|Full Name||TIWATOPE SAVAGE|
|Birthday||February 5, 1980|
|Height||165cm 5ft 5 in|
|State of origin||LAGOS|
|Profession||SINGER, SONG WRITER|
Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian musician who has achieved many milestones and achievements such as performing at MTV Africa Music Awards with other artistes in 2014 and releasing and performing her own version of the National Anthem for Ndani sessions at the 52nd celebration of Nigerian’s independence.
Tiwa is very talented and would definitely last for a long time in both Nigerian music and International music industries.
Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian singer, a very talented songwriter and actress. Check out this biography to find out more about her childhood, early life, awards and nominations, endorsements and her net worth.
Childhood and Early Life
Tiwa Savage: Family
Tiwa Savage’s family seems to consist of Tiwa, her mother, her two brothers and her sister as facts about her father is nowhere to be found on the internet.
Tiwa Savage’s parents are Cecilia Savage and her father whose identity is not publicly known.
Tiwa’s Early Life
She attended the University of Lagos Staff School for her primary education.
At 11 years, she moved with her family to the United Kingdom.
Savage did her secondary school education in the UK and she was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band while she was attending high school.
For her university education, she went to the University of Kent and graduated with a Business Administration degree.
After her education degree, she worked for a while at The Royal Bank of Scotland.
She later attended Berklee College of Music to study Music and by age 27, she graduated with a professional music degree from the school.
Tiwa Savage: Religion
Tiwa Savage is a Christian who mentioned that she pays her tithes often and pray to God as much as she can.
Tiwa Savage Music Career
At 16 years, She was carving her career as a backup vocalist for many famous artists like Mary J. Blige, Ms Dynamite, Emma Bunton, George Michael and so on.
She has also performed on stage with artists like 50 Cent, Destiny’s Child, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem and a few others.
Tiwa broke through many Nigerian music charts with her debut single ‘Kele Kele Love.
She signed a music deal with Sony/ATV Publishing which helped her in writing for artists like Mya, Kat De Luna, Babyface, Monica and Fantasia.
In 2011, She made her first trial into the acting scene as an actress in the stage adaptation ‘For Coloured Girls’ where she played the role of a club owner.
In December 2011, she co-hosted the Nigerian Idol second season with IIIrymz.
In December 2013, she co-hosted the Headies 2013 with Dr Sid at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
She was the first female artist in Africa get her tickets sold out at the London Indigo O2 Arena with a sold-out preview show pop up shop.
Tiwa Savage: Collaboration
Tiwa Savage has collaborated with many artists both in Nigeria and Abroad. In fact, she has a budding portfolio to show for it.
In 2010, Tiwa Savage’s collaboration with Fantasia for the song “Collard Greens & Cornbread” earned Fantasia a Grammy Awards Nomination.
In 2012, She collaborated with Flavour in the song “Oyi” remix.
Some of Tiwa Savage’s best songs include:
- Kele Kele Love (Song, 2010)
- Love me, Love me, Love me (Song, 2011)
- Olorun Mi (Song, 2013)
- Eminado ft Don Jazzy (Song, 2013)
- My Darling (Song, 2014)
- All Over (Song, 2017)
- Ma Lo (Song, 2017)
- Lova Lova (Song, 2018)
Tiwa Savage was married to Tunji Balogun otherwise known as Tee Billz in November, 2013. In 2016, Tiwa’s husband accused her of infidelity. He also accused his mother-in-law of witchcraft.
Even though, she discounted his accusations accusing him instead of drug addiction, and financial recklessness on his parts. These huge allegations and other issues led to Tiwa Savage calling for an end to their marriage of less than five years. She had one child out of her marriage.
In 2018, she allegedly officially filed for divorce from Tee Blillz due to irreconcilable differences.
Throughout her fame and music career, Tiwa has always been accused of dating different artistes like Don Jazzy, Humblesmith, 2face, Dr Sid.
However, evidence to support all these claims is nowhere to be found.
Currently, we all know that Tiwa Savage is publicly single and is putting her whole focus on her son and her music career that keeps growing fast.
Tiwa Savage: Baby
Tiwa Savage gave birth to her son in June 2015. Her son’s name is Jamil Balogun. If you’re wondering how old is Tiwa Savage’s son, he’s currently 3 years of age.
