The Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress Tiwa Savage was born in Isale Eko. She was forced to move to London when she was 11 to pursue secondary education. She began her career singing backup for artists like Mary J. Blige and George Michael. She has since been able to achieve international success. Her first single, “Shake It Off,” was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
In 2006, Savage was a contestant on the UK edition of The X-Factor
where she made it to the final 12 despite being one of the most popular contestants. She went on to sign a management deal with Roc Nation in June 2016. She is also the brand ambassador for Pepsi and Star Radler. In July 2013, she signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria, worth over N30 million.
In addition to music, Tiwa Savage is a songwriter and actress.
She moved to London at the age of 11 to complete her secondary education. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, she joined Mavin Records and released her first single, “Oyi.” She later collaborated with Flavour on her song “Collard Greens and Cornbread.” In the summer of 2013, she married her manager Tunji Balogun and is currently focusing on touring the world.
In 2010, Savage released her first studio album, “Arise, O Compatriots”.
This album reached the Top 20 of Billboard’s World Albums chart and was followed by an EP, “Water & Garrie,” featuring the song “Somebody’s Son”. In July 2013, she released another single, “Shake Up,” featuring Brandy. She is now one of the most sought-after acts in Nigeria.
In 2013, Tiwa Savage signed with Roc Nation, a recording label based in Brooklyn.
She recorded two studio albums and has won numerous awards. Her first single, “Kele Kele Love”, became a hit and earned her the stardom she is currently enjoying. It also won her a number of awards, including the prestigious MTV Africa Music Award for Best Female. The African pop sensation has also been nominated for several BET Awards, and she is currently pursuing her dream of becoming a top performer.
“Celia” is the first single from Savage’s second album. The song”
I Am Not Your Mama,” features a vocal duet with Mr. Eazi. Her single, “Celia”, reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s World Albums chart in June 2018. The EP also featured the song “Somebody’s Son,” featuring Brandy. A frenzied woman will sing her mother’s praises in the song.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Tiwa Savage attended the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. She studied business at the university and later attended the Berklee College of Music. In 2011, she made the top 24 on the UK edition of X Factor. She also has a son, Jamil. As a musician, Tiwa’s first album is “Collard Greens and Cornbread.” But she also worked hard as a songwriter while completing her music.
After completing her undergraduate degree in business administration
Savage studied music at the Berklee College of Music. She was featured on BET’s “Music Around the World” showcase. In 2010, she moved to Brooklyn where she wrote her debut album. Upon returning to Nigeria, she marriage her manager Tunji Balogun and soon after, the album was released on iTunes. This album received positive reviews from critics. However, the singer’s popularity in the UK is not only confined to her country.
During her time in Boston, Savage performed at a sold-out Indigo club in London in December 2011. The song “Collard Greens and Cornbread” was later covert by the popular pop singer Fantasia. The song was a huge hit for both artists. She is now engaged to her manager, Tunji Balogun. While studying at Berklee, she also made contacts with Keith Harris and Scott Coleman, both of whom were influential in her career.
In the United States, Savage is an ambassador for Flex-On Nigeria
a mobile phone manufacturer. In the UK, she was also the first female celebrity to sign an endorsement deal with the MTN Group. She is currently working on her new album and reissuing her debut album “Ovation”. In Nigeria, Savage is a model and has a marketing contract with MTN. In addition to these endorsement deals, she has been spot on television shows in the UK and the US.