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Is Tiwa Savage signed to Jay Z’s Management Company – Roc Nation? Sources Say YES

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Tiwa SavageGood things loading for Tiwa Savage!

Bizzle Osikoya revealed today via his Instagram page that;

According to our Roc Nation sources, Jay Z, extremely impressed at Tiwa’s catalogue and profile, gave the go-ahead for the deal yesterday, put together by Roc Nation’s Briant Biggs and Shawn Pecas. So expect BIG things from Tiwa this year!

Already, Tiwa is scheduled to perform at the Made in America Concert this September, whose headliner will be Rihanna. Maybe a collaboration between both artistes is in the offing? We can only wait and see.

Roc Nation has offices in New York, London and Los Angeles, and is home to popular artistes such as Rihanna, Big Sean, DJ Khaled, among others.

Sounds like good news to us!
Congrats Tiwa.

74 Comments

  1. Tracey

    May 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

    This is a blessing after all she has been through

    • AmericanWonder

      May 25, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Mugs. She’ll just gather dust like Dbanj, isn’t he signed to Roc via Kanye’s label (pyramid scheme). You think the international market will tolerate 100% auto-tunned content from a newbie who claims she’s a female vocalist. She’s too old and outtashape for the international market, Adele she isn’t. Tiwa in a leotard reminds me of lil kim. Sorry.
      Jay is just looking to expand his customer base for his fledging Tidal service.

    • le coco

      May 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

      ya.. i have to agree with @ americanwonder… it may not always be the best idea…. But lets hope it all works out for the best… GOODlUCK TIWA

    • Queen Riri

      May 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Lol. And they only manage Rihanna. She isnt signed to any record label at the moment. No slavery things.

      I personally don’t see Rocnation as an organized record label. Goodluck to her if it’s a management deal.

    • Jessy

      May 25, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      No bad for a nearly 40 years old mother of 1 who continues to slay girls half her age!!
      AGE AINT NOTHING BUTA NUMBER! GIVE DEM TIWA!!
      so proud of her, live you life and keep reaching for the stars

    • Damilola

      May 25, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Hmmmm, not everything international is a blessing and definitely not Jay z related. He can barely manage his current artists let alone Tiwa. Naija artists should remain within nigerian industry bcos they don’t have what it takes to succeed on international market. This means no more Afrobeats and definitely no autotune. Unless you are a musical genius like Fela Kuti. But all this standing ovation, African waist, mediocre is not going to sell internationally. You see what happened when d’banj tried the Kanye route, it was an epic fail. Stay in Nigeria, do autotune Afrobeats that Nigerians enjoy and call it a day. Let them give you recognition in Nigeria. I’m warning you, Tiwa before you go ruin your career.

  2. Aboki

    May 25, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Hehe! really? God is wonderful

  3. King Bey

    May 25, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Congrats Tiwa…Baba God remember me too

  4. Hardwork

    May 25, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Wow Wow Wow. Hardwork ALWAYS pays. Just what I needed to get me to jump out of bed to finish writing that proposal!

  5. RIFF RAFF

    May 25, 2016 at 7:49 am

    That’s why there have been rumours of Tiwa quietly ending her contract with Mavins….if the Roc Nation deal is true, then, WHOA!
    Emulating Beyoncé finally paid i see.
    Chica’s on E! and now this deal, This is getting interesting…

    • Chika Adams

      May 25, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Darling she is still with MAVIN. The RocNation deal is a management deal. Anyways the facts will soon be out so people can stop assuming things

  6. concerned

    May 25, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Where are all the people who were trying to ruin Tiwa’s career? Come and see oh! Who God has blessed, no man can curse. Special offetory for Tiwa on Sunday! This is a great blessing!!

    • Tosin

      May 25, 2016 at 9:43 am

      hardwork may pay but
      still don’t like her (music mostly).
      hopefully it stays away from me.
      cool.

  7. Bbbbbbb

    May 25, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Good for her she deserves a break.

  8. Bbbbbbb

    May 25, 2016 at 8:04 am

    P.s- don’t sell your soul though Tiwa.

