Who is Tiwa Savage? Real Name, Biography, Profile
Real name Tiwatope Savage, Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian afropop & afrobeats superstar, songwriter, actress, and brand ambassador.
She is the first female African artiste to headline a show at ‘Indigo at The O2’ arena in London, which had tickets sold out hours before the event.
Tiwa Savage is also the first female African artiste to win the ‘Best African Act’ award at the 2018 Europe Music Video Awards, beating Davido, and three others.
In 2014, she became the first female Nigerian artiste to be nominated in the ‘Best African Act’ category of the 2014 BET awards.
Tiwa Savage has also done backup vocals for international artistes like British singer and songwriter, George Michael, American R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, Ms Dynamite, Emma Bunton, among others.
The former first lady of Marvin Records is currently signed to Universal Motown Capital Island.
- Who is Tiwa Savage? Real Name, Biography, Profile
- Tiwa Savage Real Age and Date of Birth
- Tiwa Savage school, university, educational background
- Tiwa Savage Childhood, Early Life, Parents, Hometown, Family
- Tiwa Savage Religion, Faith, Church
- Tiwa Savage and Wizkid relationship, affair, boyfriend
- Tiwa Savage husband Tunji ‘Teebillz’ Balogun, son Jamil Balogun, marriage
- Tiwa Savage and husband Tunji Balogun divorce
- Tiwa Savage feud with Seyi Shay
- Controversy: Tiwa Savage sex tape with boyfriend leaks
- Tiwa Savage Net Worth in 2021 by Forbes
- Tiwa Savage Houses, Mansions
- Tiwa Savage Cars
- Tiwa Savage Music Career, The X Factor UK, Marvin Records, Beyonce
- Tiwa Savege Albums
- Tiwa Savage Genre of music
- Tiwa Savage Acting Career, Movies
- Tiwa Savage Philanthropy, Donations, Charity
- Tiwa Savage Endorsement Deals, Ambassadorial roles
- Tiwa Savage Awards, Nominations, Honours
- Tiwa Savage Instagram
- Tiwa Savage Tiktok
- Tiwa Savage Twitter
- Tiwa Savage Facebook
Tiwa Savage Real Age and Date of Birth
Tiwa Savage was born on Tuesday, February 5th, 1980.
The ‘Somebody’s Son‘ singer is currently 41 years of age and will be 42 in February, 2022.
Tiwa Savage school, university, educational background
Tiwa Savage studied (accounting) Business Administration and graduated with a degree from the University of Kent in United Kindom.
After graduation, she worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
In 2007, she enrolled at the Berklee College of Music to pursue her dream of becoming a music icon, and graduated with a degree in professional music.
Tiwa Savage Childhood, Early Life, Parents, Hometown, Family
Tiwatope Savage was born to Mr Savage and Madam Cecilia Savage in Isale Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria.
On July 19th, 2021, Tiwa’s father, Mr Savage, sadly passed on after battling an undisclosed illness for a couple of years.
Her mother, Cecilia, who was once accused as a witch by her son-in-law Tunji Teebliz Balogun, is still alive and kicking.
The ‘Somebody’s Son’ singer has two brothers and one sister.
Tiwa — who was born into a wealthy family — hails from the Yoruba ethnic group in Lagos, Nigeria.
At age 11 (in the year 1991), she relocated from Nigeria to London for her secondary school education.
Tiwa Savage Religion, Faith, Church
Tiwa Savage is a Christian who was born and raised by christian parents.
Growing up as a kid, Tiwa lived her life as a non-believer until July 2002, when she repented and gave her life to Christ after going through some challenges in life.
Tiwa Savage and Wizkid relationship, affair, boyfriend
After her separation from her husband TeeBillz, Tiwa Savage has been rumoured to be going out with Nigeria’s starboy, Wizkid.
The rumour of the two superstars dating each other gained currency when Wizkid released his ‘Fever’ music video which starred Tiwa Savage.
Social media was set ablaze with the release of Wizkid’s music video titled, “Fever” in 2018.
Wizkid wrote on his Instagram page after the release of ‘Fever’ which hit 1million Youtube views in 24 hours:
“This one is special to me. Made a movie with my best friend.”
Similarly, Tiwa Savage @tiwasavage wrote,
“Love you Starboy. Best friends till the end.”
Wadding into the whole controversy, Tiwa’s estranged husband Teebillz said, Wizkid, being his little brother, would not disrespect him by wanting to have an affair with his former wife.
However, both Tiwa and Wizkid have dismissed the rumour of dating each other.
