Tiwa Savage Biography – Age, Career, Education, Early Life, Family, Songs, Albums, Awards, And Net Worth
Let us discuss Tiwa Savage’s Biography in terms of her Age, Career, Education, Early Life, Family, Movies And Net Worth and much more.
Tiwatope Savage, professionally known as Tiwa Savage, was born on February 5, 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria. She was born in the Lagos State town of Isale Eko. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009.
In this article, I will discuss Tiwa Savage’s biography, career, age, place of birth, net worth, Musics, and given name. Let’s start with her profile.
|Full Name:||Tiwatope Savage|
|Stage Name||Tiwa Savage|
|Date of Birth:||5 February 1980|
|Place of Birth::||Isale Eko, lagos State|
|State of Origin:||lagos State|
|Occupation:||Singer and Songwriter|
|Record Label||Universal Music Group|
|Net Worth:||$9 million|
|Husband/Sponsor:||Tee Billz (div.)|
Tiwa Savage Biography
Tiwatope Savage, born February 5, 1980, is a British-Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Isale Eko and attended secondary school in London when she was 11 years old. Five years later, she began her music career, performing synth sounds for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige. After appearing on the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009. Inspired by the developments in the Nigerian music industry, Savage returned to Nigeria in 2012 and signed with Mavin Records.
On July 3rd, 2013, her debut studio album Once Upon a Time was released. Seven singles, Kele Kele Love, Love Me, Without My Heart, Ife Wa Gbona, Folarin, Olorun Mi, and Eminado, were released to accompany it. At the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, the album was nominated for Best Album of the Year, as well as Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies 2014. On December 19, 2015, Savage
released his second studio album, R.E.D. “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation” were two singles from the album. Roc Nation signed Savage to a management and publishing agreement in June 2016. Sugarcane, her debut EP, was released in September 2017. The Nigeria Entertainment Awards have nominated R.E.D and Sugarcane for Best Album.
Tiwa Savage was the first female Nigerian musician to be nominated for a BET award in 2014. The same year, she won the best female category at the Channel O music awards (2014). In 2018, she was also nominated for the award. In 2014, she was nominated for the MTV European Music Award, which she went on to win in 2018.
In November 2018, Savage won Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win the category. In May 2019, she announced her record deal with Universal Music Group and exit from Mavin Records. Savage sings in English and Yoruba; her music blend Afrobeats, R&B, pop, and hip-hop. Savage’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry have earned her several achievements. She has been involved in youth empowerment and breast cancer screening projects and has raised funds to build schools in Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage Early Life and Education
Tiwa Savage was born in Isale Eko and moved to London at the age of 11 to further her education.
After spending five years in school in London, Tiwa Savage started doing backup songs for popular artists like Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, George Michael, and other English singers
Tiwa Savage earned an accounting degree from the University of Kent and went on to work for The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Due to her interest in music, she enrolled at Berklee College of Music, where she graduated with a degree in professional music in 2007.
Tiwa Savage Career
Tiwa began her career as a backup singer for Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bucelli, George Michel, Blu Chantell, and Chaka Chan when she was 16 years old. She co-wrote “Collard Greens & Cornbread,” which appears on Fantasia Barrino’s Grammy-nominated album “Back to Me.”
While still a student at Berklee College, she competed on The X Factor, UK in 2004, making it to the final 24 before being evicted.
Her debut into the Nigerian music scene was with the single, ‘Kele Kele love’ which was a chart topper and which was followed up by ‘Love me’ and since then, Nigerians cannot seem to get enough of Tiwa savage
On July 3, 2013, she released her debut album, “Once upon a time” with hit singles like “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado. On December 19, 2015 she released her second album R.E.D with singles, “My Darlin’”, “African Waist” and “If I Start to Talk”.
Tiwa savage has written songs for A-list artistes like Kat De Luna, Fantasia Barrino, Mya, Jacko and Monica and performed background vocals for Whitney Houston’s 2009 album, “I Look to You” and has collaborated with several top Nigerian artistes including; Patoranking, Flavor N’abania and Waje
She is currently signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin records which she joined in 2012 following a partnership with her own entertainment Company, 323 entertainments. She has since then featured on songs such as Dorobucci, Adaobi, Looku looku and Jantamata, alongside other artistes of the Mavin Dynasty.
