Tiwa Savage is the Queen of Nigerian pop music, if not African music. And she owes that to her cool voice, her songwriting skills, and her hot bod that’s making all the guys trip.
She’s done as many hits as you can expect from a female artiste, in this part of the world. Collaborations with other hot guys are there too. Two albums in, every other girl doing this thing should actually just keep quiet when Tiwa is talking. Cause really, Mama J never die yet!
In honor of the STEW that is on the Table now, we bring you 7 Facts You Don’t Know About Tiwa Savage.
- 38 YEARS
Wait. I’ll explain. Tiwa Savage is 38 years. I know you still don’t get it. That means, she is older than Don Jazzy (don’t believe this, please), D’banj, Wande Coal, M.I Abaga, Banky W, Omawumi, Waje and almost every pop artist you can think of. (Except of course, 2baba.)
If she’s 38 years, she’s 11 years older than Davido. 10 years older than Wizkid. 9 years older than Olamide. But when mama is dressed in bikini, you’ll think she’s Temmie Ovwasa’s age mate. By the way, where is Temmie?
- SHE STUDIED MUSIC
Not everyone has the opportunity of going to university, let alone, attending a college to get another degree, in Music.
Only one out of every one thousand artiste in Nigeria can actually boast of having a good knowledge of Music. But, yeah, Tiwa cannot only sing well, she is a professional.
- COLLABOS WITH MALE ARTISTS
Tiwa has done collaborations with so many male artists, that you will almost think she can’t make a hit on her own. (On the contrary, she can.)
Mama for the boys!
- SONY DEAL
Around last year, you know who A Star is? Any artist that bags an international deal, with Sony. Wizkid, Davido, Ycee, Tekno, all got deals. And they were feeling on top of the world.
But, way back in 2009, Tiwa Savage already had a deal with Sony, as a songwriter. Writing songs for Monica, Mya, Jaicko and more international artists. She even did backup on one Whitney Houston‘s song.
- ROC NATION/ JAY Z
Sony Music wasn’t all she got, she also had a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, in 2015. The deal was a publishing deal, and it was the time she dropped her hit sophomore album, R.E.D.
If only pictures with Jay-Z could break the internet.
Tiwa is rich, we all know that. One of the reasons she is rich is, her endorsement deals.
She was the first African female artiste to ever sign an endorsement deal with Pepsi (hope you know what this is?) She also signed a deal with South African telecom conglomerate, MTN, which was worth about N30, 000, 000. She has deals with Pampers, Maggi, and probably more.
- WIZKID FAN (and… UM UM)
Everywhere stew now, so, I had to add this. Tiwa likes Wizkid.
He’s probably the only artist Tiwa has worked with twice. They first linked up on “Bad” in 2015. And last year, they scored another hit in “MA Lo”, which was produced by Spellz. Recently too, she was a vixen in Wizkid’s “Fever” video. And that has raised a couple eyebrows.
We’re not sure on whether they’re dating or not, but we know one thing, Tiwa likes Wizkid’s music.
And, she is still the Queen!