Tiwa Savage husband Tunji ‘Teebillz’ Balogun, son Jamil Balogun, marriage
Tiwa Savage is currently not married. She was previously married to her former manager, Teebillz whose real name is Tunji Balogun.
On November 23rd, 2013, Teebillz and Tiwa hosted their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
On April 26th, 2014, the couple had their expensive white wedding held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai, which had friends, families, and relatives in attendance.
On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, Tiwa Savage and Teebillz welcomed their first child (son), named Jamil Balogun.
Tiwa Savage and husband Tunji Balogun divorce
On April 28th, 2016, Teebillz first accused his wife, Tiwa Savage of infidelity, and his mother-in-law of witchcraft.
Tiwa Savage, who wasn’t ready to accept anything from her husband, went all out in 45-minute interview conducted by ‘This Day’ newspaper and Pulse Nigeria, to debunk the infidelity claims made by her husband, accussing him of financial recklessness, drug addiction, and abandonment.
In 2018, after the back and forth infidelity accusations, the two lovebirds decided to go for a divorce by mutual agreement.
Tiwa Savage feud with Seyi Shay
On June 8th, 2021, Tiwa Savage got herself engaged in a skirmish with her Nigerian counterpart, Seyi Shay at an upscale saloon in highbrow Lekki, Lagos.
In a short video which went viral, Tiwa Savage was seen taking an exception to Seyi Shay‘s greeting.
They both continued their feud by exchanging words and raining curses on each other.
It was reported by Premium Times that in 2017, Seyi Shay had recorded a diss track, calling Tiwa several names by using derogatory words — which probably started the feud.
Controversy: Tiwa Savage sex tape with boyfriend leaks
On Friday, October 8th, 2021, the queen of afrobeats hinted of a blackmailer who was possibly going to leak her sex tape as she was not ready to pay anything in an interview with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 radio station in New York.
She told Angie:
“Yesterday, I was in the car when my road manager sent me a message and told me to check my phone. So I checked it and I was just like, ‘wow! Where did you get this from?’ The video was sent to him and it’s a tape of me and the person I’m dating right now. The first thing I did after I got off the phone was that I sent it to my manager and asked what we should do. The person is asking for money now. The person I am dating is going crazy too.”
On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, and true to the words of the said blackmailer, her sex tape with her lover was leaked, and it became the number one trending issue on Twitter.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth in 2021 by Forbes
According to Forbes, Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $9million.
As an icon and one of Nigeria’s giants in music, Tiwa earns a lot from endorsement deals with the likes of Pepsi, Forte Oil, Maggi, and M.T.N., all which is worth about 30million Naira.
She also makes a lot from the sale of her singles (songs) and albums through all the digital platforms such as Spotify, Boomplay, Apple’s iTunes, YouTube, among others
Tiwa Savage Houses, Mansions
In 2017, Tiwa Savage first announced to the whole world on her Instagram page that she had aquired a house in Lekki, Lagos.
Her beautiful mansion is reportedly worth 75million Naira in the Nigerian currency.
In October, 2021, shortly after her sex tape with her partner was leaked, Tiwa Savage announced in a post on her Instagram Story that she got a luxurious house in Lagos by the kind courtesy of real estate giant, Sujimoto.
She shared the story with the caption: “Buying bags is cute, but that @sujimoto81 real estate though. E choke.”
However, a blogger identified as Trapselena, has alleged that Tiwa Savage intentionally sold her sex tape to acquire the mansion and the expensive wristwatch.
Tiwa Savage Cars
The hitmaker has quite a lot of expensive and exotic cars to boast of in her garage.
Tiwa Savage is the proud owner of a custom-made Mercedes Benz V class that costs over $83,000.
Other luxurious cars the Nigerian superstar owns include; Red Volkswagen EOS Convertible, Prado SUV, and Toyota Landcruiser.
Tiwa Savage Music Career, The X Factor UK, Marvin Records, Beyonce
Whilst in secondary school in London, Tiwa was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band.
Five years later — at age 16 — Tiwa Savage had already started her music career as a backup vocalist for many international artists like American R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, British singer George Michael, Ms Dynamite, Chaka Khan, Emma Bunton, Blu Cantrell, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, among others.
In 2006, she joined the UK edition of The X Factor, advancing to the final 24. She, however, failed to make it to the final 12 as she was evicted from the competition.
In 2009, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Publishing, allowing her to write songs for international artists like Babyface, Mya, Kat De Luna, Monica, and Fantasia.
