By quite a far distance, Tiwa Savage is the most successful female music artist in Nigeria and is one of the prominent female artists across Africa.
She returned to Nigeria to make a career for herself and started all over from the scratch, and here she is today as one of the very best female artists Nigeria has ever produced.
Ever since her introduction to the Nigerian music industry and audience, she has not disappointed in giving hit jams that keep people on their feet for long while dancing to her music.
So, let’s explore all there is about Tiwa Savage, her biography and net worth.
Tiwa Savage Profile
- Full Name: Tiwatope Savage
- Age: 40 years
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Lagos State
- State of residence: Lagos, Nigeria
- Marital status: Single
- Occupation: Musician, Songwriter, Entrepreneur and Vocalist
Tiwa Savage Age
Tiwa Savage was born on the 5th February, 1980 and he is currently 40 years old.
Tiwa Savage State of Origin
Tiwa Savage was born in Isale Eko in the South western region of Nigeria, in Lagos State.
Tiwa Savage Education
Tiwa Savage was a well known Trombone player back in her primary school in Lagos before moving to London aged 11 years old to further her education.
She studied accounting at the University of Kent and was employed by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
After some time, she left her job at the bank in order to pursue what she had passion for which we all know as music. She gained admission to the Berkeley college of music in London and graduated in shining colors in 2007.
She obviously enjoyed her time schooling there because of the atmosphere which really helped her music, according to her.
Tiwa Savage Career
Tiwa Savage career dates back to a long time ago when she lent vocals to a lot of established superstars in the music industry like George Michael, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli and so on.
Such was her musical talent. While at the Berkeley music school, she participated in The X factor which is a competition for the best prospecting singers in the UK.
She achieved an awesome feat by being just the 12th person to be evicted from the competition which was quite painful for her.
After she got her degree in professional music, Tiwa signed a publishing deal in 2009 with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, after which she wrote songs for Monica, Fantasia, Mya and others.
She collaborated with Fantasia on the Collard green and the cornbread song which later won a nomination at the grammies in 2010.
Another prominent work she did abroad was her background vocals in the Whitney Houston album in 2009 named I look to you. It was after this work that she decided to move back to Nigeria to make her own personal music with the African flavor.
After moving to Nigeria, she was signed by Don Jazzy into the Mavins records in 2012 and that was the start of many successful stories.
It was announced in 2010 that Tiwa had started recording her debut album titled Once upon a time which featured popular artists like Sarkodie and General Pype.
The debut album had 7 singles which were all hits and were widely accepted by the Nigerian public with airplay on many outlets like TV stations, radio and so on. It was massively successful.
She later released other albums which got her signed In 2016 to the ROC nation owned by Jay Z. Her third album was released back in 2017 named Sugarcane and it won her to be signed to the Universal music Group on a 7 year contract. We can assume this contract added a great deal to Tiwa Savage net worth.
Through her career so far, she has won a lot of awards for her excellent performances and her music and no other female artist in Nigeria has been able to reach her heights. She keeps on setting the standard and she does not plan on stopping soon.
Tiwa Savage Relationship
Tiwa Savage got married to Tunji Balogh in Lekki with the white wedding staged in Dubai. It was deemed a match made in heaven as at the time.
Tiwa Savage and Tunji have one boy together before their relationship hit the rock due to problems and misunderstanding between the couple. The young marriage sadly ended and they were separated in 2016.
Ever since then, Tiwa has remained a single mother.
Tiwa Savage Achievements
As said earlier in this article, Tiwa Savage has had a glittering music career in Nigeria till date. She recently won the Soundcity African video of the year in early 2020, Best female African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe awards, Best reggae dance hall award at the Headies in 2014 and many others.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth
Tiwa Savage has had a very successful career till date and is not looking to slow down with consistent release of hit songs.
A lot of factors are considered before arriving at our estimation of her net worth including endorsements, charge per shows, contract values and so on.
Today, Tiwa Savage net worth is estimated to be over $5 million in 2020.