The singer, songwriter, philanthropist and fashion icon was crowned Best African Act by the MTV European Music Awards and made history as the first female to win the accolade.
In her early days, like most families, she would attend church with her parents and soon developed a love for performing. I think all the other instruments had been picked and the trombone was all that was left. After years of practice, Tiwa grew bored of the trombone and asked her music teacher if she could move into singing. Her teacher initially had reservations and asked to hear a sample of her singing abilities.
He told me that I had a natural gift and from there I started to enter talent shows and competitions. Johnson encouraged Tiwa to join the group at the age of 16 found herself singing backing vocals for George Michael.
As a result of that session, Tiwa quickly found further work over the years with the likes of Mary J. Despite having already completed a degree in Business Administration at the University of Kent, Harris advised her to continue her studies at a specialist college. When I started to research more about it, I realized it was one of the best music schools in the world; how am I going to get into this school?
With her new found strength to push forward with music, Tiwa moved from London to New York City and began taking meetings with various producers and industry professionals. Through her wide ranging connections, she soon found herself back in the studio writing material she initially believed to be for her own upcoming projects.
The next day I heard Fantasia [Barrino] came round to the studio, heard the song and wanted to record it. By , Tiwa still had the urge and need to continue as a solo artist and was slowly putting together what would eventually become her debut solo album. It never felt quite right; it was something I always wanted. I write these songs, I want to sing it and perform it the way I want to do it because it was something I loved through.
At first I thought it was a bit of a step backwards but he was adamant that this was my future. He knew it was what would set me apart from the rest. Away from her successes in music, Savage has begun to take small steps into the world of acting.
Not to mention the many people infected with HIV who go on to live full, long, healthy lives. In , she was announced as an ambassador for Pepsi, appearing in a number of commercials and advertising campaigns for the brand.
While her main focus currently is raising her growing family after giving birth in July , Tiwa is still hard at work on future projects including new music, new videos and other exciting endeavors which will be announced in due course. I want to do things bigger, better, stronger and bolder going forward.
I want to encourage other women to go against the grain because — especially in our culture — it seems once you have a child you have to slow down and I believe the opposite. You have to go even harder than ever before. Her set was widely received with essence. The EP was met with critical acclaim both nationally and internationally. For a singer and songwriter just making her American album debut, Tiwa Savage is wildly overqualified. Read More. She and The Alternative Thank you for registering!
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