Tiwa Savage Signs International Deal With Universal Music Group

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage the first Nigerian female artist to win the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) has signed a recording agreement with Universal Music Group.Universal Music Group is home to the most iconic and influential labels & brands in music. “Under the agreement, Tiwa’s future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide,according to The Net.ng.

Mavin president and CEO, Michael Collins Ajereh (Don Jazzy) in tweet thank Tiwa savage for her dedicated service.

In reply to an emotion-laden farewell message from the Chief Executive Officer of Mavin records, Don Jazzy, Tiwa says she will always love and appreciate him for the seven years they worked together.

“If I said today wasn’t emotional for me I would be LYING. Please promise me that our relationship will never change. I only want to make you proud of me. Not every superhero has an ‘S’ on their chest. “You are my superhero DON DORO BUCCI. 7 years, 7 the number of perfection. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER,” her farewell message read in part.”

Tiwatope Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress.  While attending high school, she was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band. Savage graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Kent, and started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland. She did backup vocals for George Michael at the age of 16, and lent vocals to other musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Ms. Dynamite, amongst others.Furthermore, she performed on stage with Sting, 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams and Destiny’s Child.

Savage enrolled at Berklee College of Music and graduated with a degree in professional music at the age of 27. While reminiscing about her experiences there, she said she was motivated by the drive and passion of the younger students. She also said she needed the school’s atmosphere. Savage spoke briefly about the challenges musicians face during their transition from backup to lead, and said that artists face more scrutiny when their performances are mediocre. Her business background has helped her fully understand the scope of the Nigerian music industry. Savage spoke about her business background and said that her level of professionalism does not make her susceptible to deception.

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