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From her Primary School to her Family Church…WATCH Tiwa Savage on CNN African Voices



Over the past few days, Tiwa Savage has been making Nigeria proud with high profile appearances and a major performance at the Essence Magazine event in Los Angeles.

CNN African Voices recently interviewed the Nigerian music star and she gave them a look into her life before the bright lights and superstardom.

From her primary school – University of Lagos Staff School to her family church – Methodist Church City Mission in Surulere where she began nurturing her singing career.


@tiwasavage on @cnn #AfricanVoices ・・・ Don't know what I've done to deserve all this but God I thank you ??

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@tiwasavage ・・・ I am truly grateful to @cnn @cnnafrica God bless you for this piece

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@tiwasavage on @cnnafrica #AfricanVoices Mummy is going to make you proud JamJam #CNN #TiwaSavage

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  1. Anne

    February 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    DIdn’t know you started from church. God blessed you with a good voice. Please use it for His glory. We will all give an account .

  2. critique

    February 12, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Sigh. If only she realized how much more powerful it would be to speak with a Nigerian accent while on the world platform. it would be a huge step in encouraging Nigerians to be proud of themselves and their accents. But this fake british accent that all our celebrities see as a sign of status…. it’s killing me.

    Other than that, good job Tiwa. lots of PR

    • Onika

      February 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Haba! She was mainly speaking with a Naija accent, and since she also grew up in London, you can hear small hints of a British accent. Yes, some celebs form unnecessary accents, but let those who genuinely are products of two societies be themselves.

    • inana

      February 13, 2017 at 12:04 am

      shutup your mouth

    • tobi

      February 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      Her britico accent comes from living , schooling and working there. So there is no faking. Shes one of those people who can switch accents. Shes on a world stage you think shes gonna give up the oppportunity to communicate with a vast majority of people because of a small minded spiteful nobody like you. I mean can you not understand what she is saying. She dont need to validate her nigerianess to you her talent already reflects it. you are a nigerian how far how many nigerian languages do you speak. im yoruba and spesk igbo in the words of Onyeka Owenu and on behalf of Tiwa- Onye ife m newe iwe ya biko wegbuo ya. Osukosu nwa nkpi ya biko sugbuo ya .Selense mtchewww.

    • ec

      February 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      we cant force unnecessary accent down her throat.

      Tiwa is a brand having equal amounts of everything. her style is on point.

    • Jaygirl

      February 12, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      It’s because of people you that God went to heaven to stay. You can never be pleased.

    • See

      February 12, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Tiwa is one Nigerian who has deliberately toned down her British Accent since she moved back to Naija. She’s not trying to fake what isn’t there. I’ve seen a you tube video Tiwa posted waaay before she came back and believe me, the way she speaks now, she’s Nigerianized her accent.

    • Sibo

      February 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      She’s a Nigerian GIRL who is on CNN for her TALENT . That alone is what I call INSPIRATIONAL and POWERFUL. I for one do not see the relevance of accent. But then again I am not one to be moved or intimidated by accent. As long as you can get your message across that’s good enough for me.

  3. Rant

    February 12, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Critique sometimes you need not be so critical especially of people you don’t know. Don’t be those who are so quick to run people down its very off putting. Love and let live. As someone rightly said she spent her developmental years in London. She’s even trying because some won’t have any Naija accent.
    The world is even more fluid now than before and so fixating on accents is superficial because accents are fine a dozen. Only those with an inferiority complex think foreign accents give you status.
    We should be more concerned about people’s characters

  4. Rant

    February 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    *Live and let live…and love even though it was a typo lol

  5. Rant

    February 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm


  6. Meena

    February 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Woah so happy for Tiwa. Keep it up with the good work.

  7. Anonymous

    February 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Profound.I love this young woman.

  8. Prince

    February 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Tiwa is a big inspiration and i thank God for His grace upon her life. She’s breaking boundaries and setting new ones.
    Your best years are ahead and not behind TIWA. This is just the beginning.

  9. tunmi

    February 14, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I’m loving the purple

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