Sometimes referred to as the ‘Queen Bee’ of Nigeria’s music industry, Tiwatope Savage-Balogun is one of the biggest artists to come out of Africa. Since this talented songstress broke into the Nigerian music scene in 2010, she has given us several hits that have enjoyed massive success nationally and all around the continent.
On Monday, February 5th, Tiwa Savage celebrated her 39th birthday – which is absolutely incredible to me for someone still looking so young, beautiful and sexy. Anyways, to mark this day, here are 5 facts about Tiwa Savage:
- She started out as an International Artist.
Tiwa Savage's vocals were used in Whitney Houston's 2009 album, I Look To You. She sang backup vocals for Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Chan. She's a Sony Music Songwriter and wrote songs for Kat De Luna, Fantasia, Mya, Jacko. Jay-Z also signed her to ROC Nation.
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) November 5, 2018
Tiwa didn’t start her amazing career here in Nigeria. She started out far away in the U.S at the young age of 16 by doing vocals for top artists like mary J Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bucelli, George Micheal and Chaka Chan. She also sang as a backup in Whitney Houston’s 2009 album “I Look To You”.
- She was on UK’s X-Factor
— CelebScoopNG (@CelebScoopNG) December 17, 2015
This gifted singer has always known that her calling was in music. She even auditioned, qualified and made it to the final 24 in the UK version of the singing reality show X-Factor in 2006.
- She was a Banker
— •MA•✨ (@mayriiam) February 5, 2019
After getting her Business Administration degree for the University of Kent, Tiwa went on to work for a while at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She also studied music and got her degree form the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
- She acts too.
Happy birthday @tiwasavage – id never forget what U made me do at @spellzjamin’s studio this year! U have made history in my life 🤣🤣🤣 – thanks for being incredibly talented and an icon to… https://t.co/JfZg9R9Niz
— SuperstarDJ (@DJXCLUSIVE) February 5, 2019
Tiwa Savage is actually multi talented. This award winning singer showed her acting talents when she appeared in a stage adaptation of Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” alongside Nollywood icons like Iretiola Doyle and Joke Siva.
- She is a Pioneer
— Pepsi Nigeria (@Pepsi_Naija) February 5, 2019
Tiwa savage is the first African female artist to be associated with the pepsi brand as an ambassador. She is also the first Nigerian female artiste to sign for Jay Z’s Roc Nation and last year, she became the first Nigerian female artist to win the MTV Europe Music Awards when she beat other nominees to win the Best African Act category.
First solo female to win MTV EMA Best African Act.
First African woman to sell out Indigo at the O2.
Vocals used in Whitney Houston's 2009 album.
First African female Pepsi Ambassador.
Nominated for BET Best International Act.
Vogue World 100, BBC Top 100 Women. pic.twitter.com/s34VM5mRZM
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) December 21, 2018
Our beautiful Tiwa is signed on the Mavin records in Nigeria and became a mother when she had her son with estranged husband ‘Teebillz Balogun’.
All of us here at reterdeen.com wish you a happy belated birthday Tiwa!