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About

Tiwa Savage is a celebrated musician whose songs “Kele Kele Love” and “Love Me” made her a household name across Africa. Before she made her own music, she was a backup vocalist to some world-renowned singers like Mary J Blige, Andrea Bocelli and Whitney Houston amongst others.

Personal Life

Tiwa Savage whose real name is Tiwatope Savage was born on 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos State Nigeria. 

Tiwa Savage's parents Alhali Savage and Cecilia Savage, relocated to the United Kingdom when she was 11 years old and thus spent her childhood in London where she acquired her secondary education.

She joined the University of Kent where she graduated with a degree in business administration. Tiwa Savage then proceeded to Berklee College in the United States where she obtained a degree in music.  

Tiwa Savage has siblings with reports indicating she has two brothers, Wale Savage and Shola Savage and a sister. However, little is known about them as she’s kept them out of the public eye.

Death Hits Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage's father Prince Olanrewaju passed on in 2021 due to undisclosed reasons. She broke the news through her Instagram page much to overwhelming support from her fans and industry peers. 

Tiwa Savage gave her father a fitting burial in a ceremony that was graced by the who’s and who of the Nollywood industry. 

Tiwa Savage’s Tattoo

In 2021, Tiwa Savage got a sleeve tattoo on her right arm in Beverly Hills California. She was so excited that she shared it with her Instagram fans but did not disclose the meaning or the inspiration behind it.

Tiwa Savage’s Career

Tiwa Savage’s exploits in music began when she was in secondary school. She was part of her school orchestra and played the trombone. 

Her musical ability was evident so much so that at 16 years of age, she was a backup singer to George Michael, a platform that ushered her into the world of professional music. 

Tiwa Savage also worked with A-list celebrities like Chaka Khan, Mary J Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Emma Bunton. 

There was no going back for Tiwa Savage. In 2006, she was a contestant in the British talent show X-Factor but only managed to get to the last 24. 

The following year, Tiwa Savage moved to the United States where she studied professional music at Berklee College and later, in 2009, landed a deal with Sony/ATV Music which saw her work with Fantasia, BabyFace, Mya, Katdeluna and lend her vocals to the late Whitney Houston in her album “I Look To You”.

In 2010 at the age of 30, Tiwa Savage travelled back to Nigeria and launched her solo career. Her first and second singles “Kele Kele Love” and “Love Me” topped the charts across Africa and earned her nominations and fame.

2012 was the year that Tiwa Savage cemented her place in the African music industry. 

She signed for Don Jazzy’s record label Marvin Records where she dropped three successful albums, “Once Upon A Time” (2013), “RED, short form for Romance, Expression and Dance” (2015) & “Sugarcane” (2017).  

In 2019, Tiwa Savage moved on and signed a deal with the record label Universal Music Group which she is affiliated with to date. Under UMG, she’s released one album “Celia” (2020) and an Extended Play (EP) “Water & Garri”.

Tiwa Savage has received numerous nominations and awards for her work. Her album “Once Upon A Time” was nominated for the Best Album of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and the Best R&B/Pop Album at the Headies in the same year. 

“RED" received nominations at the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in the Best Album category.

There was more success for the Nigerian songbird as she signed a deal with Jay-Z’s entertainment agency Roc Nation in 2016. 

This saw her perform at Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival. She’s entertained fans in many other events such as the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela’s 100 in FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, and the 2019 Wireless Festival and was the first female to sell out London’s O2 Arena.

Tiwa Savage’s Acting Career

Tiwa Savage is known more for her music than her acting. That notwithstanding, she’s appeared in a couple of films with her debut being “For Coloured Girls” in 2011. 

She took part in the highly-acclaimed MTV series “Shuga” in which she played the role of Sade Banjo. In 2016, Tiwa Savage made a brief appearance on Funke Akindele’s show Jenifa’s Diary

Tiwa Savage’s Endorsement Deals

Tiwa Savage has over 27 million followers across her social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. 

This makes her attractive to brands and has earned several endorsement deals. She’s partnered with telecommunication giants MTN, soft drink Pepsi, hair product Profectiv MegaGrowth, and chocolate drink Twisco amongst others.

Tiwa Savage’s Relationships

Is Tiwa Savage Married?

