Tiwa Savage Essentials

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Tiwa Savage Essentials

Tiwa Savage has long been a musical force—singing backup for Mary J. Blige, writing songs for GRAMMY® nominees like Fantasia, and making the UK X Factor finals—but getting back to her Nigerian roots has been the key to her pop domination. Savage plays it both fierce and coy, infusing her sweet and sultry love songs with reggae and Afropop rhythms, like on the fizzy charmer “Eminado” from her 2013 debut, Once Upon a Time. She’s since added more dimension to her sound, singing about the struggles of life in Nigeria (“49-99”), while wrapping elements of funk, house, and trap into irresistible Afrobeats hooks.