Tiwa Savage Bio, Husband, Career, Child, Education, Family, Net Worth

Tiwa Savage Biography

The Nigerian singer, actress, songwriter, and performer, Tiwa Savage is known as one of the rising stars of the Nigerian music industry.

Tiwa Savage Early Life

She lived in Nigeria till she was 11 years old when her father and mother, Cecilia Savage, relocated to London. She 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.

Tiwa Savage Education

She attended the University of Kent, England and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In addition, Savage holds a professional music degree from Berklee College of Music, Boston.

While in Music school, she networked with several alumni of the school such as Derek Pate, Keith Harris, Scott Coleman, Dairen Dorsey, and Radar Ellis.

Tiwa Savage Career

Savage began her career at the age of 16, singing back-up vocals for British pop star George Michael. She has sung with global sensations Mary J. Blige, Blue Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, and Andrea Bocelli among others. Tiwa has shared stage space with leading performers such as Destiny’s Child, Sting, 50 Cent, ‘The Black Eyed Peas,’ Robbie Williams, Eminem, and other stalwarts.

In 2006, she entered the UK edition of the reality show ‘The X Factor’ while still at ‘Berklee.’ She advanced to the final 24, Savage recalls her stint at the show as a sobering sojourn into the dark side of fame. The singer had a difficult time adjusting to the spotlight and later described the news that she would not progress to the final 12 as “painful.”

In 2009, she was able to finalize a songwriting deal with industry giant ‘Sony/ ATV,’ which helped her write gigs with Fantasia Barrino, Monica, Babyface, and Mýa. The most notable of these collaborations include her soul-influenced ballad with Monica, ‘Catch Me.’ Another noteworthy collaboration was for ‘Collard Greens & Cornbread’ with Fantasia, which received a ‘Grammy’ nomination the following year.

Savage wrote Kat Deluna’s single ‘Push Push’ (featuring DJ David Guetta and Senegalese sensation Akon) and Bajan pop musician Jaicko’s song ‘Oh Yeah’ (featuring American rap giant Snoop Dogg) during this period. She also sang background vocals in Whitney Houston’s final studio album ‘I Look to You’ (2009).

In 2011, the singer made her acting debut with ‘For Coloured Girls,’ the Nigerian adaptation of an American play. She also became the first female African musician to sign an endorsement deal with ‘Pepsi.’ She also co-hosted the second season of ‘Nigerian Idol’ with MC IllRymz.

After a meeting with Tunji Balogun, her future husband and the then-A&R operative at ‘Interscope Records,’ Savage became aware of the rapidly growing Afropop scene back in Nigeria. Looking to finally build a solo career, she moved back to Nigeria, where she initially faced some hostility. However, she persevered and soon set up ‘323 Entertainment,’ her own label imprint, with Balogun.

Tiwa Savage Age

Savage popularly known as Tiwa Savage was born on the 5th of February 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos State. He celebrates his birthday on September 24th every year

Tiwa Savage Family


Her mother is Cecilia Savage we have no information about her father’s name.


The singer is secretive about her personal life, but it is reported that she has at least two brothers and one sister.

Tiwa Savage Husband

Savage was married to his handsome husband, Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun. The couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki on November 2013.

On 26 April 2014, the couple’s white wedding was held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. They are together blessed with one son named Jamil Balogun in January 2015.

Tiwa Savage Child

Jamil Balogun.

Tiwa Savage Body Measurements

  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Body Shape: Not Available
  • Hair Colour: Not Available

Tiwa Savage Net Worth

The Nigerian Singer and Songwriter has a net worth which is estimated to be at a mark of $4.85million dollars according to Forbes. Her primary source of income is music.

Tiwa Savage Personal Awards

  • Most Stylish Female Artiste, FAB Magazine Awards, 2011
  • Most Promising Act, Dynamix All Youth Awards, 2011
  • Female Musician of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2012
  • The Best Vocal Performance (Female), The Headies, 2012
  • Nigeria Entertainment AwardBest New Act of the Year and Best POP /R&B Artist of the Year, 2012
  • Best Female West Africa, African Muzik Magazine Awards, 2014
  • MTV Africa Music Awards, Best Female Award, 2014
  • Best International Act: Africa, BET Awards, 2014
  • World’s Best Live Act and World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award, 2014
  • World Revelation and Artiste of the Year, The Headies, 2014
  • MOBO Awards, Best African Act and Musician of the Year (Female) 2013
  • Female Musician of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • female Artist and Best POP/R&B Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • Best African Act, MOBO Awards, 2014
  • African Artiste of the Year, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, 2015
  • Best brand ambassador for MTN, ELOY Awards, 2015
  • Female Artiste of the Year, City People Award, 2015
  • One Africa Music fest – Best African Performance, WatsUp TV Awards 2016
  • Best African Act, MTN Europe Music Awards, 2018

