Tiwa is one of the richest female musicians and precisely the richest female musician in Nigeria. Tiwatope Savage-Balogun who goes by the stage name Tiwa Savage was born February 5th, 1980.
She is a songwriter, actress, recording artist, and stage performer. She is among the artist signed up to Marvin Records, the richest entertainment label in Nigeria. She is also known as the Marvin first lady. Also, she is signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Some of the characters that her stand out include her scintillating stage performance, romantic vocals and mostly her consistency.
She spent some part of her life in the UK, where she became a songwriter. She majors in Afro-pop, R&B and soul music. She is married to Teebillz who is also her manager.
Brief life history:
She hails from Isale Eko in Lagos island while she was born in Ikeja. Having relocated to London with her family at age 11, she later moved over to us where she learned and was exposed to music and songwriting. This was precisely at the Berkeley college of music Massachusetts United States. However, she studied business admin from the University of Kent.
Having worked with the likes of Mary y. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Chaka khan, and George Michael while in high school. She learned most of the music basics that helped her in her music career.
Also, she competited in the UK X-Factor in 2006 but dropped out at number 24, failing to make the top 12 however this taught and exposed her a lot and she moved on
Later in 2009, she signed a huge deal with Sony/ATV music which afforded her opportunity to work with an artist like Babby face Fantasia Barrino Kat Deluno. One of her collaborations, the one with Fantasia about the song “Collard Greens Corn Beard” brought top reviews from music critics and won Fantasia Barrino a Grammy nomination award.
As a songwriter, she has written lots of songs for American music artists. No doubt her time in the US afforded her that. Popular among them are “Push Push” by Kat Deluna featuring Akon and David Guetta, “I look to you” by Whitney Houston where she did some background vocals.
323 Entertainment/ Mavins Record
Together with her manager Teebillz, she started her own record label known as 323 entertainment. However soon after she joined the Mavins records with her manager who later became her home husband working with Donjazzy. In 2013, July 3 precisely, she launched her first album called “once upon a time” this album took her 3 years to be perfected having encountered lots of hitches and setbacks during that time
According to her, the album “once upon a time” was to inspire upcoming musicians and artists like her to never give up in light of setbacks and hitches. Since then she has produced albums such as solar plexus, R.E.D in 2015
Awards and Nominations
Tiwa Savage career is decorated with lots of awards and Nominations. As you know, that is not far fetched. Some of them are
MTV Africa Music Award
“The Headies Award. (She has been a recipient 2 times
Channel O Music Video Awards
FAB Magazine Awards
World Music Award
Afrotainment Muskeke Online Music Awards
Dynamic All Youths Awards
Nigerian Music Video Awards
Tush Youth Awards
Two City People Entertainment Awards.
Currently, Tiwa Savage net worth is estimated at $ 5 million dollars. She also has lots of endorsements deals such as with MTN Telecom and Konga where she takes in 30 million nairas and 20 million nairas respectively.
Internationally, she is an ambassador for Pepsi, Forte Oil, Maggi Cubes and Pampers. In all these, she takes in million of money from these endorsements.
She performs in shows on a daily basis and makes over 3 million nairas per show.
It is no doubt that Tiwa Savage (Marvin’s first lady is the richest female musician and artists. She has generated lots of Awards and endorsements more than any female musician in Nigeria.