Tiwatope Savage Balogun AKA Tiwa Savage is one of the most accomplished female musicians in Nigeria. She is very talented, beautiful, adorable, gifted, and regarded as the African queen of Afro Pop. She is a famous Nigerian Afro-pop singer, songwriter, recording artist, stage performer, model, actress, and 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 originally from Isale Eko in Lagos Island, Lagos State in the South-Western part of Nigeria, but grew up in the United Kingdom and the United States of America respectively.

It was in London, she completed both her Basic and High school education and obtained her High School Certificate. After completing her primary and secondary school education, Tiwa Savage attended the University of Kent and Berkeley 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 Degree in Music from Oxford University in London, United Kingdom in 2022.

Tiwa Savage in 2010, returned to Nigeria to start a career in music. She has worked as a backup 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.

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No doubt Tiwa Savage is one of the most talented female singers in Nigeria and is 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 a few years later on grounds 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.

She released her first debut studio album “Once Upon a Time” with singles like Kele Kele Love, and Eminado, amongst others on 3rd July 2013. Then, 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.

Among her endorsement deals are signed deals with Pepsi, Forte Oil, and Maggi worth millions of naira. She has a sweet voice and her melancholic voice has attracted a lot of fans that love and appreciate 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; the World’s Best Entertainer of the Year at MTV Africa Music Award, the 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 musicians in Nigeria.

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Tiwa Savage has been in a controversial romantic relationship with Nigerian 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 Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Music Video Awards and Best Female Artist of the Year at the 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’s 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 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.

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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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