Tiwa Savage was married to her now ex-husband Tunji “Teebillz” Balogun for five years before their marriage collapsed in 2018 after both blamed one another for infidelity. The pair exchanged vows in 2013 in a lavish wedding at the Art in Lekki with another at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. 

Tiwa Savage And WizKid’s Relationship

Tiwa Savage and Wizkd battled rumours that they were in a relationship as they maintained that they were best friends. 

Their string of appearances at different events, music collaborations and sweet messages online only fueled speculations as both were captured in suggestive positions. 

While some opined that they took such extreme measures to promote their music. 

Tiwa Savage's Children

Tiwa Savage has one son from her marriage with Tunji Balogun name Jamil Balogun who was born on 22 July 2015.

Tiwa Savage’s Controversy

Tiwa Savage’s Sex Tape Leak

The internet can be your best friend or your worst enemy. For Tiwa Savage, it turned out to be the latter after a sex video of hers leaked online. 

The music sensation revealed that her current boyfriend who remains unidentified accidentally posted the video on Snapchat. 

Netizens questioned Tiwa Savage for allowing her current boyfriend to film such an intimate moment. 

Speaking about the incident, Tiwa Savage revealed that she’s being blackmailed over the video and maintains she won’t pay those asking for money. 

She further threatened to publish the full video herself and said she isn’t embarrassed for doing something so natural.

Tiwa Savage Loses Endorsement Deals

As Tiwa Savage fought to clear her name, it’s alleged that the sex scandal cost her no fewer than four endorsement deals with Cadbury, Pampers, Globacom, and another unnamed company.

Tiwa Savage Fights Seyi Shay

Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay have a long-running beef that reared its head in public when they met at a Lagos salon. 

Seyi approached the Kele Kele Lover singer with pleasantries only for Tiwa Savage to bitterly recount how she falsely accused her of sleeping with her man and stealing her job. 

Together with Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani, Seyi Shay released a diss track in which they claimed that Tiwa Savage offers her body for money and Tiwa is not about to forget and move on from this.

Tiwa Savage’s Car

For what she has achieved, it’s only fitting that Tiwa Savage rewards herself with cool machines. Tiwa Savage’s car collection includes a Rolls Royce Phantom estimated to cost $455,000, Bentley Bentayga which goes for $160,000, and a Mercedez Benz V-Class that’s priced at 60 million nairas.

Tiwa Savage’s Private Jet

Tiwa Savage has posted pictures in private jets but the big question is done she own one? 

Well, the songstress is the richest female musician in Nigeria and with that, it’s not hard to imagine she is within rich of buying one. 

Some quarters believe that a private jet is a little bit out of her range thus she charters one whenever she needs to. 

Tiwa Savage’s House

Tiwa Savage lives in a multimillion mansion in the luxurious estate in Lekki Lagos State. The property is estimated to cost 75 million nairas. Tiwa Savage reportedly owns property in London and might have more than one house in Nigeria. 

Tiwa Savage’s Net Worth

As of 2022, Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million or 4.2 billion nairas which makes her the richest female musician in Nigeria. She’s made that amount from her music career as a singer and songwriter, her awards as well as brand endorsement deals.

Social Media

Tiwa Savage’s Instagram: @TiwaSavage 

Tiwa Savage’s Twitter: @TiwaSavage 

Tiwa Savage’s Facebook: Tiwa Savage 

Tiwa Savage YouTube: Tiwa Savage 

Awards & Recognition

Tiwa Savage has won just about any major award there is to be won in the Nigerian music industry. 

Despite that, Tiwa Savage hasn’t won a Grammy despite a nomination for the “Everyday Life” Album, which she worked on with Cold Play, in the Album of the Year category. 

2020: Africa Video of the Year at the SoundCity MVP Awards

2017/2019: Best Female in West Africa at the AFRIMMA

2018: Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards

2015: Best Collabo Song at the COSON Song Awards

2014: Best Reggae/Dancehall Single Award at The Headies

2014: Most Gifted Female at the Channel O Music Video Awards

2014: Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards

2014: Female Musician of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards

2014: Best Female in West Africa at the African Musik Magazine Awards

2012: Best High Life at the Nigeria Music Video Awards

2012: Best Female Vocal Performance at The Headies

2012: Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year at the Channel O Music Video Award

2011: Most Promising Act at the Dynamic All Youth Awards

2011: Most Stylish Female Artist at the FAB Magazine Awards

2011: Best R&B Soul Song at the Afrotainement Museke Online Music Awards

Q&A

Who is Tiwa Savage?

