Tiwatope Savage, also known as Tiwa Savage or mummy Jam Jam, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko and moved to London when she was 11 years old to attend secondary school. She began singing background vocals for American artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Tiwa Savege Biography
Real name Tiwatope Savage, Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian afropop & afrobeats superstar, songwriter, actress, and brand ambassador. She is the first female African artiste to headline a show at ‘Indigo at The O2’ arena in London, which had tickets sold out hours before the event.
Tiwa Savage is also the first female African artiste to win the ‘Best African Act’ award at the 2018 Europe Music Video Awards, beating Davido, and three others. In 2014, she became the first female Nigerian artiste to be nominated in the ‘Best African Act’ category of the 2014 BET awards.
Tiwa Savage has also provided backup vocals for international artists such as British singer and songwriter George Michael, American R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, Ms Dynamite, and Emma Bunton. The former Marvin Records first lady is now signed to Universal Motown Capital Island.
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Tiwa Savage Profile
|Real name||Tiwatope Savage|
|Date of birth||5 February 1980|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Net worth||₦5 Billion|
Tiwa Savage Age
The ‘Somebody’s Son‘ singer is currently 43 years of age and will be 44 in February, 2024
Tiwa Savage Date Of Birth.
Tiwa Savage was born on Tuesday, February 5th, 1980.
Tiwa Savage Hometown
Tiwatope Savage was born to Mr Savage and Madam Cecilia Savage in Isale Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage Early Life
On July 19th, 2021, Tiwa’s father, Mr Savage, sadly passed on after battling an undisclosed illness for a couple of years.
Her mother, Cecilia, who was once accused as a witch by her son-in-law Tunji Teebliz Balogun, is still alive and kicking.
The ‘Somebody’s Son’ singer has two brothers and one sister.
Tiwa Savage— who was born into a wealthy family — hails from the Yoruba ethnic group in Lagos, Nigeria. At age 11 (in the year 1991), she relocated from Nigeria to London for her secondary school education.
Did Wizkid Date Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage has been linked to Nigeria’s starboy, Wizkid, following her divorce from her husband TeeBillz.
Wizkid’s ‘Fever’ music video, which featured Tiwa Savage, fueled speculation that the two superstars were dating.
The release of Wizkid’s music video “Fever” in 2018 set social media ablaze.
Wizkid wrote on his Instagram page after the release of ‘Fever,’ which surpassed 1 million views on YouTube in 24 hours:
“This one is special to me. Made a movie with my best friend.”
Similarly, Tiwa Savage @tiwasavage wrote,
“Love you Starboy. Best friends till the end.”
Wadding into the whole controversy, Tiwa’s estranged husband Teebillz said, Wizkid, being his little brother, would not disrespect him by wanting to have an affair with his former wife.
However, both Tiwa and Wizkid have dismissed the rumour of dating each other.
Was Tiwa Savage A Backup Singer For Beyonce
Tiwatope Savage who goes by the stage name Tiwa savage began her music career as a backup vocalist for Legendary artistes such as George Michael, Beyonce and Mary J. Blige, five years after she graduated from the University of Kent.
Tiwa Savage has got a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and had working the in bank before moving fully into music.
The 41 year old had also participated in the UK Edition of The X Factor. During her early years in the Nigerian music industry, her talent was recognised by top music producer Don jazzy who signed her to then record label Mavins Record. She also signed a publishing deal with top record label Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009.
Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, she returned back to Nigeria where she got signed with Mavins Records in 2012. She made her first appearance on the label’s 2012 compilation album, Solar Plexus.
Tiwa got married to her former manager Tunji ‘Tee Billz’ Balogun on 23rd November, 2013 at the Ark in Lekki, Lagos with the white wedding held in Dubai.
It didn’t take long before the couple announced that they were expectant on 1st January, 2016. Tiwa gave birth to her son, Jamil Balogun. But as things would happen, TeeBillz accused his wife of Infidelity and witchcraft which led to them parting ways.
This really affected Tiwa at the time, but she went on to forge ahead in her career and make sure she provided for when son.
How Tall Is Tiwa Savage
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters-1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’5”
Tiwa Savage Husband
Tunji ‘Teebillz’ Balogun, Son Jamil Balogun, Marriage. Tiwa Savage is currently not married. She was previously married to her former manager, Teebillz whose real name is Tunji Balogun.
On November 23rd, 2013, Teebillz and Tiwa hosted their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
On April 26th, 2014, the couple had their expensive white wedding held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai, which had friends, families, and relatives in attendance.
On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, Tiwa Savage and Teebillz welcomed their first child (son), named Jamil Balogun.
