Tiwa Savage to receive Doctorate Honours From Her Alma Mater, Kent University
Tiwa Savage To Receive Doctorate Honours From Kent University
Tiwa Savage to be Awarded Doctor of Music by Her Alma Mater
Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage has been named by the University of Kent in the United Kingdom as one of the 10 “inspirational individuals” who will receive an honorary doctorate degree at its congregation ceremonies in July.
Abdulrazak Gurnah, an emeritus professor at Kent University and the 2021 Nobel Laureate for Literature, is one of those named.
Among those to receive a Kent honorary award will also be Lagos-born Olufunke Abimbola MBE, a corporate lawyer, Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leader, BBC Commentator and Public Speaker.
The ceremonies are scheduled for July 11–15 in Canterbury and July 20 in Rochester.
Tiwa Savage will get a Doctor of Music degree in honour of her inspirational and influential career.
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The award-winning singer bagged a degree in Business Administration at the University of Kent before she won a scholarship to study Professional Music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, United States.
Savage was born in Lagos, Nigeria where she lived until the age of 11 when her parents decided to move to London.
At the age of 16, she sang backing vocals for George Michael. She quickly found further work over the years with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Emma Bunton and Blu Cantrell.
The singer would later return back to Nigeria to kick off her music career, releasing her debut single ‘Kele Kele Love’ and later her debut album ‘Once Upon A Time’ in 2013.
For seven years — between 2012 and 2019 — Savage was the first lady and top striker for Mavins Record Label where she carved her niche in the male-dominated music industry.
In her almost two-decade career, the African Bad Gyal has dropped five major projects, scooping several local and international awards as well as nominations.