Tiwa Savage is a celebrated musician whose songs “Kele Kele Love” and “Love Me” made her a household name across Africa. Before she made her own music, she was a backup vocalist to some world-renowned singers like Mary J Blige, Andrea Bocelli and Whitney Houston amongst others.

How old is Tiwa Savage?

Born on 5 February 1980, Tiwa Savage’s age is 42.

How tall is Tiwa Savage?

Tiwa Savage’s height is reported to be 5’5 or 165cm.

From which state is Tiwa Savage?

Tiwa Savage was born on 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos State Nigeria.

Who is Tiwa Savage’s husband?

Tiwa Savage was married to her now ex-husband Tunji “Teebillz” Balogun for five years before their marriage collapsed in 2018 after both blamed one another for infidelity. The pair exchanged vows in 2013 in a lavish wedding at the Art in Lekki with another at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. 

Who is the father of Tiwa Savage’s son?

Tiwa Savage has one son from her marriage with Tunji Balogun name Jamil Balogun who was born on 22 July 2015.

How old is Tiwa Savage’s son?

Tiwa Savage’s son Jamil Balogun was born on 22 July 2015. He will turn seven years old in 2022.

Who is Tiwa Savage’s new boyfriend?

Reports suggest that Tiwa Savage's current boyfriend is Naira Marley whom she started dating in 2020 after her failed relationship with Wizkid.

What is Tiwa Savage's net worth?

As of 2022, Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million which makes her the richest female musician in Nigeria. She’s made that amount from her music career as a singer and songwriter, her awards as well as brand endorsement deals.

Also known as:
Queen of Afrobeats, African Bad Gyal
Real name:
Tiwatope Savage
Occupation:
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Birthday:
5 February 1980
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Zodiac
Birth place:
Isale Eko, Lagos State
Height:
5’5 or 165cm
Children:
Jamil Balogun
Net Worth:
$10 million or 4.2 billion nairas

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Image of Tiwa Savage's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Car, House
Also known as:
Queen of Afrobeats, African Bad Gyal
Real name:
Tiwatope Savage
Occupation:
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Birthday:
5 February 1980
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Zodiac
Birth place:
Isale Eko, Lagos State
Height:
5’5 or 165cm
Children:
Jamil Balogun
Net Worth:
$10 million or 4.2 billion nairas

About

Tiwa Savage is a celebrated musician whose songs “Kele Kele Love” and “Love Me” made her a household name across Africa. Before she made her own music, she was a backup vocalist to some world-renowned singers like Mary J Blige, Andrea Bocelli and Whitney Houston amongst others.

Personal Life

Tiwa Savage whose real name is Tiwatope Savage was born on 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos State Nigeria. 

Tiwa Savage's parents Alhali Savage and Cecilia Savage, relocated to the United Kingdom when she was 11 years old and thus spent her childhood in London where she acquired her secondary education.

She joined the University of Kent where she graduated with a degree in business administration. Tiwa Savage then proceeded to Berklee College in the United States where she obtained a degree in music.  

Tiwa Savage has siblings with reports indicating she has two brothers, Wale Savage and Shola Savage and a sister. However, little is known about them as she’s kept them out of the public eye.

Death Hits Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage's father Prince Olanrewaju passed on in 2021 due to undisclosed reasons. She broke the news through her Instagram page much to overwhelming support from her fans and industry peers. 

Tiwa Savage gave her father a fitting burial in a ceremony that was graced by the who’s and who of the Nollywood industry. 

Tiwa Savage’s Tattoo

In 2021, Tiwa Savage got a sleeve tattoo on her right arm in Beverly Hills California. She was so excited that she shared it with her Instagram fans but did not disclose the meaning or the inspiration behind it.

Tiwa Savage’s Career

Tiwa Savage’s exploits in music began when she was in secondary school. She was part of her school orchestra and played the trombone. 

Her musical ability was evident so much so that at 16 years of age, she was a backup singer to George Michael, a platform that ushered her into the world of professional music. 

Tiwa Savage also worked with A-list celebrities like Chaka Khan, Mary J Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Emma Bunton. 

