Tiwa Savage Net Worth & Profile
|Tiwa Savage Net Worth||$15 million US dollars as of 2021|
|Also known as||Tiwa Savage|
|Age||5 February 1980|
|State of Origin||Isale Eko, Lagos State|
|Source of Wealth||Music, Youtube, Endorsement|
Tiwa Savage Net worth & Biography
Tiwatope Savage popularly known as Tiwa Savage was born 5 February 1980. She is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Isale Eko Lagos State, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education.
Tiwa was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band while attending secondary school. Savage graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Kent and started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland. She did backup vocals for English singer George Michael at the age of 16, and lent vocals to other musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, and Ms. Dynamite. Tiwa Savage‘s net worth is estimated to be about $15 million USD.
Tiwa Savage’s Career
Tiwa Savage competed in the UK edition of The X Factor and progressed to the final 24, but ended up being the 12th person to be evicted in 2006. In 2007, Tiwa Savage enlisted at Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in professional music.
Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009. The deal enabled her to write for Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia, Monica and Mýa. She has got songwriting credits for her contribution to Monica’s soul-tinged ballad “Catch Me”.
Her work with Fantasia on the song “Collard Greens & Cornbread” gained the American recording artist a Grammy nomination in 2010. Tiwa Savage composed Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah”, featuring Snoop Dogg, and Deluna’s “Push Push”, featuring Akon. She did background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album I Look to You (2009). Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, Savage moved back to Nigeria and signed with Mavin Records in 2012.
Tiwa Savage’s debut studio album Once Upon a Time was discharged on the 3rd of July 2013. It was supported by seven singles: “Kele Kele Love”, “Love Me (3x)”, “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado”.
Once Upon a Time was initially scheduled for release in 2011, but problems with clearance made Savage pushed back its release date. The album comprises 21 tracks, including two bonus tracks. Tiwa Savage named the album Once Upon a Time in order to portray the positive stories about her life. She wanted to motivate other upcoming artists by telling them that, once upon a time, she was a little girl in Isale Eko who dreamt of being a star. During an interview with Berklee College of Music’s Brenda Pike, she hinted to possibly recording songs with Chuck Harmony, Warren Oak Felder and Sosick. Moreover, she said the album would embody pop, R&B, soul, and yoruba sounds.
On May 26, 2013, Savage revealed the album’s cover and track listing during a private album listening party held at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos. Guests in attendance included Banky W, Waje, Tunde Demuren, Eku Edewor, Dolapo Oni, Tosyn Bucknor, Noble Igwe, Osahon Asemota, Nwachukwu Uti, Linda Ikeji, DJ Spinall, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Lynxxx, N6, Ice Berg Slim, General Pype, IllRymz and Franca Asindi.
The album was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and for Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies 2014. Savage’s second studio album R.E.D was released on 19 December 2015. It yielded two singles: “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation”. In June 2016, Savage signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation. In September 2017, she released her debut EP Sugarcane. R.E.D and Sugarcane have both been nominated for Best Album at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In November 2018, Savage won Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win the category. In May 2019, she announced her record deal with Universal Music Group and exit from Mavin Records. Tiwa Savage sings in English and Yoruba; her music is a blend of Afrobeats, R&B, pop and hip-hop. Tiwa Savage’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry have earned her several achievements. She has been involved in youth empowerment and breast cancer screening projects and has raised funds to build schools in Nigeria.
Savage released “49-99”, her first single with Motown Records on 5 September 2019, . The song references the line “49 sitting, 99 standing” from Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s 1978 hit “Shuffering and Shmiling”. Described as a blend of Afrobeat, R&B and pop music, “49-99” features syncopated percussion, humming background harmonies and crisp snares. The Meji Alabi-directed video for “49-99” features colorful imagery and symbolism. One of the video’s scenes references the iconic portraits of Congolese schoolgirls taken in 1972 by photographer Eliot Elisofon. Another scene, in which Savage is laid out with lengthy braids, is reminiscent of Diana Ross’ flower-accented look from the late 1960s.
On 19 November 2019, Savage released the Black Jheerze-produced track “Attention” and the Pheelz-produced track “Owo Mi Da”. In “Attention”, she admonishes her love interest for the lack of attention he is putting into their relationship while in “Owo Mi Da”, she makes cut throat remarks at an unnamed borrower. Savage performed background vocals on “Èkó”, a slow-burning ballad from Coldplay’s eighth studio album Everyday Life (2019). On 18 August 2020, Tiwa Savage released the track list for the album Celia, and announced that the album will be released on 28 August 2020.
Celia features guest appearances from Sam Smith, Naira Marley, Stefflon Don, Dice Ailes, Davido, and Hamzaa. The album produced 4 singles: “Attention”, “Dangerous Love”, “Koroba”, and “Temptation”. The album was executively produced by Efe Ogbeni, and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna under the supervision of Universal subsidiaries UMG-SA, and UMGNG.
Rooted in Afrobeats music, Celia received a mixed-to-positive response from critics. Some praised Savage’s artistic growth and evolving image, while others criticized some of the lyrical themes.