Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has signed an international recording deal with Universal Music Group (UMG).
The group announced through their official Instagram account that they were “thrilled to welcome Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars to the Universal Music Group Family”.
Under the agreement, Savage’s future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Following the deal, 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 and I’m more ready than I have ever been.”
On how she felt about the deal, she said, “It’s like a dream and more importantly it means that I’m part of the legacy, I’m part of a huge engine and it’s definitely an honor.”
UMG is an American global music corporation and is the world leader in music-based entertainment.
The deal marked the end of her seven years contract with Mavin Records owned by renowned producer, Don Jazzy.
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#ThankYouTiwa… #Repost @donjazzy ・・・ Our darling Tiwatope. We at Mavin 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. 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. #Mavin @tiwasavage
In 2018, she made history by being the first female to be awarded the Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards.
That same year, she became the first African female act to sell out London’s Indig02.
In December 2018, she was picked by Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin to perform alongside Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Jay Z live at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg to a 70,000 in celebration of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
The “Kelekele’’ crooner has described the deal as a “new era” for her and her music career.
With 100 million streams, Nigerian singer Yemi Alade up for Grammy
The singer, who recently dropped her album ‘Woman of Steel’, took to social media to celebrate the great news as she aims to move her musical career to global stage.
“We are up for Grammy Award consideration. Reaching out to all voting members @recordingacademy to consider my Album ‘Woman of Steel’ for Best World Music Album.
“This has been an incredible project and I would love to celebrate it with all of you.
The songwriter was being considered for a Grammy Award due to the fact that she has acquired over a million global streams.
Also, for being the first afro beat female to have over 100 million views on a single video which is her hit single ‘Johnny’
The singer has several landmark achievements, which include BET, MTV African Music Award and MOBO awards as well as changing the narratives with her music outside the shores of Africa.
She was recently listed as one of the most influential people in Africa in 2018, as she is being introduced as ‘Mama Africa’.
Her 2013 single Johnny, with over 100 million views is still the most viewed video by any African artiste on YouTube six years after its release.
Alade is the only female Afro beat artiste with this record without any collaboration.
Ghanaian singer features Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage in ‘Yes I Do’
Davido to drop second song with Chris Brown on October
Nigerian singer, Davido has announced dropping a new song with American R&B singer Chris Brown next week.
The music star made this announcement via Twitter
“New @ChrisBrown x OBO next week!!!! KIDDO KIDDO @KIDDOMINANT!!”
— Davido (@iam_Davido) September 26, 2019
The song would however be the second major song collaboration between Davido and Chris Brown.