Tiwa Savage Biography: Age, Children, Personal Life & Family

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Tiwatope Savage better known as Tiwa Savage or African Bad Girl is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress.

Tiwa is renowned for her soulful voice and melodious lyrics, and she has amassed a significant net worth, making her one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria.

Real NameTiwatope Savage
Stage NameTiwa Savage
Age44 years (as of 2024)
Date of Birth5th February, 1980
GenderFemale
Place of BirthIkeja, Lagos
NationalityNigerian
ReligionChristianity
Height5″7
Children1
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Actress
Record LabelUniversal Music Group
Relationship StatusDivorced (Teeblizz
Related ActsWizkidDon JazzyAyra StarrRema.
Social ProfilesTwitterInstagram.

Biography

Tiwa Savage was born on February 51980, in Isale Eko in Lagos State. She was raised in a lovely Christian home before her family relocated to London when she was only 11 years old.

Education

After completing her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Kent, Tiwa pursued a degree in Industrial Music from Berklee College of Music.

Family

Tiwa was born into a loving family of five. Her father Mr. Savage and her mother Mrs. Savage, incredibly support her music career. She has two brothers, Wale Savage and Shola Savage.

Music Career

A photo of tiwa savage

Tiwa Savage had a deep love for music since she was young. During her high school years, she played the trombone in the local orchestra band. 

At the age of 16, she got an opportunity to be a backup vocalist for the iconic singer George Michael.

Tiwa continued to work as a background vocalist for several other renowned musicians, including Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Emma Bunton, and Andrea Bocelli.

In 2006, Tiwa joined the X-Factor show in the United Kingdom, where she achieved reasonably good results and made it to the final 24. 

However, she did not make it to the live shows as her participation in the competition coincided with her studies at Berklee College of Music. 

Despite the setback, Tiwa never gave up on her career. In 2009, she signed with Sony ATV Music Publishing Company and wrote songs for several big artists like Kat Deluna, Mya, Monica, and Babyface. 

She even wrote Monica’s beautiful ballad “Catch Me” and co-wrote a song titled “Collard Greens & Cornbread” on American vocal powerhouse Fantasia Barrino’s Back to Me album. In 2012, Tiwa was signed to Mavin Records owned by Don Jazzy. 

Her debut studio album, ‘Once Upon a Time‘, was released on July 3, 2013, and was supported by seven hit singles. Her latest album, Celia, was released in September 2020 and has already recorded 70,000,000 streams across various music streaming platforms.

Achievements and Awards

Tiwa has received a lot of awards and recognition for her musical talents. Some of these include;

  • African Muzik Magazine Awards – Best Female West Africa.
  • City People Entertainment Award – Female Musician of the Year
  • Channel O Music Awards
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards- Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year
  • The Headies- Best R&B/Pop Album and best collaboration
  • MTV Africa Music Awards- Best Female Artist and Best Collaboration

Personal Life

Not much is known about the African bad girl’s private life as she keeps a low profile, however,  in 2016 Tiwa Savage divorced her ex-husband Tunji Balogun popularly known as “Tee Billz” after he accused her of infidelity just three years into their marriage. The singer was also embroiled in a scandal that cost her millions of dollars in deals after a blackmailer leaked her private tape on social media.

How Old is Tiwa Savage Now?

Tiwa Savage is 44 years old, as of 2024.

Children

Tiwa Savage has a son named, Jamil Balogun (JamJam) who is 8 years old. She had Jamil for her ex-husband teeblizz

Relationship

Our sources reveal that Tiwa savage might currently be in a new relationship, however, she has decided to keep details about her new boyfriend private this time around.

photo of tiwa savage and her boyfriend

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