Tiwa Savage moved to the UK with her parents at the age of eleven. When the girl grew up, she relocated to the USA. Nevertheless, the Nigerian-born singer still remains one of the favorite artists and media persons in her native country, about which she cares a lot.
Tiwa Savage family
As it often happens with pop stars, Tiwa Savage marriage has become a subject of discussion among the fans. Tiwa Savage and husband had complicated relationships. Everything started like a fairy-tale but very soon turned out into a convoluted situation.
There was a lot of buzz around Tiwa Savage wedding. She was married to Tunji Balogun (also known as Tee Billz) on November 23, 2013. After the traditional ceremony in Lekki, the just-married held a modern celebration in Dubai at the end of April the following year.
2015 started with the good news: on the first day of the new year, the couple announced they were expecting a baby. Tiwa Savage baby was born on July 22. The couple called their first son Jamil. It all seemed perfect until…
Less than a year after the baby’s birth, on April 28, 2016, Tiwa Savage husband started the series of social media posts about her, accusing in infidelity and witchcraft! The singer addressed the controversy in a 45-minute interview, revealing the secrets about husband’s drug addiction and abandonment in particular.
Tiwa Savage on work & inspiration
As you may remember, it took two years for the singer to drop the debut album. The fans were really impatient, wondering why it takes so much time. It turned out that Tiwa worked with Warren ‘Oak’ Felder, who produced Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. Then, there were some legal nuances to handle.
The album called “Once Upon A Time” turned out to be very personal and reflective. This is a journey to Tiwa Savage house of memories. Besides childhood reflection, it is also an attempt to motivate aspiring artists and dreamers.
Tiwa dedicated to her fiance, who supported and encouraged her back then. She finds inspiration in many things – happiness and heartbreaks, everyday life and Nigerian circumstances. She has got through the early doubts and doesn’t feel too bad about the negative reviews – an opinion is quite a personal thing.
Tiwa Savage on the industry
The singer commented on the marginalization of the industry. Judging from the personal experience, she is certain that female artists need to work twice harder to reach success. There are still a lot of prejudices, and women tend to be criticized more, for both musical achievements and personal ideologies.
She doesn’t believe in competition: there is enough room for good music and more female artists on the scene. She aims to be more international and more open. She likes to organize exclusive press listenings before the album release and believes that more Nigerian singers deserve Grammy nominations.
Tiwa is kind and supportive not only to aspiring musicians. According to the singer, she receives lots of messages from girls, who feel depressed or unconfident under the weight of the pretty social media images, often showing the artificial life.
She confesses that she also feels down and broken sometimes, concerned the low self-esteem. It is important to accept yourself the way you are, Tiwa assures. Being a good person inside is what matters, not following the imaginative beauty standards.