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Tiwa Savage Biography, Music, Husband, Marriage, Age, Baby and Songs

Tiwa Savage Biography

Tiwa Savage born Tiwatope Savage Balogun is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress. She was born on 5 February 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria where she lived until the age of 11 when her parents decided to move to London.

While attending high school, she was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band. Tiwa Savage had a healthy upbringing; she grew up in a multicultural setting due to her migration from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, and from the United Kingdom to the United States. After graduating with a degree in Business administration from the University of Kent, Savage started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland. She did backup vocals for George Michael at the age of 16, and lent vocals to other musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Ms. Dynamite, amongst others. Furthermore, she has performed on stage with Sting, 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams and Destiny’s Child, among others.

Tiwa Savage enrolled at Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in professional music at the age of 27. While reminiscing about her experiences there, she said she was motivated by the drive and passion of the younger students. She also said she needed the school’s atmosphere. Savage spoke briefly on the challenges musicians face during their transition from backup to lead, and said that artists face more scrutiny when their performances are mediocre. Her business background has helped her fully understand the scope of the Nigerian music industry. Savage spoke about her business background and said that her level of professionalism does not make her susceptible to deception.

In 2006, Tiwa Savage participated in the UK edition of The X Factor and advanced to the final 24 while attending the aforementioned music school. While participating in the popular music competition franchise, she had difficulty dealing with the limelight. Savage was quoted as saying, “You have to always realize that people are watching. When I got the bad news that I wasn’t getting through (to the final 120) it was a really painful time. But you still have to learn how to hold that until you get home. Because you don’t want to just let everything out. People admire you and want to see that you’re strong; they don’t want to see you breaking down.”

In 2009, Sony/ATV Music Publishing signed Tiwa Savage to a music deal. The deal solidified her to write for Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia Barrino, Monica and Mýa. She has received songwriting credits for her contribution to Monica’s soul-tinged ballad “Catch Me”. Moreover, her collaboration with Fantasia on the song “Collard Greens & Cornbread” earned the American recording artist a Grammy nomination in 2010. Savage wrote Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah” featuring Snoop Dogg, and Kat Deluna’s “Push Push” featuring Akon and David Guetta. In as much as she likes writing for other artists, she finds writing for herself more rewarding. Savage performed background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album I Look to You (2009).

In December 2011, Tiwa Savage co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol alongside IllRymz. Moreover, she made her film debut with Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle in the stage adaptation of For Coloured Girls. Savage became the first African female artist to be associated with the Pepsi brand after signing an endorsement deal with them.

Tiwa Savage Husband

Tiwa Savage is married to Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun.

Tiwa Savage Marriage

On 23 November 2013, the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki.

Tiwa Savage Wedding

The couple’s white wedding was held on 26 April 2014, at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.

Tiwa Savage Age

Tiwa Savage was born on 5 February 1980

Tiwa Savage Baby

On 1 January 2015, Tiwa Savage and her husband, Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun, announced that they were expecting their first child together. On 22 July 2015, Tiwa Savage gave birth to her son Jamil Balogun.

Tiwa Savage Music

On 31 January 2014, Savage released “Love in Yellow”, a promotional single meant to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2014. The song, which has a retro R&B and Funk sound, was produced by Spellz. Savage was featured on Reekado Banks’s 2014 single “Turn It Up”, which was produced by Don Jazzy. On 1 May 2014, Mavin Records released “Dorobucci” featuring Savage, Don Jazzy, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello and Di’Ja. The song, which was produced by Don Jazzy, is the record label’s first collaborative release since the release of the Solar Plexus album in 2012.

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

On 19 May 2014, Foston Musik premiered Patoranking’s “Girlie ‘O’ Remix” featuring Savage. The song was produced by WizzyPro. The music video for the song was shot and directed in London by Moe Musa. It was uploaded onto Patroranking’s Vevo account on 20 May 2014, at a total length of 4 minutes and 7 seconds. On 7 June 2014, Savage performed at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards alongside Miguel, Flavour N’abania, Davido, Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Oskido and Professor. On 27 May 2014, 323 Entertainment and Mavin Records released the music video for “Wanted”, a song from the Once Upon a Time album. It was directed by Moe Musa in London. The release of the video prompted a huge public backlash across various social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

In June 2014, Tiwa Savage collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, and Davido on a song for DSTV’s Africa Rising campaign, which was designed to inspire Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects. The music video for the song, released on 24 June 2014, was shot and directed by South African production house Callback Dream. The aforementioned artists performed the song at the Africa Rising launch ceremony in Mauritius. In June 2016, there were reports in the media that Savage had signed a management and distribution deal with Roc Nation. On 29 July 2016, she made it official by announcing the deal through her Instagram account, thereby making her the first Nigerian artist to be sighned to the label.

Tiwa Savage and Husband Fight

On 28 April 2016, Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun, in a series of social media posts, accused his wife of infidelity as well as her mother of witchcraft. In a 45-minute interview conducted by Thisday newspaper and Pulse Nigeria, Tiwa Savage extensively addressed her husband’s lengthy social media posts regarding their marriage. She debunked her husband’s infidelity claims and accused him of financial recklessness, drug addiction, and abandonment. Moreover, she said that her marriage to him is over.

Tiwa Savage Songs

  • All Over
  • Key To The City
  • If I Start to Talk
  • My Darling (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Ife Wa Gbona
  • African Waist
  • Olorun Mi
  • Kele Kele
  • Eminado (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Ife Wa Gbona (feat. Leo Wonder)
  • If I Start to Talk (feat. Dr Sid)
  • Standing Ovation (feat. Olamide)
  • Without My Heart (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Igi Orombo (feat. Tiwa Savage)
  • Key to the City (Remix) [feat. Busy Signal]
  • Love Me, Love Me, Love Me
  • Baby Mo (feat. Flavour)
  • Olorun Mi
  • Wanted
  • Oma Ga
  • Rewind
  • Ileke
  • My Darlin
  • Shout out (feat. Iceberg Slim & Sarkodie)
  • Eji Ma Fia
  • Oh Yeah (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • African Waist (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Get Low
  • Bang Bang (Remix) [feat. P Square]
  • Folarin
  • Written All over Your Face
  • Why Don’t You Love Me
  • Stand as One (feat. General Pype)
  • Adura
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Love Me Hard (feat. 2 Face)
  • Go Down (feat. Reekado Banks)
  • Kolobi
  • Fela Interlude
  • Thank You
  • Middle Passage
  • Before Nko (feat. D’prince)
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Bang Bang
  • Make Time (feat. Iceberg Slim)
  • Birthday
  • Dorobucci (feat. Don Jazzy, Di Ja, Korede Bello & D Prince)
  • We Don’t Give a Damn
  • Say It
  • Eminado (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Bang Bang (Remix) [feat. P Square]
  • Adura
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Rewindi
  • Ife Wa Gbona (feat. Leo Wonder)
  • Bang Bang (feat. P-Square)
  • My Darling (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Eji Ma Fia
  • Baby Mo (feat. Flavour)
  • Olori (feat. Africana)
  • Hurry and Wait
  • Ileko
  • Rain Drops

Tiwa Savage Video