Tiwa Savage is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated female artist, who have made breakthroughs both Nationally and in the international scene.
Today on SuperNigeria, I will be writing on Tiwa Savage, including her biography, Net worth, Business, Music, Marriage, Children, Breakup, Romantic affair with Wizkid, Cars, and Houses.
Even if you’re not a fan of Tiwa, there is one thing we’ll all agree with, and that is, Tiwa Savage is a household name in Nigeria, thanks to her several music hits.
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IN Lagos, the actress had a street named after her. Nigeria legend, 2Baba confirmed the news, by posting this screenshot.
Tiwa Savage Birthday
Tiwatope Savage Balogun was born on the 5th February 1980 in Ikeja of Lagos State. Tiwatope Savage Balogun, however, is popularly known by her stage name, Tiwa Savage. Tiwa was well brought up as a child.
However, things changed for good in the life of Tiwa Savage when she was just 11 years old. Tiwa’s family relocated to London, we also came to realize that the veteran singer was a trombone player while she was still in school.
She spent her entire Teenage and a bit of adult life in London.
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The beautiful musician graduated with a degree in Business administration from the University of Kent, after which, she started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland.
But the calling to sing and produce music was still beckoning her, and due to her hunger for music, her stay with the Royal Bank of Scotland was short.
Tiwa has performed on stage with great superstars likes; Sting, 50 Cent, the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams, and Destiny’s Child, respectively.
Tiwa’s love for music was genuine because she decided to enroll at Berklee College of Music, where she later graduated with a degree in professional music, and she achieved this, at the tender age of 27.
In an interview, when she was asked about what is the motivating factor that draws her into music, Tiwa disclosed that the one of the biggest reason she was motivated into producing Music, was because of the passion of the younger student’s right in the college.
The superstar also went ahead to speak about the challenges which are mostly faced by musicians during their stage of backup to leading in music. After much questions and answers during a spectacular interview, we came to understand that her business background helped her to understand the scope of the Nigerian Music industry.
How much do Tiwa Savage fans know about her? During the X-factor 2006 audition, Tiwa Savage, still unknown in the Nigeria Music Industry, was involved in the UK edition of the X Factor In 2006, where she advanced to the final 24 while she was still attending Berklee College of Music.
However, Tiwa didn’t make it to the final 12 in the music competition and that deal a big blow to her, but she still comforted her self-admitting that she still has to learn, since she’s still a student of the Berklee College of Music.
The hard work seems to be paying off, as the super female artist signed a music deal with Sony/ATV In 2009, and the Sony/ATV deal makes her trite songs for Kat (Deluna), (Fantasia Barrino), (Monica), (Babyface), and (Mýa) respectively.
Thanks to her powerful lyrics and song writing ability, she was credited because of her contribution to Monica’s soul-tinged ballad titled “Catch Me”. Tiwa savage earned the American recording artist Grammy nomination in the year 2010, majorly because of her collaboration with Fantasia on the song “Collard Greens & Cornbread”.
Tiwa Savage truly had a lot of success in writing Music, as it was disclosed that Savage wrote Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah”, which feature superstars like Snoop Dogg. She was also credited with writing Kat Deluna’s “Push Push”, featuring Akon and David Guetta respectively.
Tiwa Savage performed in the background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album titled “I Look to You” in 2009.
Tiwa Marriage Date
Fast-forward to 2013, Tiwa savage met her heartthrob and on the 23rd of Nov 2013, the singer got married to him. Tiwa marriage to Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun was on the 23rd of November 2013, while their traditional wedding was said to be held at the ark in Lekki Lagos state.
After the traditional wedding, the couples white wedding was on April 26th ,2014, which was hosted at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.
Tee Billz, as he was popularly known in Nigeria, didn’t waste much time, as the newly wedded couple, On the 1st of January 2015, announced that they were expecting their first baby. On 22nd July 2015, Tiwa Savage gave birth to her son named “Jamil Balogun”.
However, her marriage is plagued with controversies, mid 2016, her husband Teebillz tried commiting suicide, but was saved by friends. Tiwa controversial relationship with Wizkid continue raising eyebrows, and her decision to be used as Model in his Video, “Fever” sealed their relationship status for some people online.
As commenters said they’re 100% sure they’re dating. Wizkid and Tiwa Savage has always denied any relationship between them, saying they’re just good friends.
Beginning of Tiwa’s Career
Just like every successful Musician in Nigeria, Tiwa Savage established her own label, 323 Entertainment, with her husband Tunji “Tee Billz” on the 5th of February 2013. The super star had already joined Don Jazzy’s Mavin Record label in 2012 after the label she co-owns with the executive producer.
