Tiwa Savage started her glamorous career as a back up singer for Mary J bilge and George Micheal, the blooming success in the Nigerian music industry fueled the passion and hunger of the Nigerian-British songwriter and former The X Factor participant. Deservingly of more spotlight, relocating to Nigeria was a step in the right direction for her and she followed that path for a brighter future. Tiwa Savage signed a deal with Mavin records which lasted for 6years. She released “Kele Kele” and “Love Me (3x)” as the lead singles of her debut album “Once Upon A time” which dropped in 2013. The album housed other hits such as “Olorun Mi” “Eminado” and “Without my heart”.

Following the success of her debut album, Tiwa Savage became a predominant force and the leading female artiste in Nigeria for almost a decade. In 2014, she became the first female Nigerian artiste to be nominated for the BET award. She won Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2018, becoming the first female artiste in Africa to win this category. She is also the first female artiste in Nigeria to sell out 02 Indigo, one of the most prestigious Arenas in London. Additionally, she bagged two NAACP Image Awards nominations with “Temptation” and “Tanana”. 


Tiwa Savage has won numerous awards and scored countless hit songs like “All over”, “Ma Lo” with Wizkid and Spellz which is certified gold in Switzerland and eligible for gold certification in the US. She also has hits like “Attention”, “Koroba” and “Somebody Son” featuring the talented Brandy to mention a few. Her “Water And Garri” Tour in 2022 has grossed over $1million so far in 12 cities across North America.


As a female Nigerian artiste, the “Afrobeat to the world movement” was spearheaded by her. Her outstanding attribute, ingenuity and consistency were major tools that aided her survival in a highly competitive music industry, especially amidst her male counterparts. 

Tiwa Savage unleashed different layers of greatness with her music. She has profoundly made her indelible mark and managed to level the podium for female artistes in a male dominated generation. Her extraordinary leadership propelled the new generation of female artistes to great innovative evolvement and continuous progression. Tiwa has a preeminent quality of impacting features. She is known for always blending on collaborations irrespective of the artiste, sound or genre because of her high level of adaptation and versatility. Her verses get the most attention due to her exceptional songwriting skills and soul touching vocal encapsulated with melodious delivery.


Tiwa Savage is loved and cherished by many music lovers. With the quality of hit songs she has dished out, her impacts, career achievements and longevity, It’s safe to say she is the Queen of Afrobeats and one of the most celebrated female artistes of all time.

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