Tiwatope Savage, known under the stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter. She is currently signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mavin Records. She co-wrote the track “Collard greens and Cornbread” on Fantasia Barrino’s Grammy-nominated album Back to Me.Savage is signed to SONY USA Record Label.
Early life, career beginnings and songwriting
Tiwa Savage was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Singer/songwriter signed to Sony USA record label. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007 and has since then been working with music producers in the industry. Tiwa began her music in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Sting, George Michael, Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls. She participated in the X-Factor, reaching the top 24.
Savage wrote Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah,” Kat Deluna’s “Push Push”, Fantasia’s “Collard Greens & Cornbread,” and performed background vocal credit on Whitney Houston’s album I Look to You.
She featured in a song called “Oyi by Flavour.”
2010-present: Ti Wa O Ni Baje
On the business end Tiwa set her own 323 imprint with entrepreneur Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun and currently signed to Sony ATV as a songwriter.Savage will embark on a solo career and will release her debut album in late 2012. She has also collaborated with Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige), Warren “Oak” Felder (Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez), and producer So Sick (Da Grin) just to name a few, on her debut. Weaving an eclectic collision of influences on her record, the Nigerian native says her album will blend “songs in my native language Yoruba and some straight up R&B soulful pop records.”
Tiwa Savage owns her own record label, 323 Music Entertainment, with partner TJ. In July 2013 Tiwa released her debut album ”Once Upon a Time” . proior to the album she released the singles Love Me (3x) and Kele Kele Love, which were both sung partly in English and Yoruba, her native language. On February 5th 2013, Tiwa Savage got engaged to her long time business partner Tee Billz.
Below are two albums taken from her album ”Once Upon a Time”