There was no going back for Tiwa Savage. In 2006, she was a contestant in the British talent show X-Factor but only managed to get to the last 24. 

The following year, Tiwa Savage moved to the United States where she studied professional music at Berklee College and later, in 2009, landed a deal with Sony/ATV Music which saw her work with Fantasia, BabyFace, Mya, Katdeluna and lend her vocals to the late Whitney Houston in her album “I Look To You”.

In 2010 at the age of 30, Tiwa Savage travelled back to Nigeria and launched her solo career. Her first and second singles “Kele Kele Love” and “Love Me” topped the charts across Africa and earned her nominations and fame.

2012 was the year that Tiwa Savage cemented her place in the African music industry. 

She signed for Don Jazzy’s record label Marvin Records where she dropped three successful albums, “Once Upon A Time” (2013), “RED, short form for Romance, Expression and Dance” (2015) & “Sugarcane” (2017).  

In 2019, Tiwa Savage moved on and signed a deal with the record label Universal Music Group which she is affiliated with to date. Under UMG, she’s released one album “Celia” (2020) and an Extended Play (EP) “Water & Garri”.

Tiwa Savage has received numerous nominations and awards for her work. Her album “Once Upon A Time” was nominated for the Best Album of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and the Best R&B/Pop Album at the Headies in the same year. 

“RED" received nominations at the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in the Best Album category.

There was more success for the Nigerian songbird as she signed a deal with Jay-Z’s entertainment agency Roc Nation in 2016. 

This saw her perform at Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival. She’s entertained fans in many other events such as the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela’s 100 in FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, and the 2019 Wireless Festival and was the first female to sell out London’s O2 Arena.

Tiwa Savage’s Acting Career

Tiwa Savage is known more for her music than her acting. That notwithstanding, she’s appeared in a couple of films with her debut being “For Coloured Girls” in 2011. 

She took part in the highly-acclaimed MTV series “Shuga” in which she played the role of Sade Banjo. In 2016, Tiwa Savage made a brief appearance on Funke Akindele’s show Jenifa’s Diary

Tiwa Savage’s Endorsement Deals

Tiwa Savage has over 27 million followers across her social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. 

This makes her attractive to brands and has earned several endorsement deals. She’s partnered with telecommunication giants MTN, soft drink Pepsi, hair product Profectiv MegaGrowth, and chocolate drink Twisco amongst others.

Tiwa Savage’s Relationships

Is Tiwa Savage Married?

Tiwa Savage was married to her now ex-husband Tunji “Teebillz” Balogun for five years before their marriage collapsed in 2018 after both blamed one another for infidelity. The pair exchanged vows in 2013 in a lavish wedding at the Art in Lekki with another at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. 

Tiwa Savage And WizKid’s Relationship

Tiwa Savage and Wizkd battled rumours that they were in a relationship as they maintained that they were best friends. 

Their string of appearances at different events, music collaborations and sweet messages online only fueled speculations as both were captured in suggestive positions. 

While some opined that they took such extreme measures to promote their music. 

Tiwa Savage's Children

Tiwa Savage has one son from her marriage with Tunji Balogun name Jamil Balogun who was born on 22 July 2015.

Tiwa Savage’s Controversy

Tiwa Savage’s Sex Tape Leak

The internet can be your best friend or your worst enemy. For Tiwa Savage, it turned out to be the latter after a sex video of hers leaked online. 

The music sensation revealed that her current boyfriend who remains unidentified accidentally posted the video on Snapchat. 

Netizens questioned Tiwa Savage for allowing her current boyfriend to film such an intimate moment. 

Speaking about the incident, Tiwa Savage revealed that she’s being blackmailed over the video and maintains she won’t pay those asking for money. 

She further threatened to publish the full video herself and said she isn’t embarrassed for doing something so natural.

Tiwa Savage Loses Endorsement Deals

As Tiwa Savage fought to clear her name, it’s alleged that the sex scandal cost her no fewer than four endorsement deals with Cadbury, Pampers, Globacom, and another unnamed company.

Tiwa Savage Fights Seyi Shay

Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay have a long-running beef that reared its head in public when they met at a Lagos salon. 

Seyi approached the Kele Kele Lover singer with pleasantries only for Tiwa Savage to bitterly recount how she falsely accused her of sleeping with her man and stealing her job. 

