On joining UMG, Savage said, “My biggest goal is to make Africa proud. I’m so excited for this moment and I’m thankful to Sir Lucian Grainge and my new UMG family for their belief in my dreams. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.”
Similarly, Adam Granite, EVP Market Development, Universal Music Group said, “We are looking forward to partnering with Tiwa and her team to help her music reach new audiences around the world.”
Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to air their opinions on Savage’s latest musical move.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
Is this not the same Tiwa Savage that Victoria Kimani said she sex her way up?
I hope she sex her way to being signed onto Univesal Music Group too?
Greatness has no hiding place! pic.twitter.com/E3Z244SccZ
— Temitope Ayanbisi (@AyanbisiAT) May 2, 2019
Tiwa Savage signs new deal with Universal Music Group
Victoria kimani: pic.twitter.com/o37VZzdDzC
— INYAMAH???? (@seektheinyamah) May 2, 2019
Tiwa Savage was getting the most hate earlier this year, She was quiet about it knowing something Bigger was coming, From Mavin Records to Universal Studios. A Queen ???? #TiwaSavage #mavinrecords #Mavin #Donjazzy pic.twitter.com/KMs08QNm2D
— Marv! (@TungstenMarvie) May 2, 2019
Victoria kimani when she hears about Tiwa Savage new global deal pic.twitter.com/3di09R93ea
— WINNAR? (@winner_olabiyi) May 2, 2019
Tiwa slept with Sir Lucian , that’s how she got her record deal – Victoria Kimani -2019
When greyscale is eating your brain ? https://t.co/7J4YfaGo8s
— David (@UyiDm2) May 2, 2019
I am so proud of Tiwa Savage and her achievements, She just paved the way for other female Artistes. I hope Victoria Kimani and Seyi Shay can drop their hatred and tap into this blessings
— IYA ONI WEAVES ??? (@23Feyi) May 2, 2019
Fela spoke to us through Burna Boy, was the prophecy about Tiwa Savage pic.twitter.com/SWhabr8cln
— Suzzette (@queensuzzette) May 2, 2019
Meanwhile, real gees move in silence. Respect to Tiwa Savage for her new @UMG deal. You have to be very special for Sir Lucian Grainge to be at your signing. The President of Berklee didn't refer to her as "Africa's Beyonce" for nothing. pic.twitter.com/gNBdjXG9CA
— Edward Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) May 2, 2019
That’s how Stars do ⭐️
Congratulations to Tiwa Savage! pic.twitter.com/Rs9V9Z4Srd
— OluwaJoba (@itz_jayb) May 2, 2019
Tiwa! Savage moves. When others were busy focusing on your current level wondering why they aren’t competition, you are there closing in on your next level!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) May 2, 2019
— aA. (@tyxngszn) May 2, 2019