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Watch As Tiwa Savage Walks At The Runway At Naomi Campbell’s “Fashion For Relief” Show

Supermodel, Naomi Campbell held her annual Fashion For Relief event at the British Museum on September 14, 2019, in London, England.

Fashion for Relief is a charitable organization founded in 2005 that has raised funds for various environmental and humanitarian causes. It holds events in association with the London-based non-profit organization CARE.

This year’s event which held during the ongoing London Fashion Week featured Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage as one of the models as she walked the runway for a good cause.

The “49-99” crooner shared the exciting news via her Instagram page while saying a big “thank you to the Queen” Campbell for the opportunity.

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Lifestyle:Tiwa Savage Dressed Like Woman From Osun Lineage in New Photoshoot

Popular Nigerian Musician, Tiwa Savage dressed like a woman from Osun lineage in a new photoshoot as she pays a visit to Island record music in the United Kingdom.

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Music:Tiwa Savage Explains Reasons Behind New Single 49-99

At first, a few people thought it was an album, but it’s a single which is set to drop later today at 4:00 pm GMT. A listening party was also held for the single in London, England, UK on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.During the listening party, she had a Q&A session during which she revealed what ‘49-99’ means. According to her, ’49-99′ stands for ‘Forty nine, ninety-nine’ and not ‘Four thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine’ or ‘Four nine nine nine.’

Explaining the reasoning behind it, she says, “It’s a phrase that was coined by the godfather of afrobeats, Fela Kuti. It means, ‘49 sitting, 99 standing.’ Errm, suffering and smiling. For those who are not Nigerian, we have these transit buses which we call a ‘molue’ and it has 49 seats.

“So instead of it to have 49 people to commute to work and back, you have 49 people sitting and double that standing, hanging… That’s just a reflection of the economy and the imbalance with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. So the song, even when you first listen to it – it’s a great record (laughs) – it’s one you can zanku to and dance to.

But I wanted something; I wanted my first global single to have a message that we are suffering and smiling and music is a powerful tool. And I wanted a title which could be a conversation starter like 49 people sitting and 99 people standing… like we’re suffering and smiling.”People then clapped for her. During the chat, she also explained the process and thought behind the song. She explains how she was in her room and got a call from Pheelz and Olamide who told her, “We created something and we think you should come and listen to it.”

On getting to the studio, she thought Olamide was trying to feature her on song. But then, when she heard the beat, she thought, “A spaceship (lift off). So I said, ‘let me sit down (laughs).”

During the chat, she also gave a shout-out to her fellow African female artists like Yemi Alade, Omawumi, Teni, Niniola, Waje and so forth.Currently, she’s doing an interview in New York City, New York, US.You can watch her discussion on ‘4999’ below;

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Tiwa Savage pulls out of South African music festival over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians

Tiwa Savage has announced that she won't be taking part in a music festival organised by DSTV billed to take place in South Africa this month amid xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.[Instagram/TiwaSavage]

Instagram/Tiwa SavageTiwa Savage has announced that she won’t be taking part in a music festival organised by DSTV billed to take place in South Africa this month amid xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.[Instagram/TiwaSavage]

Tiwa Savage sends a message to South Africa by pulling out of a music festival she was billed to perform in the country.

Tiwa Savage has announced that she won’t be taking part in a music festival organised by DSTV billed to take place in South Africa this month amid xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.

The music star made this known via her Twitter page on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. While expressing her displeasure over the gruesome attacks on Nigerians she revealed that she won’t be performing at the DSTV Delicious Festival in Johannesburg.

“I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason, I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this,” she tweeted.

She went on to say that even though she was paid to perform at the Festival, the xenophobic attacks in South Africa is a serious one that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

“But yet I was booked to perform at the festival. This is a serious issue were NO ONE wins when blood is shed whether old videos or not. The issue needs to be resolved. We Africans (including South Africans) need each other,” she concluded.

