-Some interesting facts you should know about music diva, Tiwa Savage.
37 year old Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress who has become an household name in the Nigerian music industry.
Here are some interesting quick facts about the Mavin Records first lady’s career.
*She was born as Tiwatope Savage-Balogun on 5th February, 1980 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
*She moved with her parents to the United Kingdom when she was just 11 years old.
*She was a trombone player for her high school’s orchestra band.
*She has a degree in professional music from the Berklee college of music.
*At only 16 years, she did backup vocals for Singers like George Michael, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Blu Cantrell. Chaka Khan, Ms. Dynamite and Andrea Bocelli.
*She participated in The X Factor UK in 2006 but unfortunately couldn’t go beyond the final 24.
*In 2009, Tiwa signed a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and she wrote songs for the likes of Kat Deluna, Babyface, Fantasia Barrino, Monica and Mya.
*She joined Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records in 2012.
*Her debut studio album, Once Upon a Time, was released on 3 July 2013. It was supported by the singles “Kele Kele Love”, “Love Me (3x)”, “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado”.
*In May 2014, Mavin Records released a song titled “Dorobucci” featuring Tiwa Savage and other label mates. The song became a national anthem and established Tiwa as the first lady of Mavin Records.
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*Her second studio album, was released on 19 December 2015, titled R.E.D. It produced the singles “My Darlin'”, “African Waist” and “If I Start To Talk”.
*She signed an international management and distribution deal with Roc Nation in July 2016, becoming the first Nigerian artiste to be signed to the label.
*She has won more than 15 awards in different categories since she returned to Nigeria.
Source: Naija News