to get an education. So I went to school and got a second degree in music."
The mother to be who was dressed in a simple yet classy fuschia pink dress spoke to the teenage girls on behalf of Reach a Hand Uganda.
The Mavin star was used of role models to take the message of safe reproductive health practices to these young people.