Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, who is better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and as well an actress. She currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012.
This great and popular artist was burn on the 5th of February in the year 1988 in the city of ikeja Lagos state. She how ever did not spend her entire childhood in the city of Lagos certainly because her parents made a relocation to the United Kingdom UK when she turned 11 years old as at that time. So there she completed her educational Carrere in United Kingdom. While she was in the High School, Tiwa savage was a very active member of the school’s Orchestra band, where she played the Trombone. Upon completion of her high school education
Further more, Tiwa graduated with a degree in Business administration from the University of Kent and went on to work at The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Although she didn’t start singing in Nigeria until around 2010, this black beauty is by no means a fresh face in the world of professional music. Professional music begun for Tiwa Savage at the young age of about 16 years when she did a back-up vocals for a number of artistes including Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bucelli, George Michel, Blu Chantell and Chaka Chan. She participated in the X Faxtor, UK in 2006 and made it to the final 24 before she was dropped despite she studied Business administration which has nothing to do with Music.
Because she was a very ambitious lady, she aimed further than been a backup singer she went on to sign up at Berklee College of Music. While still studying at Berklee College, Tiwa Savage also participated in the popular TV reality show The X Factor (UK edition) and went as far as the final 24 but she sadly did not make it to the finals too. By the time she graduated she was already 27 years of age. Well as for me, i will say Tiwa Savage has a professional degree in music, as you can even call her certified musician smiles!!.
Despite the fact that she is a great vocalist, Tiwatope is also a very good songwriter as i have said earlier before, having written songs for several A-list artistes including Kat De Luna, Fantasia Barrino, Mya, Jacko and Monica. She also performed background vocals for Whitney Houston’s 2009 album, which was titled “I Look to You”.
She entered the Nigerian entertainment world with her hit and hot single which was titled “Kele Kele’ love” which also became an instant chart topper and talk of fans and public. She immediately followed with another hit single ‘Love me’ and since then, it has been back to back hits from the pretty singer and earned her the attention of fans. She soon established her own label 323 Entertainment with her then manager Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun.
Tiwatope is known for her various collaborations with several top Nigerian artistes. tiwa has a unique way of bringing her unique/sexy voice and style into music so as to make it an instant hot-hit, a quality that has helped to make her one of the top choices among female/male artistes who need remixes and collaborations.
Tiwa has collaborated with several local and international stars including the following artist:
She however left the label in 2012 and joined Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records and went on to collaborate with other artists signed to the record label to release more singles like:
Tiwa Savage has signed endorsement deals with various companies including:
She is also involved in several humanitarian and youth empowerment works.
Tiwa has bagged many awards in the course of her career. Some of these awards are as follows:
she released her debut album, Once Upon a Time, and received her first MOBO Award nomination in the category of Best African Act. Second album R.E.D. appeared in late 2015 with the majority of the production work handled by Jazzy.
In the month of February in the year 2013, during her 33rd birthday party, her fiancee/boyfriend and also a manager called Tunji Balogun, popularly known as Tee Billz made a proposal to her right in front of her friends and as well family members who had come to celebrate with her. The ring, which is a Yellow and White diamond was rumored to cost around the sum of $3,000 in conversion to the current dollar rate in naira you know what that will amount to. An engagement ceremony followed shortly after at The Ark in Lekki Nigeria. It was well attended by several Nigerian celebrities including:
Their white wedding followed shortly after at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
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