  9. NationalSquirrel

    May 25, 2016 at 8:21 am

    What type of music do you sing that roc nation is signing you?
    They will drop you like kanye dropped dbanj
    About to ruin her own career like d banj. Ode

    Yoruba people oloju kokoro better to be a big fish in a smaller sea than a small fish eaten by big whales in a big sea

    • kay

      May 25, 2016 at 8:40 am

      you will be alright o.bitter soul.
      go Tiwa!

    • thatoneyorubagirl

      May 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

      I was about to call you an animal for your “Yoruba people” comment, but then I saw you already acknowledged that in your post name.
      You know what they say “If you can’t beat them, join them”

    • lillykane

      May 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      i agree

  10. NationalSquirrel

    May 25, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Lol seriously
    This girl is at the height of her career and she wants to kill it
    What is the correlation between your type of music and theirs??????
    Loooool
    Congrats sha oh
    About to be a has-been

    • Takeseveralseas

      May 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Pele, Aburo Teebillz

  11. NationalSquirrel

    May 25, 2016 at 8:25 am

    It’s like these americans don’t want an african musician to make as much money as they.
    They saw dbanj’s star rising, they quenched it
    Now they have seen tiwa’s own, they want to quench it
    Roc nation is not capable of doing her music justiice!
    Look at asa she didn’t sign up with some hip hop label!
    I can’t believe tiwa has been lured into their trap
    I’m actually sorry for her wowwww

    • Ebony

      May 25, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Asa’s music isn’t hip-hop, so they shouldn’t be so interested in a business deal with her.

      Wow!! Who did this makeup? Love it!
      BN you opened quotation mark, you didn’t close it. It’s confusing.
      And what does Bizzle mean by “according to our ROC Nation sources..” Is it official or not? If not, why are you already announcing?
      If yes, make it sound more convincing.
      Congratulations Tiwa
      You don’t have to abandon the Mavins for this though. I’m sure you’re wise.
      Mavins = family. This is 100% business

    • NationalSquirrel

      May 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Tiwa’s musiic isn’t hip hop either

  12. Funmi

    May 25, 2016 at 8:25 am

    It can only get better.Destiny can not be changed.Definitely the storm is over.Moving on to higher grounds.

    • NationalSquirrel

      May 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Destiny can be changed.
      It’s fate that is inevitable

  13. NationalSquirrel

    May 25, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Tiwa look before you leap o!!
    Better go and ask asa for advice on how she became international

  14. Sundè

    May 25, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Its a good one for her! but I still blv shes better of with mavin. Rock nation may not be able to give her the desire 9ja rythym needed to hit the entertainment market in Nigeria. Take dbanj as a case study.

  15. AANUOLUWAPO OYEDELE

    May 25, 2016 at 8:31 am

    so happy for her, go gurl

  16. TT

    May 25, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Now that’s what I’m talking about. Good news – A real definition of rising after a stumble.
    Congrat Tiwa

  17. The real Ibinabo

    May 25, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Everything has worked out in her favour. I thank God for your life Tiwa and I am happy Tbillz showed himself before this breakthrough. If not by now his manipulative antics could have even been worse and she wouldn’t have been able to leave him for the fear of her image being destroyed especially since she is now with Roc nation. May God bless you

  18. hezekina pollutina

    May 25, 2016 at 9:23 am

    hmmm….these hoes ain’t loyal…..

  19. Jubril

    May 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Urbanview broke the news and this is just copy and paste by Bizzle

  20. AmericanWonder

    May 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

    There are quite a few artists that would beg to differ, Roc is known for signing artists and not doing much with them. Rita Ora has been with them for years and only released one albumn (2012) & is now trying to get out of her contract because Jay can’t be bothered. Rihanna is mad pissed with Jay & Tidal, her recent albumn had it lowest chart entry ever because of Tidal’s exclusivity, it was only when it went spotify and itunes it started rolling.
    Jay probably thinks having a few african stars on his lable will get Africans signing up to Tidal. Good luck with that.

