The Mavin records first lady & Mother of one, Tiwa Savage, is 36 years today, February, 5
Beneath are 36 amazing facts you probably didn’t know about the Mavin Star.
1. Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and actress.
2. Her birth name is Tiwatope Savage-Balogun
3. Tiwa was born on February 5, 1980.
4. She hails from Isale Eko in Lagos Island.
5. Tiwa Savage was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
6. Her family relocated to UK from Nigeria when
she was 11 years old.
7. They later moved from the United Kingdom to the United States.
8. She studied Business Administration from the University of Kent.
9. Tiwa Savage once worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland.
10. She also attended the Berklee College of Music where she earned a professional degree in Music.
11. In 2006 while attending music school, she was a participant in the UK edition of The X-Factor where she only managed to make it into the final 24.
12. She has written songs for international musicians like Babyface, Kat Deluna, Monica and Fantasia.
13. Savage wrote Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah”, featuring Snoop Dogg, and Kat Deluna’s “Push Push”, featuring Akon and David Guetta.
14. She was a background vocalist from a few major acts like Mary J. Blige, Sting, George Micheal, Kelly Clarkson and even Spice girls.
15. She has performed on stage with Sting, 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams and Destiny’s Child, to name a few.
16. She co-founded 323 Entertainment with her manager, Tunji ‘Teeblillz’ Balogun.
17. She is currently signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mavin Records.
18. Her debut single is “Kele Kele Love”.
19. She has two albums to her credit.
20. Her first album was ‘Once Upon a Time’ (2013) and the 2nd album – R.E.D (2015).
21. Tiwa’s Album ONCE UPON A TIME has 19 songs + 2 bonus track.
22. Savage named the album Once Upon a Time in order to portray the positive stories about her life.
23. Her second album – R.E.D (Romance, Expression, Dance) has 16 tracks.
24. She was also a part of Mavin’s compilation album, ‘Solar Plexus’.
25. In June 2014, Savage collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, and Davido on a song for DSTV’s Africa Rising campaign,
26. As an actress, she played the role of a club owner in popular television series, Shuga
27. The singer has also acted alongside Joke Silva, Dolapo Oni and Ireti Doyle in the stage play, ‘For Coloured Girls’.
28. In July 2013, Savage signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria allegedly worth N30 million.
29. Tiwa Savage is also brand ambassador for Pepsi, Forte Oil and Pampers.
30. She got married to her manager and best friend, Tunji ‘Teeblillz’ Balogun on April 26, 2014.
31. On 23 November 2013, Savage and Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki.
32. Their wedding ceremony was held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai on 26 April 2014.
33. She welcomed her first child on July 22, 2015.
34. Her son is Jamil, was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
35. Keeping in touch with her fans is one of her core priority.
36. She speaks a little French and has never been to India.