Tiwa Savage And Husband Tunji Balogun Divorce
Teebillz first accused his wife, Tiwa Savage, of infidelity and his mother-in-law of witchcraft on April 28th, 2016.
Tiwa Savage, who refused to accept anything from her husband, went all out in a 45-minute interview with ‘This Day’ newspaper and Pulse Nigeria to debunk her husband’s infidelity claims, accusing him of financial irresponsibility, drug addiction, and abandonment.
Following the back-and-forth infidelity accusations, the two lovebirds decided to divorce amicably in 2018.
Tiwa Savage Beef With Seyi Shay
On June 8th, 2021, Tiwa Savage got herself engaged in a skirmish with her Nigerian counterpart, Seyi Shay at an upscale saloon in highbrow Lekki, Lagos.
In a short video which went viral, Tiwa Savage was seen taking an exception to Seyi Shay‘s greeting.
They both continued their feud by exchanging words and raining curses on each other.
It was reported by Premium Times that in 2017, Seyi Shay had recorded a diss track, calling Tiwa several names by using derogatory words — which probably started the feud.
Tiwa Savage Nude
On Friday, October 8th, 2021, the queen of afrobeats hinted of a blackmailer who was possibly going to leak her sex tape as she was not ready to pay anything in an interview with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 radio station in New York.
She told Angie:
“I was driving yesterday when my road manager texted me and told me to check my phone. So I checked it out and thought, ‘Wow! ‘Where did you get this?’ The video was sent to him, and it’s a recording of me and the person I’m currently dating. When I got off the phone, the first thing I did was send it to my manager and ask what we should do. Now the individual is requesting money. “The person I’m dating is also insane.”
On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, her sex tape with her lover was leaked, and it quickly became the number one video on YouTube.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth
According to Forbes, Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $9million. As an icon and one of Nigeria’s giants in music, Tiwa earns a lot from endorsement deals with the likes of Pepsi, Forte Oil, Maggi, and M.T.N., all which is worth about 30million Naira.
According to Forbes, Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be $9million.
As an icon and one of Nigeria’s giants in music, Tiwa earns a lot from endorsement deals with the likes of Pepsi, Forte Oil, Maggi, and M.T.N., all which is worth about 30million Naira.
Tiwa Savage Houses
In 2017, Tiwa Savage first announced to the whole world on her Instagram page that she had aquired a house in Lekki, Lagos.
Her beautiful mansion is reportedly worth 75million Naira in the Nigerian currency.
In October, 2021, shortly after her sex tape with her partner was leaked, Tiwa Savage announced in a post on her Instagram Story that she got a luxurious house in Lagos by the kind courtesy of real estate giant, Sujimoto.
She shared the story with the caption: “Buying bags is cute, but that @sujimoto81 real estate though. E choke.”
However, a blogger identified as Trapselena, has alleged that Tiwa Savage intentionally sold her sex tape to acquire the mansion and the expensive wristwatch.
Tiwa Savage Cars
The hitmaker has quite a lot of expensive and exotic cars to boast of in her garage.
Tiwa Savage is the proud owner of a custom-made Mercedes Benz V class that costs over $83,000.
Other luxurious cars the Nigerian superstar owns include; Red Volkswagen EOS Convertible, Prado SUV, and Toyota Landcruiser.
Tiwa Savage Music Career
Tiwa was a trombone player in her secondary school’s orchestra band in London.
Tiwa Savage began her music career as a backup vocalist for many international artists, including American R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, British singer George Michael, Ms Dynamite, Chaka Khan, Emma Bunton, Blu Cantrell, Kelly Clarkson, and Andrea Bocelli, among others, five years later, at the age of 16.
In 2006, she joined the UK edition of The X Factor, advancing to the final 24. She, however, failed to make it to the final 12 as she was evicted from the competition.
In 2009, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Publishing, allowing her to write songs for international artists like Babyface, Mya, Kat De Luna, Monica, and Fantasia.
Tiwa has been acknowledged and received songwriting credits for her contribution to Monica’s soul-tinged ballad, ‘Catch Me’.
Again in 2009, she also performed background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album, “I Look to You” (2009).
In 2010, her collaboration with former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino on the song, “Collard Greens & Cornbread”, earned the American R&B star a nomination at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Tiwa Savage wrote Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah”, featuring Snoop Dogg, and Deluna’s “Push Push” which featured Akon.
In December, 2011, Tiwa co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol with IllRymz.
In 2012, Tiwatope Savage relocated to her roots in Nigeria after felt inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, and joined Marvin Records — where she made her first appearance on the label’s 2012 compilation album titled, Solar Plexus.
Before she joined Marvin Records, Tiwa Savage, together with her former manager and husband Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun, had established their own record label known as 323 Entertainment record label.