Tiwa Savage And Wizkid
There were rumours all over the internet proposing that Tiwa Savage and Wizkid were dating. This was fueled by the song “Fever” which Tiwa Savage featured in. Considering the fact that the song was a love song and Wizkid also stated that Tiwa was his best friend, it made people’s suspicions grow more.
However, these rumours are found to be unfounded as there was no concrete evidence to support these claims.
According to Dailypost, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid’s relationship is strictly unromantic.
Tiwa Savage Awards
Female Musician of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards in 2011.
Best R&B Soul Song at Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards in 2011.
Most Stylish Female Artiste at FAB Magazine Awards in 2011.
Most Promising Act at Dynamix All Youth Awards in 2011.
Best Highlife at Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2012.
Best Vocal Performance (Female) at The Headies in 2012.
Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year at Channel O Music Video Awards in 2012.
Most Gifted Female at 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards in 2014.
Best Reggae/Dancehall Single at The Headies 2014 in 2014.
Female Artist of the Year at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014.
Best Female West Africa at African Muzik Magazine Awards in 2014.
Musician of The Year (Female) at City People Entertainment Awards in 2014.
Best Female at MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 in 2014.
Best Collabo Song at COSON Song Awards in 2015.
Best African Act at MTV Europe Music Awards in 2018.
Tiwa Savage Nominations
Promising Artiste of the Year at Dynamix All Youth Awards in 2010.
Next Rated at The Headies in 2011.
Song of the Year and Female Musician of the Year at Tush Youth Awards in 2011.
Most Gifted Female Video at Channel O Music Video Awards in 2011.
Best Use of Choreography at Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2011.
Best New Act of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2011.
Best R ‘N’ B Single at The Headies in 2012.
Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Best New Act of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2012.
Video of the Year, Best Indigenous Concept and Best Use of Costumes at Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2012.
Best Collabo of the Year and Musician of the Year (Female) at City People Entertainment Awards in 2013.
Best African Act at MOBO Awards in 2013.
Best African Act Video at 4Syte TV Music Video Awards in 2013.
Most Gifted Female Video at Channel O Music Video Awards in 2013.
Best Collabo at Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2013.
Best Use of Costumes at Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in 2013.
World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World’s Best Live Act, World’s Best Female Artist, World’s Best Video and World’s Best Song at World Music Awards in 2014.
Best International Act: Africa at BET Awards 2014 in 2014.
Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director) and Hottest Single of the Year at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014.
Best African Act at MOBO Awards in 2014.
Most Gifted Video of the Year at2014 Channel O Music Video Awards in 2014.
Best Collabo, Best R&B/Pop Album , Best Vocal Performance (Female), Artiste of the Year and Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year at The Headies 2014 in 2014.
Best Brand Ambassador and Best Female Artist at ELOY Awards in 2014.
Best Love Song at COSON Song Awards in 2015.
Artiste of the Year(Female) at City People Awards in 2015.
African Artiste of the Year at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2015.
Best African Performance, Best West African Video, Best African Female Video and African Video of the Year at WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards in 2016.
Afropop Female Artist at Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) in 2018.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth
Tiwa Savage: House
In 2017, Tiwa Savage revealed announced on her Instagram page that she has a house in Lekki, Lagos. Tiwa Savage’s house is located in Ikate Elegushi, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos and the beautiful mansion is said to be worth 75 million Naira.
The house/mansion is located on a street named after her i.e. Tiwa Savage Street.
Tiwa Savage’s estimated net worth is $3,000,000 which is around 1,080,000,000 Naira.
Tiwa Savage was the first female in Africa to win a BET Award.
Solar Plexus – 2012
Once Upon A Time – 2013
R.E.D. – 2019
Here are Tiwa Savage Endorsement Deals:
Tiwa was the first female artist in Africa to sign an endorsement deal with Pepsi. In 2013, Tiwa Savage was reported to have earned N30 Million for an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria.
She also signed endorsement deals with Konga, Maggi and Forte Oil.
In June 2016, She became the first artist in Nigeria to sign a management and distribution deal with Roc Nation.
In April 2019, Tiwa Savage became the first female to sign an endorsement with Star Lager. This came after Burna Boy became the first brand ambassador for Star Lager in January 2019.
In May 2019, Tiwa left Mavin Records and Universal Music Group announced her signing to their music corporation.
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