Tiwa Savage 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. So therefore in this article, I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nigerian music legend Tiwa Savage that you probably didn’t know.

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  1. Tiwa Savage 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.

  2. She was born on 5th February 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria & relocated to United Kingdom at the age of 11 years old. She is currently 39 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.

  3. 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 in Business Administration.

  4. Tiwa Savage after completing her tertiary education joined the music industry in 2010 after relocating to United States of America. She has worked as a back-up singer for Beyonce and George Michael in the United States of America. Tiwa Savage 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.

  5. 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 artiste & 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 later divorced him few years later on ground of domestic violence. She is no longer with Mavin Records and currently has a contract deal of Sony Music in the United States of America.

  6. On 3rd July 2013, she released her first 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, Tiwa Savage signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria reportedly worth over ₦30 million.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 huge age difference, 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.

    9. 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.

  9. Tiwa Savage currently has an estimated net worth of over $4.8 million, making her one of the most successful and most accomplished female musician in Nigeria. She is also very popular on social media and has more than six million followers on her official Instagram handle.

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