Tiwa Savage is a strong force within Africa’s ever-growing music industry. Over the years, the beautiful songbird has captivated millions of fans with her music.
There are certain special traits that we’ve noticed that can not be taken away from the singer and in this article, we would be listing out these features.
Her Voice (The Sultry & Pop vocals)
The author agrees that to be a successful artiste, being able to write good lyrics, or having the skill of giving explosive performances on stage is not enough. Having unique and sonorous vocals goes a long way too. The world has been hearing Tiwa Savage’s voice for over a decade now and it’s now like a drug that doesn’t wear off. The singer has lent her vocals to some great artistes like George Michael, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston, and even Beyonce.
However, the beautiful songstresses didn’t want to be confined to being a background vocalist and songwriter, she longed for the center stage and her voice has helped her become one of the forces to be reckoned with in the music industry, her voice melted the heart of music fans.
Earlier this year, Award-winning rapper, Diddy praised her lyrical prowess in one of their chats on Instagram Live. The two entertainers not only had a conversation but also a dance session that featured Diddy’s sons, Quincy, King Combs, and Justin Combs. They all grooved to her hit track “Attention” and they absolutely loved it.
Diddy went on by complimenting her on the power of her voice as an artiste and as a black person. In His words: “I just want to tell you that the way you use your voice and your artistry is incredible and shout-out to everybody in Nigeria – we love you and we praying for you.”
Tiwa might not have a booming voice like Omawunmi or Waje but she is certainly not average. She’s adept at bringing out a character with power and control and the listener has no other choice than to be hypnotized. Hearing her voice gives off goosebumps, the feeling you get inside can not be really explained. Tiwa Savage sounds like no one and no one sounds like her.
The African Bad Girl/ Mama Jam
She didn’t just wake up one morning to crown herself the baddest female in the game, she earned it. The singer has remained undefeated despite the trolling, dragging, you name it. She has developed thick skin throughout the years carrying the weight of the music industry on her back. From sold-out shows, delivering mega hits, Tiwa has done it all. A list of her achievements would be a daunting task to document because she isn’t slowing down.
The birth of a child brings about joy and happiness and most times, a woman is not called by her maiden name but the name of her first child so Tiwa giving her self the nick name “Mama Jam-Jam” came as no surprise after the birth of her son, Jamil Balogun. However, the name stuck on the lips of fans as Tiwa often used this as a vocal signature. Now, they even prefer calling her “Mama Jam-Jam” to “African Bad Girl”. These nicknames ain’t going nowhere.
Her “Bestie” – Wizkid
Their relationship remains one of the unsolved mysteries in the entertainment industry. Even with the fact, that Tiwa Savage herself has stated they are just friends despite the 10-year difference, we cant seem to figure out if there’s something really going on between the two. “We are friends definitely. To be honest, I think I have been in this industry for a long time, I have grown a thick skin so comments like that, genuinely, honestly don’t bother me that much. I am kinda used to it. Today is humblesmith, tomorrow it’s Wiz, it’s just what it is, its part of the job,”
Talking about their relationship would give this article a million words but stating instances where the singers fueled dating rumors can’t be helped. Wizkid’s sold-out O2 Arena show in London showcased another session of frolicking from the singers. During his electrifying performance, he stopped the show midway to bring her on stage to perform their hit collaboration song, ‘Malo“. The singer called her “Someone special” and added, “Stay sexy for daddy.”
We also can’t seem to forget their 2019 One Africa Fest performance . Fans were blessed with a raunchy public display of affection when Wizkid who in his usual way grabbed Tiwa Savage on the stage and placed his hands on her butt and pressing it in some bad boy manner. Tiwa was also the vixen for his smash hit “Fever” but thats a story for another day…
At her 2019 “Everything Savage” concert at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, she talked about her relationship with Wizkid in a carefree attitude ““My relationship with Wizkid doesn’t need to make sense to anyone. I might be older, but the older the berry, the sweeter the juice.”
But there’s one thing about the two- their chemistry is sizzling. Wizkid seems to be the only artiste that has full access to her and no one seems to have the power to take him from her. Well, Teni tried but it ended in tears.
She A Fashion Killa
You don’t need to be a Savage solider to know that Tiwa Savage spares no expense when it comes to copping designer outfits. With many haters coming for her, she remains undefeated when it comes to style. We don’t know how she does that but she always manages to give off different looks every time and this has placed her as one of the stylish women in music.
No doubt, her stunning figure and youthful has helped, Tiwa has shown that her style is consistent and is always striving to top the previous look. Be it changing her hairstyle or trying out new designer shits or even crazy jeans, Tiwa is always on point. She makes the ugliest dresses look beautiful.
She seems to have an array of stylists in different countries and for different clothing categories. One for stage costumes, one for trainers, one for street-wear, one for press looks. We can’t count them, but we are certain that she travels with more than 10 luggages. Killing looks is Tiwa’s thing, it cant be taken away from her.
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