Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian musician, who has recorded several achievements and earned many awards; let’s explore the facts and figures about Tiwa Savage net worth, career, and lifestyle.
We know her as the first lady of Mavins. Tiwa is a singer, songwriter, actress, and performer, who sings in English and Yoruba. Much respected and loved several music lovers within and outside Nigeria, she’s renowned for her steadfastness, for her dazzling romantic singing style, for her linage, for her adorable beauty, and for her ever-sizzling stage show.
Among many of her songs, she released her version of the National Anthem for Ndani sessions and presented it at the 52nd Nigerian Independence celebration in 2012.
Quick Facts about Tiwa Savage
- Full Name: Tiwatope Savage Balogun
- Nationality: Nigeria
- State of Origin: Isale Eko, Lagos,
- Music genre: Afropop, R&B, and Soul
- Net Worth: $9,000,000.00
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Spouse: Tunji Balogun, also known as Tee Billz (divorced)
Tiwa Savage’s Early Life
She was born on February 5, 1980, as Tiwatope Savage-Balogun in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos Nigeria. She comes from Isale Eko, in the local development council of Lagos Island.
For her elementary education, she attended the Staff School of the University of Lagos. The Savage’s family appears to comprise Tiwa, her mother, her two brothers, and her sister since knowledge about her father is unknown.
Her family moved to the United Kingdom at age 11. Because of relocating from Nigeria to London and then to the United States, she grew up in a multicultural environment. One might say this gives her an edge and makes her more advanced in music than her peers. We can compare to a perfect mix of talent, training, and commitment?
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Savage graduated from secondary school in the UK and was a trombonist in her school’s orchestra during her school years. She earned a degree in business administration from the University of Kent.
At 27, she graduated from Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts, United States of America, with a diploma where she was motivated by the younger students and the atmosphere.
These degree qualifications gave her an edge over others when she to Nigeria and helped her understand the Nigerian music industry.
During high school she played the trombone in her school’s orchestra band. She sang as a backup singer for George Michael and at 16 assisted singers such as Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, and many others.
In 2006, while still a student at Berklee, she took part in the UK X-Factor, but didn’t make it into the last 12 and stayed with the last 24, which was unpleasant news for her but she moved on undiscouraged by the defeat and the challenge of stage fright, with which she struggled with.
In 2009, Sony/ATV Music signed a contract with her. Under this contract she will write for Babyface, Kat DeLuna, Fantasia Barrino, and Monica. In 2010, Fantasia earned a Grammy nomination because she collaborated with Tiwa Savage on the song “Collard Greens & Cornbread”.
Tiwa Savage wrote for many American artists during her stay in the States, including Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah” with Snoop Dogg and Kat DeLuna’s “Push Push” with Akon and David Guetta.
She sang the background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album “I look to you”. 323 entertainment record label was founded by her along with her then-manager and husband Tee Billz.
In 2012, she joined Don Jazzy’s Mavin record after her manager and husband decided to work with Don Jazzy.
She started working on her first studio album in 2010, but because of some legal bottlenecks and her desire to make it a hit, it only came out in 2013.
In May 2013, she held her album listening party, revealing the entire tracklist of the project and announcing the artists she had worked with.
After all the myriads of breakdowns and long waiting times, the album was presented officially on July 3rd. She called it “once upon a time”. The idea behind the name was to inspire other aspiring artists, never to be bothered by setbacks, and to give them as a reference.
- Once upon a time (2013)
- R.E.D (2015)
- Solar Plexus (a compilation album in 2012)
Tiwa Savage made her film debut in 2011 with Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle in the stage adaptation of (For Coloured Girls) and was cast in season 3 of the Nigerian series “Shuga” between 2013/2014.
Tiwa Savage was married to Tunji Balogun, also known as Tee Billz, at the Armani Hotel in Dubai in November 2013. Tee Billz was also the former manager of Tiwa Savage.
In 2016, Tiwa’s husband charged her with infidelity. He also accused his mother-in-law of witchcraft.
Nevertheless, she rejected his allegations, instead accused him of drug addiction and financial recklessness.
These enormous accusations and other problems led to Tiwa Savage calling for an end to their marriage of fewer than five years. From this marriage, she had a son.
In 2018, she allegedly officially applied for a divorce from Tee Blillz because of irreconcilable differences.
Throughout her fame and music career, the music star has always been accused of going out with different musicians such as Wizkid, Don Jazzy, Humblesmith, 2face, Dr. Sid.
However, there is no evidence to support all these claims.
At present, we all know that Tiwa Savage’s public standing alone and her attention is focused on her son and her music career which continues to explode.
Tiwa Savage’s Baby
In June 2015, Tiwa Savage was delivered of a baby — a boy. She named him Jamil Balogun. If you are wondering how old Tiwa Savage’s son is now, he has clocked 4 years.
Awards and Nominations
- MTV Africa Music Award
- Two “The Headies” Award
- Channel O Music Video Awards
- Nigerian Music Video Awards
- Two City People Entertainment Awards
- Tush Youth Awards
- Dynamix All Youth Awards
- FAB Magazine Awards
- Afrotainment Muskeke Online Music Awards
- World Music Award
- MOBO Awards
Tiwa Savage’s Endorsement Deals
The Mavins first lady was once a brand ambassador for telecom giants MTN worth over N30million and the e-commerce brand KONGA (N20million). She has also signed contracts with companies such as Pepsi, Forte Oil, and Maggi.
When she signed the Pepsi sales contract, she was the first African artist ever to be awarded a contract by the world-class brand.
Tiwa joined people like female rap star Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Kanye West, who were also Pepsi ambassadors. In 2018, Tiwa also signed a significant contract with Profectiv MegaGrowth for a hair product.
She is undoubtedly the Nigerian queen of endorsement deals. Tiwa Savage net worth is sizeable because of all this.
Because of her high standing in the industry, her services could cost an arm and a leg if needed (but not literally). Cash flows into her account like a stream from her album sales, concerts, local and international tours.
Tiwa Savage’s House
In 2017, Tiwa Savage announced on her Instagram page that she owned a house in Lekki, Lagos. Her house which is worth 75 million nairas is located in Ikate Elegushi, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos.
With an estimated net worth of $ 9 million in 2020, Tiwa Savage is one of the richest artists in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
To bring this post on Tiwa Savage net worth, career, and lifestyle to an end, we also told you that the former Mavin Records Queen is an inspiration for so many young and aspiring musicians in Nigeria.