Tiwa Savage Awards For Her Songs

  • The Best R&B Soul Song, ‘Kele Kele Love’, Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards, 2012
  • Best R’n’B Single, ‘Love Me’, The Headies, 2012
  • Best Use of Costumes, ‘Without My Heart’, Nigeria Music Video Awards, 2013
  • Channel O Music Video Awards, ‘Without My Heart’, Best Gifted Female Video, 2013
  • Best Use of Costumes, Best Highlife, Best Indigenous Concept and Video of the Year, ‘Ife Wa Gbona’, Nigeria Music Video Awards, 2013
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards, ‘Without My Heart’, Best Collabo, 2013
  • Best Collabo of the Year, ‘Without My Heart’, City People Entertainment Awards, 2013
  • 4Syte TV Music Video Awards, ‘Without My Heart’, Best African Act Video, 2013
  • World’s Best Song and World’s Best Video, World Music Awards, 2014
  • Best Music Video of the Year, ‘Eminado’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • The Best Collabo, ‘Girlie O Remix’, The Headies, 2014
  • Most Gifted Female, ‘Eminado’, Channel O Music Video Awards, 2014
  • The Headies, Best R&B/Pop Album, ‘Once Upon A Time’, 2014
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall, ‘Girlie O’ (Remix), The Headies, 2014
  • Best Album of the Year, ‘Once Upon A Time’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • Hottest Single of the Year, ‘Eminado’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • The Best Vocal Performance (Female), ‘Wanted’, The Headies, 2014
  • Best Love Song ‘My Darlin’, COSON Song Awards, 2015
  • Best Collabo Song, ‘Girlie O (Remix)’, COSON Song Awards, 2015
  • The Best Female Artist, ‘Wanted’, ELOY Awards, 2015
  • African Video of the Year, Best African Female Video and Best West African Video ‘Bad’ WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards, 2016

Tiwa Savage Wedding

The songstress wed her former partner on 23rd November 2013 in a traditional ceremony at the Ark in Lekki, Nigeria. They then held a white wedding on 26th April 2014, in Dubai at the Armani Hotel.

Tiwa Savage Braids

In as much as she likes writing for other artists, she finds writing for herself more rewarding. Savage performed background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album I Look to You (2009). In December 2011, Tiwa Savage co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol alongside IllRymz. Moreover, she created her film debut with Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle within the stage adaptation of For colored ladies. Savage became the primary African feminine artist to be related to the Pepsi Cola brand once signing an endorsement deal with them.

Tiwa Savage And Wizkid

The Nigerian singer has been spotted on several occasions with Wizkid who is also a Nigerian musician. In addition, Wizkid has also been named as one of the richest African musicians by Forbes. Reportedly, the two were spotted getting really cozy with each other and even kissed. They have not openly talked about their relationship but there have been speculations that the two might be in dating.

Tiwa Savage Album

Studio albums

  • Once Upon a Time (2013)
  • R.E.D (2015)
  • Sugarcane (2017)

Compilation albums

  • Solar Plexus (2012)

Tiwa Savage Songs

  • All Over
  • Key To The City
  • If I Start to Talk
  • My Darling (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Ife Wa Gbona
  • African Waist
  • Olorun Mi
  • Kele Kele
  • Eminado (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Ife Wa Gbona (feat. Leo Wonder)
  • If I Start to Talk (feat. Dr Sid)
  • Standing Ovation (feat. Olamide)
  • Without My Heart (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Igi Orombo (feat. Tiwa Savage)
  • Key to the City (Remix) [feat. Busy Signal]
  • Love Me, Love Me, Love Me
  • Baby Mo (feat. Flavour)
  • Olorun Mi
  • Wanted
  • Oma Ga
  • Rewind
  • Ileke
  • My Darlin
  • Shout out (feat. Iceberg Slim & Sarkodie)
  • Eji Ma Fia
  • Oh Yeah (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • African Waist (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Get Low
  • Bang Bang (Remix) [feat. P Square]
  • Folarin
  • Written All over Your Face
  • Why Don’t You Love Me
  • Stand as One (feat. General Pype)
  • Adura
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Love Me Hard (feat. 2 Face)
  • Go Down (feat. Reekado Banks)
  • Kolobi
  • Fela Interlude
  • Thank You
  • Middle Passage
  • Before Nko (feat. D’prince)
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Bang Bang
  • Make Time (feat. Iceberg Slim)
  • Birthday
  • Dorobucci (feat. Don Jazzy, Di Ja, Korede Bello & D Prince)
  • We Don’t Give a Damn
  • Say It
  • Eminado (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Bang Bang (Remix) [feat. P Square]
  • Adura
  • Bad (feat. Wizkid)
  • Rewindi
  • Ife Wa Gbona (feat. Leo Wonder)
  • Bang Bang (feat. P-Square)
  • My Darling (feat. Don Jazzy)
  • Eji Ma Fia
  • Baby Mo (feat. Flavour)
  • Olori (feat. Africana)
  • Hurry and Wait
  • Ileko
  • Rain Drops

Tiwa Savage FAQs

Who is Tiwa Savage?

Savage is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress.

How old is Tiwa Savage?

She is 39 years old as of 2019 and was born in 1980.

How tall is Tiwa Savage?

Not Known.

Is Tiwa Savage married?

Savage was married to his handsome husband, Tunji Balogun a.k.a “Tee Billz”.

How much is Tiwa Savage worth?

She has an accomplished musician with an estimated net worth of  $4.85million.

Where does Tiwa Savage live?

Tiwa Savage Live in Chicago.

Is Tiwa Savage dead or alive?

She is still alive and in good health.

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