Tiwa Savage has announced that she won't be taking part in a music festival organised by DSTV billed to take place in South Africa this month amid xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.[Instagram/Tiwa Savage]

Tiwa Savage has announced that she won’t be taking part in a music festival organised by DSTV billed to take place in South Africa this month amid xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.[Instagram/Tiwa Savage]

Just like Tiwa Savage, a number of Nigerian celebrities have expressed their displeasure over the xenophobic attacks on its citizens and other foreigners by South Africans.

Genevieve Nnaji reacts to xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Genevieve Nnaji has joined the growing list of celebrities who have aired their voices on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.[Instagram/GenevieveNnaji]

Genevieve Nnaji has joined the growing list of celebrities who have aired their voices on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.[Instagram/GenevieveNnaji]

The movie star took to her Instagram page on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, where she shared a long post on the trending topic.

According to her, these people who have continued killing Nigerians have time without numbers shown us who they truly are and its time for us to stand up and let them know who we are.

“A life with us isn’t the worse thing. They need to see one without us.📌 They’ve shown us countless times who they are. Let’s believe them. It’s time to show them who we are. But most importantly, it’s time we believed in ourselves. They see our potential; our greatness. We need to see it too. It’s tough out here I know, but sooner than later we’ll have to realize it’s all we’ve got. We have to make sure our energy and resources are beneficial to all things Her🇳🇬. We can’t ignore the signs much longer. Change is inevitable. Let us stay 💯 ahead of it. #LongliveNigeria ✊🏿❤️” she wrote.

Genevieve Nnaji has joined the growing list of celebrities who have aired their voices on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.[Instagram/GenevieveNnaji]

Genevieve Nnaji has joined the growing list of celebrities who have aired their voices on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.[Instagram/GenevieveNnaji]

Genevieve Nnaji’s latest comments are coming on the heels of the recent developments in South Africa where Nigerians and other foreigners are attacked and murdered in cold blood.

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Working With Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Produces Hit Songs

If you are making a list of Nigeria’s top music producers, Ben’Jamin Obadje, aka Spellz, will definitely make the cut.The beat maker who has produced songs for artistes such as Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, told Saturday Beats that his synergy with both artistes makes it possible to come up with hit records. He said, “It’s been an amazing journey. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and I have a synergy that works every time. We understand what needs to be done on a record and go all out for it.”

Asked about his ‘recipe’ for making hit songs, Spellz stated, “Apart from possessing the unique skill to make good music, I would say experience, and understanding one’s audience works. I make sure I bring out the best in individual artistes, and this takes a lot of discipline. But, most producers don’t have that patience.”Speaking further, he added that success didn’t come for him overnight. “Honestly, I knew I had something special to offer and I worked hard to get to where I am today. Success didn’t come overnight or by accident. It took hard work and dedication,” he said.

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Here are the 10 most followed Nigerian artists on YouTube (as of August 1, 2019)


The list includes Wizkid, Davido, Tekno, Tiwa Savage and other acts. 

Davido is the most followed Nigerian act on YouTube. (Instagram/Davidoofficial)
Davido is the most followed Nigerian act on YouTube. (Instagram/Davidoofficial)

Nigeria might be the poverty capital of the world, but we still consume copious amounts of data.

Yes, YouTube numbers of our major artists are not as impressive as that of some of their western or latin counterparts, but some still have good numbers. Due to one thing, YouTube numbers are now more important than they were; YouTube content monetization – Creatives now get paid for their content.

That’s why it is worth celebrating that Yemi Alade hit one million subscribers and Davido hit 500 million in total views.

On the matter of subscribers, here are the most followed Nigerian artists on YouTube as of 2:09 pm on August 1, 2019;

10) Tiwa Savage

Subscriber: 401,238 subscriber

Mummy Jam Jam is the songbird that thrills with the lyrical maneuver of a veteran and the soul of a teenager. She makes things seem easy and sometimes, it feels like she doesn’t get enough credit.

Nonetheless, her fans appreciate her. Her numbers on YouTube are not to be messed with. Her most watched video, ‘Ma Lo’ featuring Wizkid and Spellz has been streamed over 38 million times on YouTube.

Her 2017 smash hit, ‘All Over’ has also been streamed more than 30 million times.

9) Runtown

Subscribers: 407,625 

In 2016, the singer had what was possibly the biggest African song. He was crooning, but had to slow down after roadblocks blocked his ascension.

