7 Black Women Activists We Honor This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Tiwa Savage

Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress Tiwa Savage isn’t only a triple-threat creative talent but also a passionate HIV/AIDS activist. Savage starred in the MTV drama series Shuga, initially created with the Partnership for an HIV-FREE Generation (PEPFAR) and the Government of Kenya. Created to fight the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, this public broadcast series became an instant hit and went on to air on 88 television stations globally. Controversial for its time, the series addressed matters like maternal health, gender-based violence and female empowerment.

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