Together with Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani, Seyi Shay released a diss track in which they claimed that Tiwa Savage offers her body for money and Tiwa is not about to forget and move on from this.

Tiwa Savage’s Car

For what she has achieved, it’s only fitting that Tiwa Savage rewards herself with cool machines. Tiwa Savage’s car collection includes a Rolls Royce Phantom estimated to cost $455,000, Bentley Bentayga which goes for $160,000, and a Mercedez Benz V-Class that’s priced at 60 million nairas.

Tiwa Savage’s Private Jet

Tiwa Savage has posted pictures in private jets but the big question is done she own one? 

Well, the songstress is the richest female musician in Nigeria and with that, it’s not hard to imagine she is within rich of buying one. 

Some quarters believe that a private jet is a little bit out of her range thus she charters one whenever she needs to. 

Tiwa Savage’s House

Tiwa Savage lives in a multimillion mansion in the luxurious estate in Lekki Lagos State. The property is estimated to cost 75 million nairas. Tiwa Savage reportedly owns property in London and might have more than one house in Nigeria. 

Tiwa Savage’s Net Worth

As of 2022, Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million or 4.2 billion nairas which makes her the richest female musician in Nigeria. She’s made that amount from her music career as a singer and songwriter, her awards as well as brand endorsement deals.

Social Media

Tiwa Savage’s Instagram: @TiwaSavage 

Tiwa Savage’s Twitter: @TiwaSavage 

Tiwa Savage’s Facebook: Tiwa Savage 

Tiwa Savage YouTube: Tiwa Savage 

Awards & Recognition

Tiwa Savage has won just about any major award there is to be won in the Nigerian music industry. 

Despite that, Tiwa Savage hasn’t won a Grammy despite a nomination for the “Everyday Life” Album, which she worked on with Cold Play, in the Album of the Year category. 

2020: Africa Video of the Year at the SoundCity MVP Awards

2017/2019: Best Female in West Africa at the AFRIMMA

2018: Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards

2015: Best Collabo Song at the COSON Song Awards

2014: Best Reggae/Dancehall Single Award at The Headies

2014: Most Gifted Female at the Channel O Music Video Awards

2014: Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards

2014: Female Musician of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards

2014: Best Female in West Africa at the African Musik Magazine Awards

2012: Best High Life at the Nigeria Music Video Awards

2012: Best Female Vocal Performance at The Headies

2012: Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year at the Channel O Music Video Award

2011: Most Promising Act at the Dynamic All Youth Awards

2011: Most Stylish Female Artist at the FAB Magazine Awards

2011: Best R&B Soul Song at the Afrotainement Museke Online Music Awards

Q&A

Who is Tiwa Savage?

Tiwa Savage is a celebrated musician whose songs “Kele Kele Love” and “Love Me” made her a household name across Africa. Before she made her own music, she was a backup vocalist to some world-renowned singers like Mary J Blige, Andrea Bocelli and Whitney Houston amongst others.

How old is Tiwa Savage?

Born on 5 February 1980, Tiwa Savage’s age is 42.

How tall is Tiwa Savage?

Tiwa Savage’s height is reported to be 5’5 or 165cm.

From which state is Tiwa Savage?

Tiwa Savage was born on 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos State Nigeria.

Who is Tiwa Savage’s husband?

Tiwa Savage was married to her now ex-husband Tunji “Teebillz” Balogun for five years before their marriage collapsed in 2018 after both blamed one another for infidelity. The pair exchanged vows in 2013 in a lavish wedding at the Art in Lekki with another at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. 

Who is the father of Tiwa Savage’s son?

Tiwa Savage has one son from her marriage with Tunji Balogun name Jamil Balogun who was born on 22 July 2015.

How old is Tiwa Savage’s son?

Tiwa Savage’s son Jamil Balogun was born on 22 July 2015. He will turn seven years old in 2022.

Who is Tiwa Savage’s new boyfriend?

Reports suggest that Tiwa Savage's current boyfriend is Naira Marley whom she started dating in 2020 after her failed relationship with Wizkid.

What is Tiwa Savage's net worth?

As of 2022, Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million which makes her the richest female musician in Nigeria. She’s made that amount from her music career as a singer and songwriter, her awards as well as brand endorsement deals.