In December 2011, she co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol alongside IllRymz. In November 2012, Tiwa collaborated with Waje, Praiz, Timi Dakolo and Pamela Egoh on the Ovation Red Carol Theme Song
Tiwa made her debut into the movie industry with the Nigerian version of the film, “For Coloured Girls” acting alongside Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle
She is endorsed by Pepsi and is the first African female to be associated with the brand. She is also endorsed by Forte Oil, MTN and Maggi and has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She has been involved in many Youth empowerment and Breast cancer screening projects across Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage Awards and Nominations
Tiwa has won awards too numerous to keep track off some of which are;
|2021||Net Honours||Most Popular Musician||Nominated|
|Most Searched Musician (female)||Nominated|
|MTV Africa Music Awards||Best Female Act||Pending|
|Artist of the Year||Pending|
|NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding International Song||Nominated|
|2020||Soundcity MVP Awards||Best Female MVP||Nominated|
|African Video of the year||Won|
|African Artiste Of the year||Nominated|
|2019||AFRIMA||Best Female West Africa||Won|
|2018||Best Female West Africa||Won|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best African Act||Won|
|Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA)||Afropop Female Artist||Nominated|
|2017||AFRIMA||Best Female West Africa||Won|
|2016||WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards||African Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Best African Female Video||Nominated|
|Best West African Video||Nominated|
|Best African Performance||Nominated|
|2015||Vodafone Ghana Music Awards||African Artiste of the Year||Nominated|
|City People Awards||Artiste of the Year(Female)||Nominated|
|COSON Song Awards||Best Love Song||Nominated|
|Best Collabo Song||Won|
|2014||ELOY Awards||Best Female Artist||Nominated|
|Best Brand Ambassador||Nominated|
|The Headies 2014||Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year||Nominated|
|Artiste of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Vocal Performance (Female)||Nominated|
|Best R&B/Pop Album||Nominated|
|Best Reggae/Dancehall Single||Won|
|Channel O Music Video Awards||Most Gifted Female||Won|
|Most Gifted Video of the Year||Nominated|
|MOBO Awards||Best African Act||Nominated|
|Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Female Artist of the Year||Won|
|Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year||Won|
|Best Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Hottest Single of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)||Nominated|
|African Muzik Magazine Awards||Best Female West Africa||Won|
|City People Entertainment Awards||Musician of The Year (Female)||Won|
|BET Awards 2014||Best International Act: Africa||Nominated|
|MTV Africa Music Awards 2014||Best Female||Won|
|World Music Awards||World’s Best Song||Nominated|
|World’s Best Video||Nominated|
|World’s Best Female Artist||Nominated|
|World’s Best Live Act||Nominated|
|World’s Best Entertainer of the Year||Nominated|
|2013||Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)||Best Use of Costumes||Nominated|
|Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Collabo||Nominated|
|Channel O Music Video Awards||Most Gifted Female Video||Nominated|
|4Syte TV Music Video Awards||Best African Act Video||Nominated|
|MOBO Awards||Best African Act||Nominated|
|City People Entertainment Awards||Musician of the Year (Female)||Nominated|
|Best Collabo of the Year||Nominated|
|2012||Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)||Best Use of Costumes||Nominated|
|Best Indigenous Concept||Nominated|
|Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best New Act of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|The Headies||Best Vocal Performance (Female)||Won|
|Best R ‘N’ B Single||Nominated|
|Channel O Music Video Awards||Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year||Won|
|2011||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best New Act of the Year||Nominated|
|Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)||Best Use of Choreography||Nominated|
|City People Entertainment Awards||Female Musician of the Year||Won|
|Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards||Best R&B Soul Song||Won|
|FAB Magazine Awards||Most Stylish Female Artiste||Won|
|Dynamix All Youth Awards||Most Promising Act||Won|
|Channel O Music Video Awards||Most Gifted Female Video||Nominated|
|Tush Youth Awards||Female Musician of the Year||Nominated|
|Song of the Year||Nominated|
|The Headies||Next Rated||Nominated|
|2010||Dynamix All Youth Awards||Promising Artiste of the Year||Nominated|
Tiwa Savage Albums
Once upon a time
In 2010, Tiwa Savage began work on her debut studio album, Once Upon a Time. Tiwa returned to Nigeria in 2012, inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, and signed with Mavin Records.
She signed with Mavin Records in 2012 and was featured on the label’s compilation album Solar Plexus as one of the lead artists. In 2012, Savage was included in a remix of “Oyi.” She produced her own version of the song before teaming with Flavour.
In May 2013, she hosted an album listening party at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi. She presented the whole tracklist of the album and confirmed Iceberg Slim, Sarkodie, and General Pype as featured performers during the listening party.
The album was released to the Nigerian public on July 3, 2013. It was available on iTunes a day before it was released in stores. Savage chose the title Once Upon a Time to reflect the pleasant aspects of her life. She stated that she wants to inspire other aspiring musicians by informing them that she was once a little girl from Isale Eko who aspired to be a star. At the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Once Upon a Time was nominated for Best Album of the Year. It was also nominated for The Headies 2014 for Best R&B/Pop Album.
Singles in the Album “Once Upon a Time”
- Kele Kele Love
- Love Me (3x)
- Without My Heart
- Ife Wa Gbona
- Olorun Mi
- Middle Passage
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Tiwa Savage released the Spellz-produced “Love in Yellow” on January 31, 2014. The song has a classic Rhythm and funk feel to it. Don Jazzy produced Reekado Bank’s 2014 track “Turn It Up,” which featured Savage. Mavin Records released “Dorobucci,” a song produced by Don Jazzy and featuring performances by Savage, Don Jazzy, Dr. SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, and Di’Ja, on May 1, 2014. Savage performed with Miguel, Flavour N’abania, Davido, Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Oskido, and others at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards on June 7, 2014.