The smash hit, ‘Mad Over You’ has been viewed more than 91 million times on YouTube.

8) Olamide

Subscribers: 451,893 subscribers

The modern king of the streets is slowly hitting veteran status. After seven albums and one collaboration album with Phyno, he deserves some break. Nonetheless, with two songs and one other collaboration, he boasts of three videos that have passed the million mark.

His most viewed video remains the 2016 mega-hit, ‘Wo,’ has more than 26 million views on YouTube. 

7) Burna Boy

Subscribers: 452,695 subscribers

He launched, he got fans, then he soiled his hands in infamy. But now, he’s back churning out quality songs and albums.

There is no stopping him. His equal parts love, equal parts unbridled lewd talk single, ‘On The Low,’ has been watched over 40 million times on YouTube.

6) Mr Eazi

Subscribers: 608,972

The Nigerian artist most likely to hit a billion self-made dollars, the man has been waxing stronger, using his music as a canvas on which to writer a timeless story.

Born Tosin Ajibade, his most viewed video on YouTube is ‘Leg Over.’

5) Wizkid

Subscribers: 839,920

Wizkid is arguably the greatest Nigerian act of his generation. His claim might even threaten to have Africa in its grasp. What we can’t debate is his impact as an artist.

After launching on to the scene with smash hit, ‘Holla At Your Boy’ and his classic debut album, Superstar, he had an unprecedented three-year run – from 2011 – 2013 – where everything he touched turned to gold.

This culminated in featuring on Drake’s 2016 chart topper, ‘One Dance.’ Since then, he has worked with a lot of foreign acts.

4) Yemi Alade

Subscribers: 1,025,167

Some will deem it arguable, but it’s not. Yemi Alade is the modern day, premier African female act. She had been bubbling under before, but her single, ‘Johnny’ which now has over 100 million views on YouTube was her claim to fame.

A few weeks ago, she was celebrated for hitting the one million subscriber milestone.

3) Tekno

Subscribers: 1,081,783

This might be a bit surprising to a few Nigerians, but facts are facts. After his 2016 run where he had five hits back-to-back within 12 months, Nigerians should learn not to underrate this man.

A few weeks ago, he was one of the few Nigerians to feature on Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album. While the multi-talented musician and performer has slightly slowed down, the checks must still be rolling in.

2) P Square

Subscribers: 1,254,483

Although now separated, brothers Peter and Paul Okoye otherwise known as P Square got divided by what many can’t confirm.

At the height of their reign, they are not just the top music acts from Africa, they had legitimate claim to be named the top African acts. With performances brimming with boundless energy and impeccable vocal capabilities, they serenaded women with love songs and men with their artistry.

When P Square had YouTube videos with 20 million views, most Nigerian acts were struggling to hit one million.

1) Davido

Subscribers: 1,654,586

In 2010, a precocious 18-year-old literally jumped onto the scene with a Naeto C feature on a single, titled, ‘Back When.’ Since then, hits have fought to displace one another, accolades keep rolling in and so is acclaim.

With his status as an act with incredible success comes following. He tops this list as the Nigerian act with the most subscribers. One could wager that his numbers skyrocketed after his unprecedented 2017 run.

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Beyonce releases Lion King album ft Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Eazi, and others


Beyonce has released the much anticipated Lion King album which features several Nigeria artists.

Beyonce releases Lion King album ft Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Eazi, and others [Instagram/Beyonce]
Beyonce releases Lion King album ft Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Eazi, and others [Instagram/Beyonce]
The much-awaited Lion King album from one of the world’s most talented artists, Beyonce has been released.

The album dropped today Friday, July 19, 2019, and has several Nigerian artists on its feature list including WizkidBurna BoyTiwa SavageYemi AladeEazi and a host of other African acts.

The album, Lion King: The Gift, is a collection of music inspired by the 2019 remake of the classic Disney movie ‘Lion King.’ Wizkid is featured on a song titled, ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ alongside Beyonce’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce, and Saint Jhn.

