Last week Ladybrille shared the news that M.A.C Cosmetics, a global cosmetic giant headquartered in New York City, would be launching in Lagos next month. The launch comes as a result of a deal brokered between M.A.C South Africa and Essenza, the leading beauty and fragrance retail outlet in Nigeria. As part of M.A.C Nigeria’s launch party on February 7th, 2013, the brand has hired reigning Nigerian R &B Princess, Tiwa Savage, to perform at the much anticipated event.
“Tiwa Savage was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Singer/songwriter signed to Sony USA record label. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007 and has since then been working with music producers in the industry. Tiwa began her music in the UK touring as a background singer for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Sting, George Michael, Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls. She participated in the X-Factor, reaching the top 24.
Savage wrote Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah,” Kat Deluna’s “Push Push”, Fantasia’s “Collard Greens & Cornbread,” and performed background vocal credit on Whitney Houston’s album I Look to You.
She featured in a song called “Oyi by (Nigeria’s Flavour.”
On the business end Tiwa set her own 323 imprint with entrepreneur Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun and currently signed to Sony ATV as a songwriter. [S]he has also collaborated with Chuck Harmony (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige), Warren “Oak” Felder (Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez), and producer So Sick (Da Grin) just to name a few, on her debut. Weaving an eclectic collision of influences on her record, the Nigerian native (who prepares to launch her freshman album) says her album will blend “songs in my native language Yoruba and some straight up R&B soulful pop records.”
[A]lthough Savage has not yet set a specific release date for the album, she has released the singles Love Me (4x), Kele Kele Love, (Ife Wa Gbona), which are both sung partly in English and partly in Yoruba, her native language.”
Check out a video of Savage performing her 2012 hit song ‘Ife We Gbona ft. Leo Wonder”
Photocredit: Tiwa Savage