Tiwatope Savage Balogun, better known as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, and actress who was born in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on February 5, 1980.


When she was 11 years old, her family moved to London. She was a trombone player for her high school’s orchestra band while in high school.

Savage grew up in a cosmopolitan environment as a result of her move from Nigeria to the United Kingdom and then from the United Kingdom to the United States.

After graduating from the University of Kent with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She began her career with the Royal Bank of Scotland.


When she was 16, Savage sang backing vocals for George Michael and offered her voice to a variety of artists, including Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Ms Dynamite. She shared the stage with 50 Cent, the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams, and Destiny’s Child, among others.

At the age of 27, she studied at Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in professional music.

She spoke about the obstacles musicians encounter throughout their shift from backup to lead, and she noted that artists suffer more scrutiny when their performances are mediocre, while talking about her experiences there.

Her expertise in business has given her a thorough understanding of the Nigerian music industry.

In 2006, she competed in the UK season of The X Factor, reaching the final 24. Savage acquired a song deal with Sony/ATV in 2009, which allowed her to write for Baby Face, Kat Deluna, Fantasia Barrino, Monica, and Mija.

Monica’s soul-tinged ballad “catch me” earned her songwriting credit, and her collaboration with fantasia on the song “Collard greens and Combread” earned the American recording artist a Grammy nomination in 2010. Check out Tiwa Savage’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!