Tiwa Savage broke into the music industry in a scintillating faction which caught the attention of many after quitting her banking job.

She is a vocal singer who began as a back up to artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.

Tiwa Savage Biography and Net Worth 2020 Forbes: Age, Husband, Son, Awards
Tiwatope Savage

Meanwhile, Savage’s worth is estimated to be $9 million which made her the richest female musician in Nigeria currently.

You may already know about her, but do you know how old is she, if married with a husband, if she has children, and how much is Tiwa Savage’s net worth in 2020 today? if you don’t know, this article is about Tiwa Savage Biography-wiki, endorsement deals, and more facts you need to know.


Tiwatope Savage, who is globally known as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. She was on 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos State, Western Nigeria.

At age 11, Tiwa Savage relocated alongside her family to London, the United Kingdom where she attained her high school certificate. She proceeded to the University of Kent where she graduated with a degree in Accounting and had a working stint at The Royal Bank of Scotland.


Tiwa Savage is 40 years old born 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko, Lagos State, Western Nigeria.

Music Career

Temitope Savage who was already a lover of music right from her childhood including her being a member of her high school’s Orchestra band as a trombone player. She made a return back to music after a short spell with the banking industry.

Following Tiwa’s return to music, she had an opportunity to lent vocals to famous musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Andrea Bocelli, and more.

Her taste for the success of becoming a global star was on the rise and went on by taken a professional music curse in 2007 at Berklee College of Music where she banked a degree at age 27.

Tiwa Savage highlighted her experience at the music school which she said she has driven and motivated by the passion shown by younger students while she also needed the School’s atmosphere to develop.

In 2006, Tiwa took part in the UK edition of the X Factor as one of the 24 finalists though she got evicted in 12th position. She said, “it was a really painful time for her, and she has to learn how to hold until she got home.”

Despite her disappointment, she moved on with courage. In 2009 Savage entered into a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing which wrote for Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia, Monica, and Mya.

She holds other top written accolades also and performed background vocals on Whitney Houston’s album “I look to You” 2009.

With her beautiful showing overseas, she returned back to her homeland following the tremendous growth of the Nigerian music industry.

Not quite long following her return to her homeland, it began to prove as a bold step in the right direction for her. December 2011, Tiwa Savage co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol alongside IIIRymz followed by a debut acting role with Joke Silver and Ireti Doyle in the stage adaptation of “For Coloured Girls”.

She continued her struggle and came up with her imprint record label, 323 Entertainment managed by later husband Tunji Balogun “Tee Billz”.

During this period, Savage was faced with a series of criticism regarding her style of music. Not just for lack of quality, but lacking the contemporary Nigerian kind of songs entails with slangs which been the mainstream in Africa.

Being someone who is ready to meet up with professional demands, Savage joined the Mavin Records in 2012 own by Don Jazzy. It took no time for her to make herself know following her role as one of the lead acts on the label’s compilation album “Salar Piexus”.

Savage continued to gain ground along the line with impressive performances including a featured vocal role with Flavour on “Oyi” remix.

Being the best vocalist in the industry she finally released her much anticipated debut album “Once Upon a Time” on 3 July 2013 assisted with seven single including hit tracks like “Kele Kele Love” and “Eminado”.

The album name spoke for itself by portraying the positive stories about her life and aimed at motivating upcoming artists.

Once Upon a Time got nominated for the Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and also at The Headies 2014 for the Best R&B/Pop Album.

1st of May 2014, Mavin Records propelled Don-Jazzy’s produced maestro “Dorobucci” with some classic vocals from Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, and Di’Ja.

Songs and Albums

No doubt, Tiwa Savage has been impressive and has gone on to do notable projects and collaboration with artists like Wizkid, Mi Casa, Lola Rea, Diamond Platnumz, Davido, and more.

While her albums include One Upon a Time (2013), R.E.D (2015), and Sugarcane (2017).

Nomination and Awards

Tiwa Savage has an impressive list of awards comparable to her performances, but here are some notable few to mention.

  • (2011) FAB Magazine Awards for Most Stylish Female Artist
  • (2011) Dynamix All Youth Awards for Most Promising Act
  • (2011) City People Entertainment Awards for Female Musician of the Year
  • (2012) The Headies for Best Vocal Performance – Female
  • (2012) Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) for Best Highlife
  • (2014) MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Female
  • (2014) Africa Muzik Magazine Awards for Female Musician of the Year
  • (2014) Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best R&B/Pop Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year
  • (2014) The Headies for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single

Tiwa Savage Wedding and Husband

Tiwatope Tiwa Savage got married to Tunji Balogun known as Tee Billz on 23rd November 2013 at the traditional marriage date held at the Ark in Lekki which was described as the biggest in the Nigeria music industry. The ceremony was so colorful as expected in white, pink, and gold fashion.

The white wedding was held in Amani Hotel, Dubai on 26 April 2014 with notable guests present within the industry such as Eniola Badmus, Agbani Darego, Don Jazzy, Funke Akindele, Davido, D’banj, Banky W, and many more.


Tiwa and Tunji announced the expectation of their first child on 1st January 2015, while six months later, Tiwa Savage put to bed their son Jamil Balogun on July 22, 2015.

Despite the show of romance common with newly wedded couples, Tunji accused the singer of extramarital issues and claimed the mother of Tiwa is a witch.

Although, with Tiwatope Savage’s interview with a media outlet, she denied the rumor and accuse the husband of financial recklessness, ban substance, and abandonment.

She also said her marriage was over with Tunji. However, both have shown several intentions to get back to normal ways, but setbacks keep on coming in including the popular Tiwa Savage and Wizkid relationship claims.

Tiwa Savage Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Tiwa Savage is reported to be $9 million in 2020. She has amounted this wealth through her endorsement deal with communication giant MTN Nigeria, Pepsi, Maggi, Fonte Oil music sale distribution, and amount charge per show.

All these puts together made her one of the richest female musicians in Africa. While the equivalent in naira is worth 3.5 billion as of 24th April 2020.

Who is richer between Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage?

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