SAVAGE-BALOGUN, Tiwatope (Tiwa Savage)

Born February 5, 1980

Ikeja, Lagos State

Tiwa Savage is a Singer, Songwriter, Performer and Actress. In 2006, Tiwa Savage participated in the UK edition of The X Factor and advanced to the final 24 contestants. In 2009, Sony/ATV Music Publishing signed Tiwa Savage to a music deal. The deal solidified her to write for Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia Barrino, Monica and Mýa. She has received songwriting credits for her contribution to Monica's soul-tinged ballad "Catch Me". Moreover, her collaboration with Fantasia on the song "Collard Greens & Cornbread" earned the American recording artist a Grammy nomination in 2010. Tiwa Savage wrote Jaicko's "Oh Yeah" featuring Snoop Dogg, and Kat Deluna's "Push Push" featuring Akon and David Guetta. Tiwa Savage performed background vocals on Whitney Houston's album "I Look to You" in 2009. In December 2011, she co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol alongside IllRymz. Moreover, she made her film debut with Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle in the stage adaptation of For Coloured Girls. In July 2013, Tiwa Savage signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria reportedly worth ₦30 million. She also signed endorsement deals with Pepsi, Forte Oil and Maggi. Tiwa Savage became the first African female artist to be associated with the Pepsi brand after signing an endorsement deal with them.
Gender: Female
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State of Origin: Isale Eko, Lagos Island, Lagos State
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Profession Singer , Songwriter , Actress
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University of Kent, United Kingdom, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

– Winner, Most Promising Act by Dynamix All Youth Awards, 2011;
– Winner, Most Stylish Female Artiste by FAB Magazine Awards, 2011;
– Winner, Best R&B Soul Song “”Kele Kele Love” by Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards, 2011;
– Winner, Female Musician of the Year by City People Entertainment Awards, 2011;
– Winner, Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year “Oyi (Remix)” by Channel O Music Video Awards, 2012;
– Winner, Best Vocal Performance (Female) “Love Me (3x)” by The Headies, 2012;
– Winner, Best Highlife, “Ife Wa Gbona” by Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA), 2012;
– Winner, Best Female by MTV Africa Music Awards, 2014;
– Winner, Musician of The Year (Female), City People Entertainment Awards, 2014;
– Winner, Best Female West Africa by African Muzik Magazine Awards, 2014;
– Winner, Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year by Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014;
– Winner, Female Artist of the Year by Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014;
– Winner, Most Gifted Female “Eminado” by Channel O Music Video Awards, 2014;
– Winner, Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (Patoranking featuring Tiwa Savage) by The Headies, 2014;
– Winner, COSON Song Awards by Best Collabo Song “Girlie O (Remix)”, 2015;
– Winner, Best African Act by MTV European Music Awards, (EMA), 2018.

– Once Upon A Time, 2013;
– R.E.D, 2015;
– Sugarcane, 2017.

– Solar Plexus, 2012

– For Coloured Girls, 2011;
– Shuga, 2013-2014.

Tiwa Savage has been involved in many youth empowerment and breast cancer screening projects across Nigeria. She also helped raise money for an organisation that build schools in her hometown.


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