    • Tosin

      May 25, 2016 at 11:30 am

      lol but that Rihanna’s album was so wack, I still think she did it on purpose, because she did great stuff right before and right after. i know one day the truth will come out.
      and the Beyonce life is simply punishment, maybe she inspired Rihanna on anti, lol, I couldn’t finish her lemonade…tried two tracks, collabos with kendrick and with Jack White/Black that were ok, well done, later heard they were the best ones, and I haven’t had the courage to try more because the formation one was UnDoAble – tried twice.
      speaking of which, i really should listen to the album. nah. whatever.
      Funny enough, you know who did an all over the place, hard to describe work recently? Miley Cyrus. And it was free. Like she was just joking around, doing something for the fanbase. And as weird as it was at first listen, it is valuable and listenable.
      i dunno, big difference between money and music. i really hate crap music. hard to describe…and i love good music. i’m ok with ok music, but some of these folks – bey, tiwa – are just … patience and tolerance.

    • NationalSquirrel

      May 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      THANK YOUUUUUUUU
      Girl with brain

  21. Ariere

    May 25, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I hope she knows what shes getting into? I don’t know if i should congratulate her or to be wary. Its best I just keep quiet and observe.

    What i do know is its better to be a Big fish in a Little pond than bn an insignificant Fish in a vast Ocean.

    The American/ international audience won’t tolerate the vices of our local performers the way we accept them.

  22. pretty in pink

    May 25, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Teebillz can now go and jump off the bridge.

  23. xplorenollywood.com

    May 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I believe she should arm herself with her lawyer and business manager if she has a personal one and go thru the fine print of the document properly. Jay and the Rock have done great work, but we cannot and I repeat CANNOT over look the other artist in his label that haven’t been all that and then we add Tiwa to the mix! DON’T drop the Mavins oh, Don Jay, has a good head on his shoulders and is very business oriented. Be wise dear!
    Also congratulations, it is a mighty feat.

  24. Nana

    May 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Go Tiwa!!! Such a beautiful talented lady. You go n shine sista.
    #itsbettertobeselfmade

  25. nene

    May 25, 2016 at 11:57 am

    kanye west signed dbanj. nuff said.

    • NationalSquirrel

      May 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      LOOOOL he wasn’t even invited to the wedding.
      Them drop am!
      Some things are better admired from afar!
      I think Sony or virgin are the only labels capable of handling and managing indigenous foreign musicians successfully
      Not roc nation

      Jay z will murk her career so that she never even compares to beyonce
      You think doesn’t keep a check on who reminds her world wide fans of herself????
      The carter’s have heard tiwa savages gist and they want to ruin her
      Okay na we go see
      Snap shot my comments for future reference

  26. Chika Adams

    May 25, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Darling she is still with MAVIN. The RocNation deal is a management deal. Anyways the facts will soon be out so people can stop assuming things

  27. Prince

    May 25, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    If i start to talk, the blessings baba God give me, we no go end, my people we no go end….
    Congratulations TIwa

  28. Buzy

    May 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Even though her career might turn to dust as she signs with them, she will take advantage of what she can when this door opens for her. Stop hating and wish her well.

    • NationalSquirrel

      May 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      I hope so tbh. But they don’t need to be managing her.

  29. Chi

    May 25, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I want to write this without sounding negative .

    I hate the fact that as Africans we feel the need to be accepted by Westerners .

    In my own opinion Tiwa’s best tracks are when she sings in yoruba . Think about “Ife Wa Gbona” , not all this silly auto tune stuff she does saying ,” See you in the future , Ciara”.

    Look what happened to D’Banj they used to howl on Cruel Summer on ONE track called “In the Morning ” .

    Davido is truly doing much of nothing but acting like his normal self on social media , what has he dropped worthy of listening to since he signed his “multi million dollar deal ” . Nothing !!!!

    That’s why I pray Wizkid stays with his own Star Boy ting . Your music gets to the right ears when it’s suppose to .

  30. Cocodd1

    May 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Small minds what are you doing on this platform ..? Can’t you be happy for your fellow sisters success?. There is a saying Tiwa, a bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking ,because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings . Go Tiwa fly and believe in yourself .You’ve got all that it takes ?????????

