Facts You Didn't Know About Tiwa Savage

If you think you know her, well think again

By  | Jan 25, 2022, 01:03 PM  | Top of The

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Tiwa Savage is a celebrated icon in the country and has been flying the Nigerian flag high. It is because of musicians like Tiwa that our country is on the map. She has collaborated with big artists locally and internationally creating a name for herself in the entertainment industry. 

Here are facts you probably don't know about Tiwa Savage.


Her Real Name Still Has Tiwa On It


Her real name is Tiwatope Savage but her fans know her by her stage name Tiwa Savage. She was born Isale Eko but relocated to the United Kingdom, London to continue with her secondary education.


It's like her parents already knew that their daughter would make them proud one day and decided to give her such a dope name.

Unfortunately, Tiwa lost her father last year who had been battling a long illness. We know he is up there shinning his light on his daughter.

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She Was A Back-Up Singer For Mary J Blige


Did you know that Tiwa Savage started her musical career as a backup vocal artist for famous artists such as American rapper and actor Mary J Blige and Singer and songwriter George Michael? This happened five years after she completed her secondary school.


Wow, this lady was still talented back in the day and is also lucky to have worked with such big shots in the international music industry, at the beginning of her career. Now we know that Tiwa was destined for fame.

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She Went To Music School In The United States


Tiwa has also graduated from Berklee College of Music in the United States in Boston.

No wonder her music is successful because the musician understands her audience and knows what they want from her music.


It is a good thing the music school thing paid off as she is now an international sensation and among one of the most celebrated artists in the country.

Tiwa took her passion for entertainment seriously.

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Participated In X-Factor


Our Melanin queen also tried her luck and participated in the UK talent show X-Factor and made it to the final 24 before she was eliminated.

Of course, our girl was devastated after she lost because she had dedicated her time to music school in the United States and took a few flights back to the UK to take part in the competition.


However, she is no longer disappointed that she did not win because she got a chance to explore Afro-pop music and share Nigeria's musical culture and fashion with the world.

No worries Tiwatope, you have already done us proud by just being part of the X-Factor competition.

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First Hit Single


Tiwa is considered the First Lady of Mavin Records owned by music producer Don Jazzy.


She released her debut studio album Once Upon a Time in 2013 that was supported by seven singles. The hit song that gave her recognition globally was Kele Kele Love. The song received massive air time on TV and made serious waves on the radio.

Since then she has been releasing hits after hits. Her career has grown tremendously and we are here for it.

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Embarrassing Breakup with Ex-Husband


The star was married to Tunji Balogun who is the CEO of Def Jam Recordings from 2013 to 2018. Their marriage came crashing down after Tunji was accused of domestic violence by Tiwa.


Their separation was not amicable as they would constantly bash each other on social media exposing their dirty linen.

Aside from the drama, their union was blessed with a handsome son called Jamil Balogun. Even though there have been rumors before of Tiwa expecting baby number two we can confirm that she is a mother to one child.

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Rumored to be dating Wiz kid


Some time back it was rumored that the African bad girl Tiwa was dating Wiz Kid. We were all taken aback by this news because we never saw it coming.

The duo even released a music video together that featured Tiwa as a video vixen. The sultry video captured the two musicians getting cozy with each other and were a little too comfortable with it.


From that video, we were all convinced the two were dating. Unfortunately, Tiwa got a lot of heat for being in a 'relationship' with the award-winning musician mainly because of their age difference.

It is a good thing she cleared the air and confirmed that the two were really close friends working together.

Do you guys believe that Tiwa and Wizkid dated at some point?

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