Tiwa Savage

Claim this page
Updated: Oct 26, 2021

Tiwatope Savage was born on February 5, 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos State. At the age of 11, she relocated to London with her family. Tiwa had a passion for music at a young age; she was a trombone player for her secondary school orchestra band.

She began her music career doing backup vocals for an English singer, George Michael and lent vocals to other musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Ms. Dynamite, amongst others.

The talented musician graduated from the University of Kent, with a degree in accounting. Afterward, she got a job at the Royal Bank of Scotland, but never left her dream of becoming a professioner musician. Savage enrolled at Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in professional music in 2007, at the age of 27.

Tiwa Savage participated in the UK edition of The X Factor in 2006. She made it to the final 24 but didn’t make it to the live shows. In 2009, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Company and in 2012, she moved into the new record label of Don Jazzy, Mavin Records.



2013 – Once Upon a Time

2015 – R.E.D.

2020 – Celia (Release Date, August 28, 2020)



2020 – Soundcity MVP Awards, African Video of the Year (49-99)

2019 – AFRIMA, Best Female West Africa

2018 – AFRIMA, Best Female West Africa

2018 – MTV Europe Music Awards, Best African Act

2017 – AFRIMA, Best Female West Africa

2016 – COSON Song Awards, Best Collabo Song (Girlie O Remix)

2014 – The HEADIES, Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (Girlie O Remix, Patoranking Featuring Tiwa Savage)

2014 – Channel O Music Video Awards, Most Gifted Female (Eminado ft Don Jazzy)

2014 – Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Female Artist of the Year

                                                                        Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year

2014 – African Muzik Magazine Awards, Best Female West Africa

2014 – City People Entertainment Awards, Musician of the Year (Female)

2014 – MTV Africa Music Awards, Best Female

2012 – Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA), Best Highlife (Ife Wa Gbona)

2012 – The Headies, Best Vocal Performance (Female) (Love Me 3x)

2012 – Channel O Music Video Awards, Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year (Oyi remix, Flavour ft Tiwa Savage)

2011 – City People Entertainment Awards, Female Musician of the Year

2011 – Afrotainment Museke Awards, Best R&B Soul Song (Kele Kele)

2011 – FAB Magazine Awards, Most stylish Female Artiste

2011 – Dynamix All Youth Awards, Most Promising Act



Tiwa Savage had a traditional marriage with Tunji ‘Tee Billz’ Balogun on November 23, 2013. Their white wedding was held on April 26, 2014. Her son, Jamil Balogun was born in June, 2015.

On April 28, 2016, Balogun accused Tiwa of infidelity and her family members of witchcraft. Savage later revealed that Balogun had a serious drug issue, was financially reckless and their marriage had been over for a while.

Continue Reading


News about Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage Encourages Women To Date Men Willing to Spend Lavishly

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has offered advice to single women, suggesting that they consider dating...

I Was Nervous — Tiwa Savage On Performing At King Charles’ Coronation [Video]

Award-winning singer Tiwa Savage recently opened up about her performance at the historic coronation...

Blackface Naija Wants Collaboration With Tiwa Savage

Veteran Nigerian singer and songwriter, Blackface Naija has publicly expressed his desire to co...

Tiwa Savage Unleashes ‘Pick Up’ Music Video

Hours after she released her latest track ‘Pick Up’, Afrobeats star Tiwa Savage has now ...

Tiwa Savage Samples 9ice’s ‘No Be Mistake’ On ‘Pick Up’

Renowned Afrobeats queen Tiwa Savage has unveiled her highly-anticipated track titled ‘Pick Up...

Tiwa Savage Went To Dinner By Herself And She Is Loving It!

In a recent update on her Instagram story, renowned Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage shared her newfound ...

Fuel Scarcity: Tiwa Savage Narrates Challenges Faced Upon Return To Nigeria

Afrobeats star Tiwa Savage, shortly after returning to Nigeria, has expressed the challenges she enc...

Watch How Tiwa Savage's Son Reacted When She Corrected Him [Video]

Singer Tiwa Savage has taken to social media to post a video of her son Jamil yelling at her fo...

I Will Lick Tiwa If Given The Chance — Nedu [Video]

Nedu Wazobia says he will lick Tiwa Savage's privates if he has the chance to do so. ...

Bella Shmurda Releases ‘NSV’ Music Video Ft. Tiwa Savage

Dangbana Republik singer Bella Shmurda has released the official music video of his latest single &l...

Tiwa Savage’s New Single Is Coming Soon

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has announced that her new single ‘Pick Up’ will be out soon...

Ten Prominent Nigerians Who Drummed Support For Hilda Baci's Guinness World Record Quest

Nigerians despite their social background (elite and non-elite) have always supported one another wh...

AUDIO+LYRICS: Bella Shmurda Joins Forces With Tiwa Savage For ‘NSV’

Bella Shmurda and Tiwa Savage have joined forces to produce a new captivating single titled ‘N...

Ten Richest Female Musicians In Nigeria

Nigerian female musicians can go head-to-head with their male counterparts both in terms of riches, ...

Tiwa Savage Travels With 14 Luggage, Says She Needs Private Jet [Video]

Tiwa Savage’s recent travel arrangement caused quite a stir on social media after she shared a...

Tiwa Savage Speaks Following Epic Performance At King Charles' Coronation

Tiwa Savage has spoken following her breathtaking performance during King Charles III's coronati...

Watch Tiwa Savage Dance After Performance At Prince Charles’ Coronation [Video]

Afrobeats queen Tiwa Savage could not contain her excitement after her remarkable performance at Kin...

Watch Tiwa Savage Perform During King Charles' Coronation [Video]

Tiwa Savage gave a memorable performance during King Charles III's coronation ceremony on S...

Tiwa Savage: Four Arraigned In Court For Threatening Singer

On Tuesday, four people were arraigned before a magistrates’ court sitting in Yaba, Lagos...

Rotimi Says Tiwa Savage Is His Cousin [Video]

Rotimi, the Nigerian-American singer and actor, has revealed in a video on his Instagram page that h...

Other Celebrities


Morayo Afolabi-Brown

Morayo Afolabi-Brown is a TV Host


IK Ogbonna

IK Ogbonna is an actor, model, director and TV personality