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Nigeria: Tiwa Savage | Get it Now

“Get it Now”  Remix Feat Omarion

You MAY not know Tiwa Savage. If you do NOT,  then you better get in the know.  She is a talent long in pedigree, cup running over in beauty and talent.  The afrobeat queen is plowing thru the male dominated category with her EP Sugarcane.

Born in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State. Her family relocated to London when she was 11 years old. While attending high school, she was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band. Savage had a healthy upbringing; she grew up in a multicultural setting due to her migration from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, and from the United Kingdom to the United States. After graduating with a degree in Business administration from the University of Kent, Savage started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland. She did backup vocals for George Michael at the age of 16, and lent vocals to other musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Ms. Dynamite, amongst others.nFurthermore, she has performed on stage with Sting, 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams and Destiny’s Child, to name a few

“Essentially, I am still an African, and my music will always reflect that. I’ve lived in the U.K. and the United States. This was great because I was able to learn about other genres of music. I gravitate towards a lot more soul and R&B. Right now, the afrobeat genre is becoming global. The listeners are not just Africans, like before. The market is a lot wider. I’d tell myself to get ready!”

Tiwa Savage

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