In June 2014, She collaborated on “Africa Rising,” a song for DStv’s campaign featuring Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, and Davido. The goal of the campaign was to encourage Africans to participate in community-based social investment initiatives. Callback Dreams, a South African production firm, filmed and directed the music video for “Africa Rising.” The song was performed at the Africa Rising launch ceremony in Mauritius by the musicians.
Savage released her second studio album, R.E.D., on December 19, 2015. R.E.D. stands for Romance, Expression, and Dance. Don Jazzy, Olamide, Dr. SID, Iceberg Slim, 2face Idibia, D’Prince, Busy Signal, and Reekado Banks all make appearances on the album. Don Jazzy was the primary producer, with Baby Fresh, Altims, Spellz, and P2J contributing as well. Two singles were released to promote the album: “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation.”
Wizkid and P-Square provide guest vocals on the deluxe edition, released in February 2016. At the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, R.E.D was nominated for Best Album. Savage recorded the album while expecting her first child. On December 21, 2015, MTN Music made the album accessible for free digital streaming. It became the most-streamed album on Spotify within 24 hours of its release.
Tiwa Savage performed a show at The O2’s Indigo arena on August 24, 2018. Tickets for entry sold out hours before the event. Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, Di’Ja, Dr. SID, Awilo Longomba, Mystro, and the Alternate Sound Band also performed during the show. Savage staged a pop-up shop on Berwick Street prior to the show. She won Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards in November, becoming the first woman to do so.
On December 2, 2018, Savage performed at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. Savage was added to the list of performers performing at the 2019 Wireless Festival on March 13th. On May 2, 2019, Universal Music Group revealed Savage had signed a seven-year publishing and distribution contract with the company. She also stated that she had left Mavin Records.
Tiwa Savage’s debut song with Motown Records, “49-99,” was released on September 5, 2019. The lyric “49 sittings, 99 standing” from Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s 1978 hit “Suffering and Smiling” is referenced in the song. “49-99” has rhythmic percussion, humming background harmonies, and sharp snares, and is described as a mix of Afrobeat, R&B, and pop music. The video for “49-99,” filmed by Meji Alabi, is full of vibrant images and symbolism. One of the video’s sequences is based on photographer Eliot Elisofon’s classic photos of Congolese schoolgirls from 1972. Another scene, in which Savage is styled with long braids, is evocative of Diana Ross’ late 1960s flower-accented hairstyle.
On November 19, 2019, Savage released “Attention,” a single produced by Black Jheerze, and “Owo Mi Da,” a song produced by Pheelz. In “Attention,” she chastises her love interest for not paying attention to their relationship, while in “Owo Mi Da,” she makes scathing statements about an anonymous borrower. “Ekó,” a slow-burning ballad from Coldplay’s eighth studio album Everyday Life, featured Savage on background vocals (2019). Tiwa Savage published the tracklist for her next album, Celia, on August 18, 2020, and confirmed that the album will be released on August 28, 2020.
Tiwa Savage Sex Tape Controversy
Savage revealed in an interview on October 8, 2021, that someone was attempting to extort and blackmail her with a leaked sex tape of her and her boyfriend; later, on October 19, 2021, the contents of the sex tape were revealed to be vaginal intercourse with Savage being a party to it and the male partner’s identity unknown.
The sex tape issue has elicited mixed reactions, with some fans claiming that the leaked footage was merely a marketing gimmick. While the majority of fans and public figures have reacted negatively to Savage’s sex video incident, other celebrities, like Mercy Aigbe, Harrysong, and others, have resorted to social media to express their support for her.
She later proceeded to Instagram to post a cryptic message that said, “Change that sh*t to the game and never talk about it again,” implying that supporters should disregard what they had seen.
Tiwa Savage Personal Life
Tiwa Savage was previously married to Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun before the couple divorced.
Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz married in a traditional ceremony on November 23, 2013, at the Ark in Lekki, followed by a wedding at the Armani Hotel in Dubai on April 26, 2014.
Tee Billz accused Tiwa of infidelity and accused her mother-in-law of witchcraft after the marriage produced a son, Jamil Balogun. Tiwa Savage responded by declaring that her marriage is over.
Tiwa Savage Social Media
- Facebook: Tiwa savage (@tiwasavage)
- Instagram: Tiwa Savage (@tiwasavage)
- Twitter: Tiwa savage (@Tiwasavage)
Tiwa Savage Net Worth
Tiwa Savage is not only one of the biggest names in Nigerian music, but she is also one of the wealthiest. Tiwa Savage is the richest female singer in Nigeria, according to Forbes, with a net worth of $9 million.
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