Tiwa savage biography and net worth 2021


 Tiwatope Savage popularly known by her stage name Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Born 5th February 1980 in Isale Eko, before relocating to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education.

Tiwa Savage is a musician, songwriter and actress. She is one of the top Nigerian female artistes with great influence and vibe. Overtime, she has won several awards. She’s celebrated all over the world and her style of music is a mix of Afropop, Soul and R&B.


After relocating to London, she attended University of Kent, England and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. She also holds a professional music degree from Berklee College of Music, Boston.

Prior to her graduation, she competed on The X Factor (U.K.) during series three and made it to the final 24. During the next couple years, Savage raised her stock with additional background work, such as an appearance on Whitney Houston‘s I Look to You (2009), and the landing of songwriting credits on a handful of albums, including Fantasia‘s Grammy-nominated Back to Me.

Tiwa savage got married to Tunji Balogun A.K.A ‘Tee Billz’ in 2014 in Dubai. They are blessed with a son, Jamil Balogun. However, due to unresolved marital challenges, they got divorced.

Music Career

While in high school, Tiwa played trombone instrument for her school’s orchestral band. Thereafter, at age 16, she did backup vocals for George Michael. Not only that, she also did lent vocals to the likes of Mary J Blige,
Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Chaka Khan, Kelly Clarkson, Ms Dynamite and Andrea Bocelli, to mention a few.

As a matter of fact, Tiwa has performed on stage with high profile musicians like 50cent, Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, and Destiny’s Child.

When Tiwa decided to extend her music career into Nigeria, she was criticised and discouraged by people who think she cannot compete with the likes of Tuface and Wizkid who were the stars then. Inspite of that, she was determined to give it a shot. Afterwards, she released her first single, ‘Kele Kele Love’ which was widely accepted and gained global recognition.

Tiwa Savage started recording her first studio album ‘Once Upon A Time’ in 2010. In May 2013, she organized an album listening party at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi. There, she unveiled the track list of ‘Once Upon A Time’. However, the album was released on July 3, 2013.

Once Upon A Time was recorded by Mavins Record and 323 Entertainment. It featured guest like Don Jazzy, Leo Wonder, Flavour N’abania, Iceberg Slim, Sarkodie and General Pype. Once Upon A Time contained seven singles and a political song: 

She named the album ‘Once Upon A Time’ to inspire upcoming artists because she was once a little girl in Isale Eko who dreamt of becoming a star.

Tiwa Record Labels

Tiwa established her record label, 323 Entertainment Record with her ex manager and husband,  ‘Tee-billz’ . In 2012, she joined the Don Jazzy led Mavins Record as a recording artist.Afterwards, in 2014, Mavin Records released her first collaborative album, ‘Dorobucci’ which was a big hit.In May, 2019, Tiwa Savage left Mavins Record to join an international record label, Universal Music Group (UMG).

Awards and Nominations

She received her first MOBO Award nomination in the category of Best African Act, and won the prize for Best Female at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. She signed several endorsement deals, and became involved in youth empowerment projects, helping to raise money to build schools in Nigeria. 

  • The Best R&B Soul Song, ‘Kele Kele Love’, Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards, 2012
  • Best R’N’B Single, ‘Love Me’, The Headies, 2012
  • Best Use of Costumes, ‘Without My Heart’, Nigeria Music Video Awards, 2013
  • Channel O Music Video Awards, ‘Without My Heart’, Best Gifted Female Video, 2013
  • Best Use of Costumes, Best Highlife, Best Indigenous Concept and Video of the Year, ‘Ife Wa Gbona’, Nigeria Music Video Awards, 2013
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards, ‘Without My Heart’, Best Collabo, 2013
  • Best Collabo of the Year, ‘Without My Heart’, City People Entertainment Awards, 2013
  • 4Syte TV Music Video Awards, ‘Without My Heart’, Best African Act Video, 2013
  • World’s Best Song and World’s Best Video, World Music Awards, 2014
  • Best Music Video of the Year, ‘Eminado’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • The Best Collabo, ‘Girlie O Remix’, The Headies, 2014
  • Most Gifted Female, ‘Eminado’, Channel O Music Video Awards, 2014
  • The Headies, Best R&B/Pop Album, ‘Once Upon A Time’, 2014
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall, ‘Girlie O’ (Remix), The Headies, 2014
  • Best Album of the Year, ‘Once Upon A Time’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • Hottest Single of the Year, ‘Eminado’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • The Best Vocal Performance (Female), ‘Wanted’, The Headies, 2014
  • Best Love Song ‘My Darlin’, COSON Song Awards, 2015
  • Best Collabo Song, ‘Girlie O (Remix)’, COSON Song Awards, 2015
  • The Best Female Artist, ‘Wanted’, ELOY Awards, 2015
  • African Video of the Year, Best African Female Video and Best West African Video ‘Bad’ WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards, 2016

And so much more….

Tiwa savage Networth

Tiwa Savage is currently one of the Richest and the most influential artist in Nigeria, With an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.

Tiwa Savage has several cars, mansions and assets to her name, some of which include;

Tiwa Savage Cars

  • Mercedes Benz V-Class

The Mercedes Benz V-Class is one of the less famous cars owned by Tiwa Savage.

There are only a few photos which she has taken with this car.

However, we have managed to find out that the car belongs to her.

  • Rolls Royce Phantom

This car is said to be worth $450,000.

It is one of the most expensive cars in her garage.

She actually purchased this car in 2013.

However, it still remains one of her best cars till date.

  • Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley Bentayga is another expensive beautiful car owned by Tiwa Savage.

This car is said to be worth about $160,000.

Tiwa Savage Houses

Tiwa Savage owns a mansion at Heaven homes, Richmond Estates in Lekki.

It was said that she bought this mansion N75 Million Naira.

Aside from this mansion, Tiwa Savage owns a couple of other mansions which might be well hidden from the public

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