Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian music artist, performer, songwriter, as well as an actress. She has signed recording and songwriting deals with some music companies including, Marvin Records (2012) and currently with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
In June 2016, Savage confirmed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation via her social media page. Her soft voice and ability to incorporate the Nigerian dialect in most of her songs gained her tremendous popularity.
Tiwatope Savage was born 5 February 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. She was 11 years old when her parent migrated to the United Kingdom then proceeded to the United States. This granted her the opportunity to grow up and experience a multicultural setting.
Her love for music started at a young age. While attending high school, Tiwa Savage was a trombone player in her school’s orchestra band. Although she didn’t pick up music right after graduating with a degree in Business administration from the University of Kent, she never stopped dreaming of becoming a big star someday. Savage started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland. But she engaged in musical activities and lent vocals to notable musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, etc. She also performed on stage with artists like 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Destiny’s Child and many others.
To bolster her passion for the entertainment industry, Savage enrolled at Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in professional music at the age of 27. According to her, the drive and passion of the younger students she attended classes with, motivated her.