On July 3rd, 2013, she released her debut studio titled ‘Once Upon a Time’, which comprised of seven hit singles: “Kele Kele Love”, “Love Me (3x)”, “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado”.
Her ‘Once Upon a Time’ album was nominated for ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and also ‘Best R&B/Pop Album’ at The Headies 2014.
In December, 2013, she co-hosted the Headies 2013 with Dr Sid at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
On December 19th, 2015, Tiwa released her second studio album titled, ‘R.E.D’ — an acronym for Romance, Expression, and Dance — which produced hits like “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation”.
Tiwa Savage was then pregnant with her son, Jamil Balogun, during the recording of the R.E.D album.
In June, 2016, she announced on her Instagram page of a new management and publishing deal she had signed with Roc Nation, making her the first Nigerian artist to be signed to the label.
On September 22nd, 2017, she released her debut EP with the title, ‘Sugarcane’, which was nominated for ‘Best Album of The Year’ at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In November, 2018, Tiwa Savage made history as the first female African to win the ‘Best African Act’ award at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, beating the likes of Davido, Fally Ipupa, Destruction Boyz, Nyashinski, and Shekhinah.
On May 2nd, 2019, Universal Music Group announced the signing of Tiwa Savage to a seven-year publishing and distribution deal, making her exit Marvin Records as the first lady of the record label.
In July 2019, Savage was featured on “Keys to the Kingdom” — a track she co-wrote for Beyoncé’s soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. She performed on the track alongside Mr Eazi.
In 2019, she performed background vocals on “Èkó” — a slow-burning ballad from Coldplay’s eighth studio album titled, Everyday Life.
On August 18th, 2020, Tiwa Savage released the track list for her album titled, Celia, announcing the official release of the album on August 28th, 2020.
Tiwa Savage Albums
- Once Upon a Time (2013)
- R.E.D (2015)
- Sugarcane EP (2017)
- Celia (2020)
- Water & Gari EP (2021)
Tiwa Savage Genre Of Music
Tiwa Savage sings in both English and Yoruba, and the genres of music she does include Afrobeats, R&B, pop, and hip-hop.
Tiwa Savage Acting Career, Movies
In 2011, Tiwa Savage launched her acting career, making her film debut with Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle in the stage adaptation of, “For Coloured Girls”.
She also played role of Sade Banjo in the season 3 of Shuga — an MTV television drama series.
Tiwa Savage Philanthropy, Donations, Charity
Tiwa has, over the years, used her status to organize campaigns to create awareness about breast cancer screening projects in her home country, Nigeria.
She has also held several fundraising projects to build new schools in her hometown.
In June, 2014, Tiwa Savage collaborated with the likes of Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Lola Rae, and Mi Casa to produce a charity song titled, “Africa Rising” — which was a song for DStv‘s campaign of the same name (Africa Rising).
The campaign by the DSTV company was created to inspire young Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects.
Tiwa Savage Endorsement Deals, Ambassadorial Roles
In July, 2013, Tiwa Savage signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria which was reportedly worth ₦30 million.
The ‘Standing Ovation’ singer also has endorsement deals with giants like Pepsi, Forte Oil, and Maggi.
Tiwa Savage Awards, Nominations, Honours
Tiwa Savage has a tall list of awards and nominations which has separately been published here.
Tiwa Savage Instagram
@tiwasavage or https://www.instagram.com/tiwasavage/
Tiwa Savage Tiktok
@tiwasavage or https://www.tiktok.com/@tiwasavage
Tiwa Savage Twitter
@Tiwasavage or https://twitter.com/TiwaSavage
Tiwa Savage Facebook
@tiwasavage or https://www.facebook.com/tiwasavage
Tiwa Savage Sex Tape
Tiwa Savage, an Afrobeat singer, has spoken out about being extorted over a sex tape. During an interview with Power105, the “somebody son go find me one day” singer explained how she was leaving a radio station when she received a message from her road manager demanding she check her phone for a video.
Tiwa Savage revealed that when she checked her phone, she was shocked at the content of the video, which was a sex tape of her and the person she was currently dating.
Tiwa Savage Leaked Video
Tiwa Savage Leaked Pictures
Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian singer, gave fans a peek at her private parts as she stepped out in questionable see-through attire. The mother of one recently went braless while attending an event and posted sexy photos and videos to her Instagram account.
She wasn’t wearing a bra, so the strapless, partially transparent dress highlighted her nipple.
In the less than 20 hours since she posted the photos and video online, she has received over 7,000 comments and over 300,000 likes.
Fans and followers of the singer of “Somebody’s Son” had varying reactions to her. Some praised her appearance and commented on how well she embodied it, while others criticized her.