All Music Comes From Africa – Tiwa Savage


Nigerian international superstar Tiwa Savage has given her insights into Afrobeats’ global success.

In an interview on Kiss Fresh, award-winning superstar Tiwa Savage talked about her debut feature film ‘Water & Garri’ which she starred in and executive produced.

According to Savage, she felt it was the right time to spread her creative wings beyond music, and working on the movie offered her that opportunity. The film titled ‘Water & Garri’ was released on May 10, 2024, alongside the soundtrack album that featured guest appearances from Ayra Starr, Young Jonn, Black Sheriff, and Cavemen, among others.

During the interview, Tiwa Savage was asked about how she felt collaborating with Brandy, the singer shared that it was a huge moment for her because the American RnB superstar was the reason she started singing.

Speaking on the global ascension of Afrobeats, Tiwa Savage stated that it was a full-circle moment because all music comes from Africa. Hence, it was only a matter of time before African music started getting the global attention it deserved.

While appearing on Kiss Fresh, Nigerian sensation Ayra Starr mentioned Tiwa Savage as one of the female African artists shining on the global stage. In response, Tiwa Savage described Ayra Starr as an amazing single and a genuine person she loves very much.

“There was one time I tweeted ‘I love Ayra,’ I’m obsessed with her. She’s amazing and genuine too,” Tiwa Savage said.

Tiwa Savage also expressed how proud she feels seeing Ayra Starr becoming the embodiment of a female sex symbol.

“It makes me emotional because when I started, I was criticised a lot for being too sexy and my lyrics being too risque. Seeing someone like Ayra now wearing the short skirt, I’m like, ‘Yeah! make it shorter!’ She looks amazing and is extremely talented. She’s a star.”

Tiwa Savage is one of Africa’s most popular artists who made history in 2023 she performed at the coronation of King Charles III. Tiwa Savage and Ayra Starr’s relationship has transcended into music with both singers collaborating on Tiwa Savage’s single ‘Stamina’ alongside Young Jonn.