Tiwa Savage Shares Inside Secrets About Her Song With Sam Smith And Her Album

She Say's She Never Thought He Would Agree To Sing With Her

By  | Aug 27, 2020, 10:58 AM  | Tiwa Savage  | Top of The

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Nigerian music sensation, Tiwa Savage, has left many Nigerian music lovers excited about her soon to be released album, titled "Celia". She recently gave fans a taste of the album when she released, Temptation, a track of the album featuring British singer, Sam Smith.
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Tiwa revealed that she did not think the collaboration was ever going to be possible even though she expressed to her manager she would love to feature the singer on a track. However, 6 months later, her wish came true and for Tiwa, this changed the face of the project. She said:
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"When I walked in because we had a recording session with… We had nine rooms in a hotel and I had different pieces of writing, and I walked into this particular room and I heard this record, and I heard the chorus, and I was just like, “This song is so special.” I sat with it for days just trying to get the perfect topline. And we did everything, and my label is like, “Which songs do you want to do a feature on?” And I said, “There is this one song that I hear an artist on,” and they were like, “Who is it?” I’m like, “I hear Sam Smith.” But I know that’s never going to happen. So, that’s it. We just walked away from it. I promise you, I wasn’t even thinking that anything was going to happen.
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Literally, I think maybe six months later, my manager calls me and my manager’s like, “Sam is going to do the record.” I said, “Sam who? What are you talking about?” Even still, I was just like, no, this is impossible. Five days later, she calls me and she pulls a Khaled on me. She says, “The vocals are in.” I opened my email, I heard it, and I literally had goosebumps, because we don’t know how amazing Sam is. I was like, wow, this is incredible. And it just changed the whole face of the project.
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Do you know what I mean? Because this is really happening for afrobeat, not even just with Tiwa." Sam Smith who promoted the song on his Instagram page, expressed he had so much fun working on the song with her. The singer in his caption thanked Tiwa for the opportunity and revealed he looked forward to the day they'll be 'dancing and singing this together, cocktail in hand'.
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Tiwa in another post spoke about the inspiration behind the album cover and why she named it after her mother. According to the singer, the Ludo-inspired design came from the actual game which taught her that one has to keep moving to succeed in life. She revealed that she named the album after her mum who has inspired her and is the 'strongest woman she knows'.
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