Tiwa Savage whose full name is Tiwatope Savage Balogun is one of the most accomplished female musicians in Nigeria. She is very talented, beautiful, adorable, gifted and regarded as African queen of Afro Pop. She is a famous Nigerian Afro pop singer, songwriter, recording artist, stage performer, model, actress and a television personality. She is known worldwide as the African bad girl. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented.
She was born on 5th February 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria and relocated to the United Kingdom at the age of 11 years old. She is currently 42 years old. She is originally from Isale Eko in Lagos Island, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria, but grew up in United Kingdom and United States of America respectively.
While in London, she completed both her primary and secondary school education and obtained her High School Certificate. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Tiwa Savage attended University of Kent and Berkeely Music School both in the United Kingdom and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration and later obtained her Doctorate’s Degree in Music from Oxford University in London, United Kingdom in 2022.
In 2010, Tiwa Savage returned to Nigeria to start a career in music. She has worked as a back-up singer for Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and George Michael in the United States of America. She is very successful and charges nothing less than five million naira to perform in shows and events. She is currently signed to Rock Nation, 323 Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter.
Tiwa Savage is one of the most talented female singers in Nigeria and regarded as the queen of Afro pop in Nigeria. In 2012 she signed a recording contract with Mavin Records headed by billionaire music executive and producer Don Jazzy. In June, 2016 she signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation which she later confirmed via Instagram. In 2013, she got married to Tunji Balogun and divorced him few years later on ground of domestic violence. The marriage was blessed with a baby boy. She is no longer with Mavin Records and currently has a contract deal with Sony Music in the United States of America.
On 3rd July 2013, she released her first debut studio album “Once Upon a Time” with singles like Kele Kele Love, Eminado, amongst others. On 19th December 2015, she released her second debut studio album “R.E.D” with hit singles like My Darlin, African Waist, amongst others. In July 2013, she signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria reportedly worth over ₦30 million.
She also has an endorsement deals with Pepsi, Forte Oil and Maggi worth millions of naira. She has sweet voice and her melancholic voice has attracted a lot fans that loves and appreciates her music so much. She has established her own record label “imprint & 323 Entertainment” with her manager and husband Tunji Balogun, but later left the record label after she broke up with her husband Tunji Balogun.
Her numerous achievements in life include; World’s Best Entertainer of the Year at MTV Africa Music Award, World’s Best Female Artist of the Year at the Headies Awards and the Most Gifted Female Singer at Channel O Music Video Awards. Tiwa Savage currently has an estimated net worth of over $4.8 million, making her one of the richest, most successful and most accomplished female musician in Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage has been on a controversial romantic relationship with Nigeria music legend Wizkid popularly known as Star Boy. Her relationship with Wizkid has created a lot of controversy due to the age gap between the two, but to Wizkid and Tiwa Savage age is nothing but just a number. Tiwa Savage has also won the Best R&B Artists of the Year at Nigeria Music Video Awards and Best Female Artiste of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards. She is also very popular on social media and has more than twelve million followers on her official Instagram page, Facebook page and Twitter handle.
Tiwa Savage contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry has won her several awards and lifetime achievements. Some of the awards she has received include BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Award, MTV Africa Music Awards, Afro Pop Music Awards, SoundCity MVP Awards, MOBO Awards, Headies Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Ghana Music Awards, Dynamix All Youth Awards, City People Entertainment Awards, Future Award and Exquisite Lady of the Year Award for Best International Acts, Best Female Acts, Most Gifted Singer, Best Female Vocal, Best Album, Best Music Video and Best Song of the Year.
On 8th June 2021, Tiwa Savage was reported to have been involved in a skirmish with Seyi Shay at an upscale saloon in highbrow Lekki, Lagos. In a viral video, Tiwa Savage was seen taking exception to Seyi Shay’s greeting, followed by an exchange of words and curses from both artists. According to Premium Times, Seyi Shay had recorded a diss track in 2017, calling Tiwa Savage several derogatory names.
Reports also revealed that earlier in 2015, Tiwa Savage had shown her aversion to being asked about Seyi Shay’s endorsement with Pepsi in a radio interview. On 8th October 2021, Tiwa Savage revealed in an interview that someone was trying to extort and blackmail her with a leaked sex tape of her and her boyfriend. Later, on 19th October 2021, the contents of the sex tape were disclosed to be vaginal intercourse with Tiwa Savage being a party to it and the male partner’s identity unknown.
Mixed reactions have continued to trail the sex tape controversy with some fans alleging that the leaked video was a mere publicity stunt. While most fans and public figures have given a negative reaction to Tiwa Savage’s sex tape controversy, some entertainment colleagues like Mercy Aigbe, Harrysong and others have taken to their social media handles to drum support for Tiwa Savage. However, she later took to her Instagram page to release a cryptic message “Change that shit to the game and never speak on it again”, signally that fans should ignore what they saw. Tiwa Savage has been cited as an inspiration and influence by Ayra Starr and Brettina. She has been described as the best female musician in Nigeria.
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