Tiwa has been acknowledged and received songwriting credits for her contribution to Monica’s soul-tinged ballad, ‘Catch Me’.
Again in 2009, she also performed background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album, “I Look to You” (2009).
In 2010, her collaboration with former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino on the song, “Collard Greens & Cornbread”, earned the American R&B star a nomination at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Tiwa Savage wrote Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah”, featuring Snoop Dogg, and Deluna’s “Push Push” which featured Akon.
In December, 2011, Tiwa co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol with IllRymz.
In 2012, Tiwatope Savage relocated to her roots in Nigeria after felt inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, and joined Marvin Records — where she made her first appearance on the label’s 2012 compilation album titled, Solar Plexus.
Before she joined Marvin Records, Tiwa Savage, together with her former manager and husband Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun, had established their own record label known as 323 Entertainment record label.
On July 3rd, 2013, she released her debut studio titled ‘Once Upon a Time’, which comprised of seven hit singles: “Kele Kele Love”, “Love Me (3x)”, “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado”.
Her ‘Once Upon a Time’ album was nominated for ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and also ‘Best R&B/Pop Album’ at The Headies 2014.
In December, 2013, she co-hosted the Headies 2013 with Dr Sid at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
On December 19th, 2015, Tiwa released her second studio album titled, ‘R.E.D’ — an acronym for Romance, Expression, and Dance — which produced hits like “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation”.
Tiwa Savage was then pregnant with her son, Jamil Balogun, during the recording of the R.E.D album.
In June, 2016, she announced on her Instagram page of a new management and publishing deal she had signed with Roc Nation, making her the first Nigerian artist to be signed to the label.
On September 22nd, 2017, she released her debut EP with the title, ‘Sugarcane’, which was nominated for ‘Best Album of The Year’ at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In November, 2018, Tiwa Savage made history as the first female African to win the ‘Best African Act’ award at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, beating the likes of Davido, Fally Ipupa, Destruction Boyz, Nyashinski, and Shekhinah.
On May 2nd, 2019, Universal Music Group announced the signing of Tiwa Savage to a seven-year publishing and distribution deal, making her exit Marvin Records as the first lady of the record label.
In July 2019, Savage was featured on “Keys to the Kingdom” — a track she co-wrote for Beyoncé’s soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. She performed on the track alongside Mr Eazi.
In 2019, she performed background vocals on “Èkó” — a slow-burning ballad from Coldplay’s eighth studio album titled, Everyday Life.
On August 18th, 2020, Tiwa Savage released the track list for her album titled, Celia, announcing the official release of the album on August 28th, 2020.
Tiwa Savege Albums
- Once Upon a Time (2013)
- R.E.D (2015)
- Sugarcane EP (2017)
- Celia (2020)
- Water & Gari EP (2021)
Tiwa Savage Genre of music
Tiwa Savage sings in both English and Yoruba, and the genres of music she does include Afrobeats, R&B, pop, and hip-hop.
Tiwa Savage Acting Career, Movies
In 2011, Tiwa Savage launched her acting career, making her film debut with Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle in the stage adaptation of, “For Coloured Girls”.
She also played role of Sade Banjo in the season 3 of Shuga — an MTV television drama series.
Tiwa Savage Philanthropy, Donations, Charity
Tiwa has, over the years, used her status to organize campaigns to create awareness about breast cancer screening projects in her home country, Nigeria.
She has also held several fundraising projects to build new schools in her hometown.
In June, 2014, Tiwa Savage collaborated with the likes of Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Lola Rae, and Mi Casa to produce a charity song titled, “Africa Rising” — which was a song for DStv‘s campaign of the same name (Africa Rising).
The campaign by the DSTV company was created to inspire young Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects.
Tiwa Savage Endorsement Deals, Ambassadorial roles
In July, 2013, Tiwa Savage signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria which was reportedly worth ₦30 million.
The ‘Standing Ovation’ singer also has endorsement deals with giants like Pepsi, Forte Oil, and Maggi.
Tiwa Savage Awards, Nominations, Honours
Tiwa Savage has a tall list of awards and nominations which has separately been published here.
Tiwa Savage Instagram
@tiwasavage or https://www.instagram.com/tiwasavage/
Tiwa Savage Tiktok
@tiwasavage or https://www.tiktok.com/@tiwasavage
Tiwa Savage Twitter
@Tiwasavage or https://twitter.com/TiwaSavage
Tiwa Savage Facebook
@tiwasavage or https://www.facebook.com/tiwasavage
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com