Tiwatope Savage (born 5 February 1980), professionally known as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. She currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012.She also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016. She co-wrote the track “Collard Greens & Cornbread” off Fantasia Barrino’s Grammy-nominated album, Back to Me. Savage was featured on Solar Plexus, a compilation album released by Mavin Records. Her debut studio album Once Upon a Time was released on 3 July 2013.
Tiwa Savage has numerous award winning songs and collaborations under her belt. Her debut album, ‘Once Upon a Time’ was released in 2013, with the popular single Eminado, featuring Don Jazzy. She dropped her sophomore body of works titled ‘R.E.D’ on 19 December 2015. The album features guest appearances from Don Jazzy, Olamide, Dr Sid, Iceberg Slim, 2face Idibia, D’Prince, Reekado Banks and Jamaican prolific dancehall reggae artiste, Busy Signal.
In June 2016, the ‘Mavin First Lady’ (a title Tiwa earned after being signed to Mavin Records) inked a management and publishing deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.
Tiwa has won loads of awards including a City People Entertainment Award for ‘Female Musician of the Year’ in 2011, ‘Best R&B Soul Song’ for Kele Kele Love at the Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards, ‘Most Stylish Female Artiste’ at the FAB Magazine Awards and ‘Most Promising Act’ at the Dynamix Youth Awards. Ms. Savage was nominated for more awards following the success of her second single ‘Love Me 3x’ including ‘Most Gifted Female Video’ at the Channel O Music Awards, Female Musician of the Year and Song of the year for ‘Love me 3x’ at the TUSH Youth Awards, ‘Next Rated’ at the 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards and the Best Highlife track for in the Nigerian Music Video Awards, 2013, Best Female at the 2014 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) among others.
Her endorsements include multi-million-naira deals with PEPSI, MTN and FORTE OIL.
The beautiful songstress, who has enjoyed an upward trajectory career, has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.