What is Tiwa Savage net worth? You may be asking. Well lucky you, that’s what this article is all about. But not just that but also her biography and lifestyle.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth 2022
Tiwa is currently worth $9 million US Dollars which is N3.717 Billion Naira.
Her Birth And Early Childhood
Tiwatope Savage was born on the 5th of February, 1980 at Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Her parents hail from Isale Eko, a part of Lagos Island, In Lagos State. At the age of 11, Savage’s family moved to London and lived there. This was the reason she grew up in London and had her education there.
At that young age in London, she joined her school’s orchestra band and played the trombone for them. It was during this period that she developed a strong passion for music.
After high school, she went on to study business administration at the University of Kent where she graduated with a degree. It wasn’t long after her graduation before she started working at one of the banks in Scotland as of then, The Royal Bank of Scotland.
With her mind fully set on music, she went back to school and graduated with a degree in professional music from Berklee College of Music.
Though she left the school when she was 27, she continues to talk about her experience and relationship with people she met in that school as being part of the things that motivated her a lot while she was there.
Her Music Career
From the age of 16, Tiwa Savage has already been known to roll with the big names in music in the UK and America.
If she is not doing backup vocals for music greats like George Michael, she’s doing it for Ms. Dynamite, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson or she is on stage performing with 50 cent, Eminem, Sting, The Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s child and Robbies Williams.
Returning to Nigeria to settle, Savage started working with several Nigerian Music icons of which one of them was her former manager and husband Tunji Balogun popularly known as “Tee Billz”
Together with Tee Billz, she started a music label at Lagos called 323 Entertainment.
Though she was the Label’s biggest star as of then, Tiwa said many people greatly discouraged her from doing music in Nigeria. Some said her kinds of songs wouldn’t be welcomed in the country.
Like they truly cared about her, many advised her to go back to Europe and settle there. Had she listened to those words, we wouldn’t have had the “number 1 African bad gal” that we have today in her.
Her Rise To Glory
Not long after starting her record Label together with Tee Billz before they struck a deal with Nigerian music producer Don Jazzy to merge 323 Entertainment together with Mavin Records (Don Jazzy’s recording label).
This merger with Don Jazzy turned out to be all she needed to come into the limelight.
Though she had an album she was recording before teaming up with Don Jazzy, It was not released until July 3, 2013.
That album named “Once Upon A Time” soon became the talk of the town that year. It was supported by seven singles “Eminado”, “Folarin”, “Ife Wa Gbono,” Kele Kele Love”, “Olorun Mi” and “Without my Heart”.
In her interview with Vanguard before its release, here is what Savage is reported to have said concerning the album.
“This album is straight from my heart and is something I have worked so tirelessly for. A lot of people wondered why it took me so long to drop my own album.
That is because we had to go through a lot of legal processes to clear some of the samples that we used, and that took us some months.
Also, we wanted to work with notable producers outside the shores of this country like Oak who produces Rihanna.
So, we had to work around his schedule and wait for them to have our time. But this album is something that I really took time with because I didn’t want it to be the usual Nigerian album that contains just party tracks from the beginning to the end.”
To be frank, the album really lived up to expectations and shot Tiwa Savage to greater heights.
The Super talented Nigerian singer is not only good when it comes to music, but she is also a very good actress.
In 2011, she acted in the Nigerian movie “For Coloured Girls” and later played the role of “Sade Banjo” in MTV’S “Shuga (season 3) which was acted between 2013 and 2014.
I can still remember how good she was especially in that Shuga Season 3.
Her Endorsement Deals
In July 2013, she was reported to have signed a 30 million naira endorsement deal with Nigeria’s telecommunication giant, MTN.
Apart from that, she also signed endorsement deals with Maggi, Forte Oil, and Pepsi among several others.
Her Marital Crisis
In 2016, Tee Billz (Tiwa Savage’s husband) attempted to commit suicide and was rescued by some friends due to the issues he was facing at home with his wife.
This was followed by several posts online in which he accused his wife Tiwa Savage of infidelity and her mum of witchcraft.
Tiwa on her own part later accused him of abandonment, drug addiction, and financial recklessness. This led to them ending their 3-year-old marriage.
Tiwa and Wizkid
Following her separation from her husband, Tiwa Savage has always been seen on different occasions with the Nigerian superstar, Wizkid.
As a matter of fact, rumor has it that those two are seriously in love and currently in a relationship. Of course, both of them have on different occasions dismissed this as mere rumors until the release of Wizkid’s music video “Fever.”
From the look of things in that video, one would hardly believe there is anything serious going on in the real-life between those two.
Her Houses And Cars
Like several other musicians out there, Tiwa Savage is a lover of expensive rides and mansions.
Among her many properties includes a very beautiful mansion in Lekki, Lagos State. The house is estimated to be worth around 75 million Naira.
She is also reported to be the owner of luxury cars like her Red Volkswagen EOS Convertible, Prado SUV and Toyota Landcruiser.
Awards And International Recognitions
Savage has received so much international recognition and awards for her great efforts in making good music.
Among her several awards includes the 2018 MTV Europe Music Award for “Best African Act”. She is actually the first female from Africa to win it.
She has also won City People’s “Artiste of the Year (female)” and “African Artiste of the Year” at Vodafone Ghana Music Awards etc.
With a net worth of about $9 million US Dollars, Tiwa Savage is one of the richest musicians not only in Nigeria but also in Africa as a whole.
The former Mavin Records Queen is an inspiration to so many young and upcoming musicians in Nigeria today.
A lady whom they said can never make it in the Nigerian music industry has today become one of the greatest female musicians to grace African soil.