As of that time, Tiwa was the star of the record label in their first compilation album. In 2010, the veteran singer started recording her own debut studio album where she paired with, Derek Pate, Scott Coleman, Berklee alumni Keith Harris, Radar Ellis and Darien Dorsey.
The superstar disclosed during an interview with Brenda Pike, that she collaborated with Chuck Harmony, Warren “Oak” Felder, and producer So Sick (Da Grin).
Tiwa savage finally released her long awaited hit track “Once Upon a Time” On the 3rd of July 2013. Report has it that the album was released on iTunes a day before it was released on the Nigerian market. The music titled “Once Upon a Time” was confirmed to portray the positive stories about the artist’s life.
According to her, she said 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 and as time may have it, she’s not just a star, but one of the biggest stars in the Nigerian Music industry.
A few months later, precisely on the 31st of January 2014, the artist released another hit track titled “Love in Yellow”. Love in Yellow was a promotional single, which was actually meant to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2014. It was revealed that the music has a retro R&B and Funk sound produced by Spellz.
Savage also featured on the popular music, “Turn It Up”, a song released by one of Mavin Records’ upcoming artist, Reekado Banks, which was released on the 21st of February 2014 and was produced by Don Jazzy.
BUT the biggest hit ever produced was in 2014, when Mavin Records released another hit track titled “Dorobucci” On 1st May 2014, which features the Likes of Don Jazzy, Dr .SID, D’Prince, Savage, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello and Di’Ja. And this hit track was produced by Don Jazzy, which happens to be the label’s first collaborative track. Dorobucci was released for the Solar Plexus album in 2012.
Tiwa Savage Music
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Where You Can Download Tiwa’s Music.
How Rich is Tiwa Savage?
This is surely one question most people, including Nigerians and others ,would love to know. The Nigerian super star is not just a song writer, and NOT just a musician, Tiwa savage is more than what people think of her. Based on our research and discovery, we discovered that Tiwa savage is super rich and really living a comfortable life. Tiwa Savage is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, and the richest female artist in Nigeria, not to mention the fact, that she is an influential woman in the music industry.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth
Based on our discovery, we’ve estimated that Tiwa Savage net worth is about $ 4.8 Million US dollars.
The super star officially started her music career in the year 2010, and made her first official debut with the hit single, which was titled “Kele-Kele Love.” Tiwa didn’t stop there, as she kept on releasing hits after hits. She also released hits like “My Darling” ‘’Ife’’ “Eminado’’ “wag bona’’ and “Love Me” respectively.
Tiwa has truly toured the world, as she has performed in many stages, international and locally, her videos on YouTube alone is said to be the highest viewed among other female artists and singers in Nigeria.
As at the time of reporting this, inviting Tiwa to any show, you should be ready to pay at least N 3 million per her show. Don’t forget, she is also the co-owner of 323 Entertainment.
For someone who once worked in a Bank and a graduate, she isn’t leaving any money on the table, as she generates money from various monetization platforms, such as Ring Back Tunes, Spinlet, Spotify, Itunes and YouTube Channel respectively.
Thanks to her crowd pulling antics, beautiful dance step and ability to give the fans what they want, Tiwa rose to fame quickly, which made her a household name in Nigeria. Her popularity was also her climbing stone to wealth, as Multi Million and Billion companies, choose her as their ambassador, Model in adverts, etc.
The super star signed a contract with Pepsi which saw earned over 50 million naira, which made her a Pepsi ambassador in 2013. Fate was smiling on the artist, as Nigeria largest telecommunication service, MTN Nigeria offered her a contract which also saw earned over 30 million naira, and a MTN ambassador in 2013.
Tiwa Savage also signed a multimillion naira deal with Forte Oil in 2014, and also a multimillion naira deal with Pampers in the year 2015.
Tiwa Savage Mansion
The super-rich female artist owns a massive and beautifully designed mansion in Lekki, Lagos state, Her Mansion is one of the most beautiful in her environment. To be an owner of Tiwa’s Mansion, you should be able to spend about N69 Million Naira. The Mansion owned by Tiwa in Lekki is so big, that first time visitors may get lost in it. The Musician shared the estate to her fans via her official instagram handle.
Tiwa Savage Cars
Tiwa is known to not shy away from things she love. AND she loves automobiles. She is a proud owner of classic and expensive cars, and she has the money to get any car of her choice. The singer reportedly owns Toyota land cruiser Prado SUV and her favorite car remains her Red Volkswagen EOS Convertible. She also likes private jets and expensive luxury boats a well.
Romance with Wizkid
Tiwa Savage with Wizkid has raised many eyebrows in Nigeria, and the recent music by Wizkid titled “Fever”, featuring Tiwa was totally hot, and this sealed the deals for Many Nigerians, who believed that the Songwriter/Musician is truly dating Wizkid.
Although her marriage with Tee Billz has had its up and down, they’re still going strong.