Beyonce releases Lion King album ft Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Eazi, and others [Instagram/Beyonce]

Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Tekno all give a very interesting mix to the album as they sing in different languages about embracing blessings in ‘JA ARA E,’ ‘DONT JEALOUS ME‘ and ‘KEYS TO THE KINGDOM.’

You can listen to the full album HERE

Beyonce also worked with some of America’s biggest talents like Kendrick Lemar, Tierra Whack and husband, JAY-Z to make this project a fantastic one.

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Tiwa Savage and Zlatan’s release ‘SHOTAN’

The might just be the song of the season. 

Tiwa Savage and Zlatan releases 'SHOTAN.' (Instagram/zlatanibile)
Tiwa Savage and Zlatan releases ‘SHOTAN.’ (Instagram/zlatanibile)

Artist: Zlatan featuring Tiwa Savage 

Song Title: SHOTAN

Genre: Afrobeats

Date of release: July 11, 2019

Album: TBA

Producer: Spellz 

Label: TBA

Details/Takeaway: A day ago, Pulse wrote about Zlatan’s announcement of this single. In what will mark their respective first exclusive collaboration, Zlatan and Tiwa Savage drop this banger. 

In English, ‘SHOTAN’ means ‘Is that all?’ Usually, it is a language that reeks of ego and confidence. It is also the demeanour to someone who likes ‘showing himself.’ 

You can listen to the song below;

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Don Jazzy Pens Touching Tribute As Tiwa Savage Departs Mavins For Universal Music Group

After seven years, the musical relationship between Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy’s Mavins Global has come to an end as the singer signed an exclusive global recording agreement with Universal music group, an international record label.

Tiwa Savage had a great run in 2018 as she made history as the first female to win the Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards and also became the first African female to sell out at London’s Indigo.

Although 2019 has been a silent year for her, as she is yet to release an official single, this new announcement means her fans can expect some new music from her.

Don Jazzy took to his Instagram page on Thursday to announce that the singer would forever be remembered and cherished at Mavin.

“We would like to say a very big thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us, a friend, a sister. It’s been an epic journey with you and we are very proud of what we have achieved together,” he said.

“As you start this new chapter in your life, we want you to know that we are solidly behind you and can’t wait for the world to see what we have always believed you can be. Your jersey as the First Lady of Mavin will forever be yours as we do not intend to fill that position with anyone else. We love you from the bottom of heart and pray GOD’s blessings continue to follow you. Amennnn.”

Announcing the deal, Adam Granite, EVP market Development, Universal Music Group, said: “We are looking forward to partnering with Tiwa and her team to help her music reach new audiences around the world.”

Speaking on her arrival to the label, Tiwa Savage, said: “My biggest goal is to make Africa proud. I’m so excited for this moment and I’m thankful to Sir Lucian Grainge and my new UMG family for their belief in my dreams. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.”

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WAOW!!! Tiwa Savage Signs International Deal With UMG

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment has announced an exclusive global recording agreement with Nigerian pop star, Tiwa Savage.

Under the agreement, Tiwa’s future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Making history as the first female to win the Best African Act by the MTV European Music Awards and becoming the first African female to sell out London’s Indigo, 2018 was a truly memorable year for Mummy Jam Jam.

In December, Tiwa was handpicked by Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin to perform alongside Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Jay Z live at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg.

Tiwa was also named one of the world’s Top 100 Inspirational Women in Fashion by Vogue US then later featured in British Vogue’s December 2018 issue as one of 10 women that are changing the face of music globally.

A resilient force within Africa’s ever-growing entertainment industry, she has also managed to carve a career as a reputable songwriter, conquering the charts in Africa whilst balancing her roles as an entrepreneur, mentor and mother.

Throughout summer 2019, Tiwa will play a string of international festivals including the UK’s Wireless Festival, Afropunk in Paris and Oh My! Festival in Amsterdam.

Tiwa Savage said,

“My biggest goal is to make Africa proud. I’m so excited for this moment and I’m thankful to Sir Lucian Grainge and my new UMG family for their belief in my dreams. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.”

Adam Granite, EVP Market Development, Universal Music Group said, “We are looking forward to partnering with Tiwa and her team to help her music reach new audiences around the world.”