    • wisest

      May 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Ode . People like you are enablers and yes men and give fluffy advice with no insight or substance.m
      All ye of dust brains

  31. GraceOfGOD

    May 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    @All,

    good afternoon dear ALL,

    when I read this POST my spirit was SAD, I mean VERY SAD. Jay-Z and his CLIQUE are ILLUMINATI members, DEVIL’s WORSHIPPERS and they don’t HIDE it. So when someone signs a CONTRACT with them, that person is signing a contract with the DEVIL. What shall it PROFIT a man to GAIN the WHOLE world and LOSE his SOUL? The SOURCE of your MONEY matters. Be CONTENTED with what you HAVE and NEVER accept “GIFTS” from the DEVIL because they are actually POISONS. HEAVEN or HELL the CHOICE is OURS. Have a great day and stay BLESSED 🙂 🙂 🙂

  32. Felinda

    May 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Tiwa, DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE. THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE IN YOUR LIFE
    AKATAS DO NOT RESPECT AFRICANS AND LIKE DBANJ YOU WILL BE SECOND CLASS CITIZEN. You are currently reigning in Africa – Keep it that way.

    Reading the comments why are some of you nigerians so goo goo gah gah like bafoons anytime you hear such news. Like its some achievement.. Anything american is an achievement in life abi. You are wrong.

    So you think Tiwa is going to be made into Beyonce or a Rihaannna by JayZ. Well think again. It will never happen. What happened to Dbanj, now he is the biggest joke and “has been” that ever was because of that huge mistake he made signing on with Jay – See his life now, while Don Jazzy is king of his own castle (Africa). Dbanj doesnt even get air play no where.

    .So what Tiwa after making it so big in Africa is now going to leave all of that to go sign with Jayz and compete thousands of R&B female singers in America

    Biggest mistake you will ever make Tiwa. NO matter how much money you are being offered. Turn it down. Remember there are many african girls who live abroad and yeaning to break into the Africa market too.

    This is why i love the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, who was once asked if she will consider Hollywood, she said absolutely NO, I dont want to go to HOllywood and be treated like a second class citizen sitting on the side bench like the many blacks in hollywood are., Hollywood is not my measuring yard stick for success.

    I just wanted to hug her when i read that interview.

    reading the comments sometimes many of you think like SLAVES. It saddening. See how some of you are getting orgasm because you heard Jayz is signing on Tiwa. Who is Jayz sef.

    • Kariba

      May 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      And what about Lupita? Isn’t she African and performing on an international stage? With a L’Oreal deal? How about Charlize Theron? Isn’t she South African too? I think you’re the one with a slave mentality. Yes, it definitely is an achievement for Tiwa to move from a national platform to an international platform. She will learn a lot more on that level and can always perform back in Nigeria but with higher standards. I wish her all the best. And as for you, you can stay in your hole and be scared to move forward. #ByeFelinda

  33. Felinda

    May 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Why is JayZ always trying to steal Don Jazzys Artist

  34. NationalSquirrel

    May 25, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Tiwa please come on here, read these comments. Meditate on them
    Fast and pray.
    Roc nation does it to rihanna
    They will keep your success “controlled” and “tamed”.
    Anything that hints at nearing, equaling or topping illuminati queen beyonce’s pedestal isi ruined!
    Dbanj had fela potential!
    He could have been THAT african star

    The Devil comes to steal and kill with fake Greek gifts wrapped in shiny cloth oh!!!!!
    Heeed!!!!!
    Kaiii
    Tiwa!!!!
    Leave those blood sucking risk nation people alone

  35. NationalSquirrel

    May 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    “Made in america” is a concert for stars that were literally made in america.
    You were Made In Nigeria.
    They did not make you
    Mmmh
    Mo ti soro tan

  36. NationalSquirrel

    May 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Sha bag a couple of endorsement deals from america sha
    S’all good

  37. Sherlie Holmes

    May 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I’m indifferent about this move for Tiwa. Sounds “Big” but why do I get a “all that glitters is not gold” feeling?

  38. Gina

    May 25, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I can see from reading the comments that many illiterates and bush folks living in NIGERIA are VERY HAPPY about this news

    America the heaven for nigeria bush illiterates or folks who have never traveled out.

    You guys are embarrassing to say the least..

