Tiwatope Savage was born 5 February 1980.She is professionally known as Tiwa Savage. She is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. She currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Tiwa Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012. She also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016. She co-wrote the track "Collard Greens & Cornbread" off Fantasia Barrino's Grammy-nominated album, Back to Me. She was featured on Solar Plexus, a compilation album released by Mavin Records. Also Her debut studio album Once Upon a Time was released on 3 July 2013. It was supported by seven singles: "Kele Kele Love", "Love Me (3x)", "Without My Heart", "Ife Wa Gbona", "Folarin", "Olorun Mi" and "Eminado". Savage's second studio album R.E.D was released on 19 December 2015. It was supported by two singles: "My Darlin" and "Standing Ovation". In September 2017, Savage released her debut extended play Sugarcane. It was also supported by two singles: "All Over" and "Ma Lo". Savage sings in English and Yoruba. Her contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry has earned her several achievements, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act. In May 2019, Savage announced her record deal with Universal Music Group and exit from Mavin Records.
In celebration of Nigeria's 52nd independence, Savage performed her rendition of "Arise, O Compatriots" for Ndani Sessions. In November 2012, she collaborated with Waje, Praiz, Timi Dakolo and Pamela Egoh on the Ovation Red Carol theme song "Higer".In December 2011, Savage co-hosted the second season of Nigerian Idol alongside IllRymz. Moreover, she made her film debut with Joke Silva and Ireti Doyle in the stage adaptation of For Coloured Girls.