The 10 essential Tiwa Savage songs in her discography

Here are the 10 best songs by Nigerian artist Tiwa Savage, ranging from “Kele Kele” to “Eminado” to “Ma Lo.”

Since landing on the scene in 2010 with “Kele Kele” and her 2013 debut album “Once Upon a Time,” Tiwa Savage has shown time and again why she is one of the biggest voices in Nigerian music.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
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This list is in no particular order



Kele Kele

As far as Nigerian debut singles go, “Kele Kele,” was quite the “aha!” moment.

The Harmony Samuels-produced coupled with the stunning Jerry Chan-directed video let us know that Tiwa Savage had arrived to shake up the male-dominated industry in a way that was truly unique to her.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
Tiwa Savage

“Who is she?” was the question “Kele Kele” left on everyone’s mind.

Ma Lo feat. Wizkid &

2017 was one of those great years in Nigerian music that witnessed a number of undeniable hits.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
Tiwa Savage

One of such hits was Tiwa Savage’s “Ma Lo” featuring Wizkid.

These two do make quite a pair sonically and “Ma Lo ” proves that. The was produced by 

 Love Me 3x

Following her debut single came “Love Me x3.” On the track, Tiwa professes her love and calls for her love interest to reciprocate her feelings.

The accompanying video by Sesan, and pretty much most of Tiwa’s videos, show her reveling in her femininity.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
Tiwa Savage

If there was any question of her potential after “Kele Kele,” “Love Me x3” lay it all to rest

Without My Heart feat. Don Jazzy

From Tiwa’s stunning harmonies to Don Jazzy‘s assistance and Warren Oak Felder‘s brilliant sampling of Lenky’s “Diwali Riddim,” “Without My Heart” remains evergreen.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
Tiwa Savage

The video, as directed by Mark Hofmeyr, lived up to the song’s quality.

Eminado feat. Don Jazzy

“What is the meaning of Eminado?” is what the song “Eminado” left everyone wondering. That however did not stop the from loudly ringing through airwaves across the country and beyond.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
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Tiwa eventually disclosed Eminado to be a word she made up to mean good luck charm.

Wanted

Opening her debut album, Once Upon a Time, ‘Wanted’ is reflective of Rihanna’s Man Down.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
Tiwa Savage

The accompanying Moe Musa-directed video for the reggae tune caused quite a stir with many flagging it as “too raunchy” and “too suggestive”.



In reality, it wasn’t any of those things but by Nigerian conservative standards, it was. Ultimately, it got banned across local stations.

Oyi Remix with Flavour

In this song, Tiwa lends her voice for the remix of Flavour‘s 2010 hit “Oyi” in which they both compare the absence of their love interest to freezing.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
Tiwa Savage

Olorun mi

Also coming off Once Upon a Time, “Olorun Mi” is dedicated to our loved ones who have passed away.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
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Great production provided by Sauce Wilson, the sees Tiwa showing off not only her vocal capacity but the depth of her pen game.

Girlie ‘O’ Remix with Patoranking

Produced by WizzyPro, Tiwa teamed up with Nigerian Dancehall artist, Patoranking for the remix of his 2014 record “Girlie O”.

The 10 essential Tiwa Savage Songs in her discography
Tiwa Savage

The day after its release came the accompanying video directed by Moe Musa.

feat. Duncan Mighty

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For the -produced “Lova Lova”, Tiwa Savage tapped Duncan Mighty and created a new moment in his (Duncan’s) comeback year.

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