She is a Savage

She is a Savage

Squally Colbert

Tiwa Savage

                                                             She is a Savage

                                        Many call her the “Queen of Afrobeats,” iconic Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage is a veteran in the game. Well known in the Nigerian, British and now the American music industries. Savage is a genius at fusing Afrobeats, Hip-Hop and R&B seamlessly, while gaining a fan base that is global.  Tiwa Savage is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, graduating with a degree in professional music in 2007. Signing her first publishing deal in 2009 with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. This deal saw her collaborating with the likes of Fantasia, Monica and the legendary Babyface. Four years later Savage dropped her debut studio album Once Upon a Time (2013) and has been blazing the charts ever since. With such singles as “Kele Kele Love“, “My Darlin“, “Standing Ovation” and “All Over“.  

In 2020 she would release her third studio album “Celia”. It produced four singles “Attention“, “Dangerous Love“, “Koroba“, and “Temptation”. While listening to the album, I couldn’t help but notice Savage’s artistic growth on this album. She’s a confident unapologetic strong Nigerian woman. She reworks the imagination of what a Nigerian female artist should look like and owning her sex appeal in a way that is rare in conservative Nigerian audience. Evolving her image and becoming a trailblazer in the Afrobeat scene, while cementing her iconic status in a male-dominated music scene. A year later, Savage followed this up with the 2021 EP Water & Garri. The album would continue her brand of girl power, while adding some big names like American rapper Nas (“Work Fada”) and the vocal bible Brandy, on the Billboard hit song “Somebody’s Son” reaching #19 on the US Adult R&B Songs Chart. Tiwa Savage is breaking down doors for female artists in the Afrobeat music scene. Creating and taking up more space for females in this genre. She literally gave me life while cooped up at home during the pandemic. And I know she’s doing the same for females all over the world.

Squally Colbert =]

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