Tiwa Salvage

Tiwa Salvage

Enterprising Nigerian female music icon, Tiwa Savage, who co-wrote the track ?Collard greens and Cornbread? on Fantasia Barrino?s Grammy-nominated album Back to Me, arrived in Ghana on Monday.

This soulful diva who burst onto the African music scene in 2010 is in the country to feature in the latest video of Sarkodie.

The video, ?Ordinary Love?, is on Sarkodie?s third album which is expected to be released in August this year.

Reports available indicates that Sarkodie?s music video, being directed by Gyo of Phamous Philms, will be shot on some selected locations in Accra.

Tiwa Savage, born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria is a graduate from Berklee College of Music and she is currently signed to Sony USA record label.

Tiwa, who has worked with a number of music producers in the Nigerian music industry, began her music in the UK touring as a background singer for artistes such as Mary J. Blige, Sting, George Michael, Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls.

The charming Tiwa Savage owns her own record label, 323 Music Entertainment, with her partner TJ.

Her chart-topping debut single, ?Kele-Kele Love? quickly captured the public?s imagination in a manner not quite seen before. Ms. Savage?s sultry tones, pulsating dance moves and electric stage presence quickly saw her rise to the top of the industry.

Numerous accolades were to follow including a City People Entertainment Award for ?Female Musician of the Year? in 2011, ?Best R&B Soul Song? for ?Kele Kele Love? at the Afrotainment Museke Online Music Awards, ?Most Stylish Female Artiste? at the FAB Magazine Awards and ?Most Promising Act? at the Dynamix Youth Awards.

Ms. Savage was nominated for more awards following the success of her second single ?Love Me 3x? including ?Most Gifted Female Video? at the Channel O Music Awards, ?Female Musician of the Year? and ?Song of the Year? for ?Love me 3x? at the TUSH Youth Awards and ?Next Rated? at the 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards.

By George Clifford Owusu

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