Tiwatope Savage (born 5 February 1980), known professionally as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige. After participating in the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009.
Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, Savage moved back to Nigeria and signed with Mavin Records in 2012. She made an appearance on the label’s 2012 compilation album Solar Plexus.
Today Tiwa Savage is one of the biggest female musicians in Nigeria and Africa and is highly recognized as one of the most adorable female celebrities ever to come out of Africa.
Tiwa Savage was married to Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun. On 23 November 2013, the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki. The couple’s white wedding was held on 26 April 2014 at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. On 1 January 2015, Savage and Balogun announced that they were expecting their first child together. Six months later, Savage gave birth to their son, Jamil.
On 28 April 2016, Balogun accused his wife of infidelity and his mother-in-law of witchcraft. In a 45-minute interview conducted by This Day newspaper and Pulse Nigeria, Savage extensively addressed her husband’s lengthy social media posts regarding their marriage. She debunked her husband’s infidelity claims and accused him of financial recklessness, drug addiction, and abandonment. She said her marriage to him was over.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth (2020)
Tiwatope Savage known professionally as Tiwa Savage is one of the richest female musicians and one of the most sought after female musicians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of over $5 Million, according to Forbes, with a N75 Million property located in Ikate Elegushi, Lekki Peninsula. According to Hooper, Tiwa Savage’s cost per post was valued at $47,200 (N16.9 million) in 2019 and she was the only female musician in Nigeria to make the list of Nigeria’s Instagram Celebrities.
Tiwa Savage signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria in July 2013, reportedly worth N30 million. She also signed endorsement deals with Pepsi, Forte Oil, and Maggi among a host of other juicy deals.