WATCH: Tiwa Savage Reflects On Broke & Homeless Past

I Have Experinced Being Homeless Before!

By  | Sep 07, 2020, 09:54 AM  | Tiwa Savage   | Drama

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You'd never believe it now, but there was once a time Tiwa Savage was broke and homeless...

She may live in the lap of luxury now; with holidays abroad, designer clothes , a collection of luxury mansions and vehicles and her superstar status, but 20 years ago, Tiwa's life was anything but fancy.

The award-winning Naija singer reflected on her humble beginnings over the weekend at a party celebrating her acclaimed new album Celia.

An emotional Tiwa opened up about living in a shelter for drug addicts and abused women and not being able to afford to buy herself a decent meal.

She said; “I think I was 22 and we were in New York. I was living in Bed-Stuy, kind of like a shelter. A lot of people didn’t know this. I was in a shelter for women that had drug abuse problems. I just graduated from school..., I couldn’t work

And Tiwa reflects on an embarrassing ordeal where she met up with a friend, but couldn't afford to buy any food.

“I remember she was looking at me and asked, ‘What are you ordering?’. And I was just lying that I was not really hungry. And then she just started asking me, ‘Are you sure?’ And then I just started crying. ...and said, ‘I don’t have money'".

Tiwa also urged her guests to never give up on their dreams in her inspirational speech

"If I gave up five years ago, I wouldn't be telling this story....Please don't let time rob you of your joy, even if you haven't made it yet.... in God's time".

Watch the tear-jerking video below;

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