Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress who was born on February 5, 1980, in Lagos, Nigeria. She is one of Nigeria’s most popular and successful female musicians, known for her powerful vocals, dynamic stage presence, and unique blend of Afro-pop, R&B, and hip-hop music.
Savage began her music career in the UK, where she attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, studying music and business. She later moved back to Nigeria and began working as a backup singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige and George Michael.
In 2010, Savage signed with Mavin Records, a prominent Nigerian music label, and released her debut single, “Kele Kele Love,” which became an instant hit and helped her gain widespread recognition. She has since released several successful albums, including “Once Upon a Time,” “R.E.D,” and “Celia.”
Savage has won numerous awards for her music, including the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Female in 2014, 2015, and 2018, and the City People Entertainment Award for Female Musician of the Year in 2011 and 2012. She has also collaborated with a number of international artists, including Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, and Wizkid.
In addition to her music career, Savage has also worked as an actress, appearing in several Nigerian movies and TV shows. She has also been involved in philanthropic work, supporting causes such as breast cancer awareness and education for underprivileged children.
Tiwa Savage is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most influential female musicians and has played a significant role in promoting Nigerian music to the world.