Aphro D’ija Mad At Don Jazzy As He Vows To Tiwa Savage Never To Give First Lady Jersey To Anyone Else
It is no longer news that the First Lady of Mavin Records, Tiwa Savage has left the group and has signed up with Universal Music Group. In an emotional state, her former boss, record label executive, Don Jazzy took to Instagram to share a heartwarming message to the diva. Savage, who just signed a deal with Universal Music Group on Thursday was associated with Mavin Records for seven years, having joined in 2012.
Don Jazzy took to his Instagram account to post a “Thank you for an amazing seven years” photo which he captioned, “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 the heart and pray GOD’s blessings to continue to follow you. Amennnn.”
Her deal with UMG makes her the first Nigerian female act to be signed to the label. 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 Indigo O2. 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 audience in celebration of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
Tiwa Savage was born in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State. Her family relocated to London when she was 11 years old. While attending high school, she was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band. Savage graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Kent and started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland. She did Back up vocals for George Michael at the age of 16 and lent vocals to other musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, and Ms. Dynamite, amongst others. Furthermore, she performed on stage with Sting, 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams, and Destiny’s Child, to name a few.