British-Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress Tiwa Savage. She started by singing backup for artists like George Michael and Mary J. Blige. Later, she became one of the most famous singers in the business.
Tiwa Savage became well-known in 2013 when she released her first studio album, Once Upon a Time. The album did well and had seven songs, including Kele Kele Love, Love Me (3 times), Without My Heart, Ife Wa Gbona, Eminado Folarin, and Olorun Mi. Since then, she has had a lot of success in music. She has put out a lot of hit singles and become very well known.
Many record labels took notice of Savage, and in 2009 she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. In this post, we’ll talk about Tiwa Savage’s total net worth, including her salary, sources of income, career, biography, luxurious lifestyle, and more.
Tiwatope Savage Early years
Tiwatope Savage was born on February 5, 1980, in Isale Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria, as Tiwa Savage. Her whole family moved to London, United Kingdom, when she was 11. In Nigeria, where she went to high school, she also played the trombone in the orchestra band.
Savage went to the University of Kent in England after finishing high school. There, she got a degree in accounting. She started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland after that.
By the time she was 16, Tiwa Savage had the chance to sing backup vocals for George Michael, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Ms. Dynamite, and Emma Bunton, among others.
At that time, she knew she wanted to be a musician, so she went to Berklee College of Music to study music. In 2007, she got her degree in professional music. Savage also took part in the U.K. version of “The X Factor” in 2006, where she was the 12th person to be kicked off the show.
Tiwa Savage Career
Tiwa Savage began her professional singing career in 2009 when she signed a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. There, she had the chance to write songs for artists like Kat Deluna, Ma, Babyface, Fantasia, and Monica. She then worked with R&B singer Fantasia on a song called “Collard Greens & Cornbread,” which got her a Grammy Award nomination in 2010 for “American recording artist.”
Savage had a contract with /ATV Music, but the growth of the Nigerian music industry inspired her. In 2012, she returned to Nigeria and signed a deal with Mavin Records. Once Upon a Time, Tiwa Savage’s first studio album came out on July 3, 2013. It had 7 tracks: Kele Kele Love, Love Me (3 times), Without My Heart, Folarin, Ife Wa Gbona, Eminado, and Olorun Mi.
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After the album came out, Savage started getting noticed in the industry, and the album was also nominated for Best Album of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014. It was also nominated for the Best R&B/Pop Album award at The Headies 2014.
Savage’s second studio album, R.E.D., came out on December 19, 2015, with two singles, “My Darlin” and “Standing Ovation.” Artists Iceberg Slim, 2face Idibia, D’Prince, Busy Signal, Reekado Banks, Don Jazzy, Olamide, and Dr. S.I.D. all made guest appearances on the album.
The album R.E.D. was also nominated for the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Album. At the time, Savage was expecting her first son. The album was a hit, and within 24 hours, it was the most-streamed album on several music platforms.
She got the attention of record labels, and in June 2016, Savage signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation. Her first E.P., Sugarcane, came out in September 2017, and it was a hit, getting a lot of praise and nominations for awards. She was the first Nigerian musician to be signed to the title. In May 2019, Savage announced that she was leaving Mavin Records and signing with Universal Music Group.
Tiwa Savage Awards
The singer has been nominated for many awards, including the B.E.T. awards, the Channel O music awards show for best female, the MTV European Music Award, the MTV Africa Music Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards, The Headies 2014, the MOBO Awards, the World Music Awards, and many more.
Savage has also won awards like Best Female at the Channel O Music Awards, the World Music Awards, and Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Tiwa Savage Life at Home
Tiwa Savage and Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun chose to get married on November 23, 2013. Their traditional wedding was held at the Ark in Lekki. On July 22, 2015, they had their first child, a son named Jamil Balogun. But Savage and Tunji were split up. Round said in 2019 that Tiwa is dating the singer Wizkid, but neither has confirmed that report.
Net Worth of Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage’s estimated net worth in 2022 is around $6 Million US. She is one of the best and most famous singers in Nigeria. She became well-known after putting out several hit songs.
Her primary source of income comes from music, such as selling albums, performing live, having hit singles, and working with other artists. Savage is known for his music, a mix of R&B, Pop, Afrobeats, and Hip Hop sung in English and Yoruba.
Tiwa Savage makes about $500,000 per year. She has won a lot of awards and praise for what she has done for Nigerian music. She is also a successful singer and made her film debut in the movie version of the play For Colored Girls.
Savage has also worked with different brands to promote them. In 2013, she signed a deal worth 30 million with M.T.N. Nigeria, a multinational mobile company. She also became a representative for Pepsi, Forte Oil, and Maggi. She has been helping different groups, like breast cancer screening projects, raise money by working with them. Tiwa Savage also has a YouTube channel with more than a million subscribers.