Tiwa Savage has been referred to as ‘the Beyonce of Africa’.
The Mavin Records singer has been enjoying a great musical year, enjoyinh her return to making music after her maternity leave in 2015. Her album “R.E.D”, has spawned a number of hit singles and recently, ‘Keys To The City’, remix, was premiered on Apple Beats 1 Radio.
Tiwa was referenced as the Beyonce of Africa by veteran US DJ radio host, Ebro Darden of Hot 97. He made the reference during an interview with Jamaican artiste, Beniton.
“Hopefully this plays out the way I’m dreaming it to play out. Which is, now that in the UK with Grime and it’s dancehall roots. Amd Skepta and his Nigerian roots, and Wizkid being from Nigeria, but also making the Drake ‘One Dance’, writing that record, and then there’s a Tiwa Savage which is like Beyonce of Africa, doing a record with Busy Signal.” Ebro said.
He continued: “My dream is that we finally get to a point in music where all African people on the continent is making records together. And it’s becoming mainstream. We have Caribbean Africans, Africans in the UK, Africans in America, all making records because, once again, everything we love today all comes from there, it’s their culture. It comes from the drum which all comes from Africa, so I would love to see that come full circle.”
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Tiwa Savage has shot the video for ‘Keys to the city’ (remix), featuring Jamaican dancehall superstar, Busy Signal. The video came at a huge personal cost. It was during the plans for the video, that she had a miscarriage in January 2016, in London.
The singer is also believed to be wrapping up an international management deal with rap mogul Jay Z’s Roc Nation.