    Eww

  39. Grace

    May 25, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Oh how people forget! Tiwa did not just start this music game today. May i remind you all Tiwa is a grammy nominated artist having been part of the writers for Fantasia’s collared green ( or some variant if that name) song. Prior to that she was cut from UK X factor a round before the live show selection. Someone relying in auto-tune alone could not have achieved this feat. This is well deserved in my books!

  40. Chi c

    May 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Yes o jay Z must have it out for Don Baba J

    • Chiamaka Benson

      May 25, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Shebi they know the Nigeria Population and Buying Power Globally and want a piece of the market too since Tidal Failed.

      So you think you can use Tiwa to revive your failed Tidal business cos some african will now finally sign up . Anuofia

      They think we are fools

      Tiwa if you dare take this satanic deal from this camel – know you are definitely REPLACEABLE – the are thousands of gorgeous naija home and abroad – ready to be groomed by Jazzy.

      By the way what does Tunde think about this. Besides him wanting to jump off bridge and eating edible catering tinz, We all know his opinion has always done you good when it comes to your career. So ask him what he thinks. (real genuine opinion – 45 million naira aside of the fact)

  41. Tunde

    May 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Tiwa put family before fame. Sort out your marriage first and forget all these enticing deals abroad. There are good deals here too.. Family matters.

    You can make it here in Nigeria – Let the Americans come here – nobody should be kissing their ass going there

    • Azazelle

      May 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Dude, the marriage is over and she has accepted it as such. Stop crying more than the bereaved.

  42. #CelebrityTell

    May 26, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Congrats Gal,The Sky Is Never Your Limit Ok.

  43. Md

    May 26, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Say whatever you want to say about tee biz, this is where his advise on Tiwa career is always good

  44. Cece

    May 26, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Mahn, all that glitters is not gold. Certainly not with Jay Z. It would even be safer for you to work with Dr Dre than him, success-wise.

    Tiwa, if this is true, you have not used your God given instincts well. I say this because your instincts should also remind you of the illuminati rumours surrounding him. But it’s your choice, anyway.

  45. Bonjela

    May 26, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Tiwa I am very happy 4 your new success, hence I really don’t support the Jay Z idea…..Please rethink before signing the contract. We need you more in Nija.

  46. estarian

    May 27, 2016 at 11:49 am

    tiwa savage I thought u started internationally, if u know u need d white folks seriously for u to succeed then why did you come to nigeria this people just want you under their feet…to you dis is success on your path but think of people who were there before you our uncle dbanj and bros davido who is now on his own. it is better to be a local champion than for you to be an international slave… goodluck girl if fail and if you succeed….Nigerians are on the watch!

  47. Tribe

    May 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Half the comment here sound sooo dumb.. They will hold her back sooo she is not better than Beyonce… Do people actually think before they start typing comments.. Tiwa or Rihanna cannot step to Beyonce vocally sooo how is she holding them back. Adele is selling records better than Beyonce, but on tour Beyonce sells out because she entertains the crowd.. Like common reasoning should make people know not to just comment whatever they think. And really Nigerians can talk about illuminati when all the bible reading and every Sunday church going Nigerians are all corrupt, wicked, envious and all round bad people..

  48. ebenezer codjoe

    May 27, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    amaizing girl

  49. DLA

    May 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    This is only supposed to be a management deal guys. Stop beefing out on this matter. And even if it was a record deal, what makes you think it will fail like D’banj’s? Stillnbelieve her record deal belongs with MAVINS RECORDS though. Gd lck. Anyhow na still a how…

    • Xaronn

      June 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

      OK is it just a management deal? Dies that mean she’s still with main records??? I’ve been asking this question but no definite answer

  50. Xaronn

    June 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

    If u ask me, it’s end of career for Tiwa Savage. MR is where u belong and Nigeria is ur home, remember, Home is Home…international deals does not favour everyone. I smell failure for u at this and don jazzy may not take u back. Pls rethink

  51. Divine Xaronn Nwachukwu

    June 8, 2016 at 9:36 am

    hmmm, I reserve my comments that moment I realized that all that glitters ain’t gold…. Don jazzy pls am a 25year old Nigerian Girl and am ever willing to be groomed under ur label. I respect u till the day after forever

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