Today, Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage shares her new album “Celia
” via Motown Records. Listen here
. The highly-anticipated third studio album further solidifies Tiwa’s position as one of the leading artists in the forefront pushing Afrobeats to a global audience. The 13-track album rhythmically entices one to dance and explores the many facets of femininity. Additionally, it speaks to the strong, modern woman that can be felt in Africa and globally.
Named after a strong woman – Tiwa’s Mother – “Celia
” is a mixed bag of emotions, but is always honest while showcasing Savage’s extraordinary vocal talent and prowess as a writer on all the tracks. In addition, the album features Academy and multi-GRAMMY Award-winning pop phenomenon Sam Smith on her classy sultry track “Temptation” along with her other singles the female empowering “Koroba
” and the hypnotizing “Dangerous Love
“Dangerous Love” marks Savage’s directorial debut as the song’s video finds Savage co-directing alongside Ibra Ake (Childish Gambino, Beyoncé) for a stunning visual shot in Lagos, Nigeria. Also, last week Tiwa made her US TV Debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with “Dangerous Love
” in a breathtaking outdoor performance which featured the 11-year-old Nigeran ballet dance sensation Anthony Mmesoma Madu
Celia demonstrates the incredible musical growth she’s experienced over the years. Celia also has Tiwa collaborating with the likes of Naira Marley, Stefflon Don, Dice Ailes, Davido, and Hamzaa along with Sam Smith. In addition, producer credits stem from London, Cracker Mallo, P2J, Sak Passe, Pheelz, Blaq Jerzee, Speroach Beats and more.
ABOUT TIWA SAVAGE
Born in Lagos, she grew up attending church with her parents and soon developed a love for performing, then relocated to London with her family at the age of 11. At the age of 16, she found herself singing backing vocals for George Michael – a turn of events that quickly led to working with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Emma Bunton, and Blu Cantrell. Through the years, Savage’s fearlessness in merging eclectic genres has more than paid off, earning her an abundance of awards and accolades. To that end, she made history in 2018 by becoming the first female to win the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act. She’s since garnered four Channel O Music Video Award nominations, five World Music Award nominations, and a multitude of nominations from the MTV Africa Music Awards, BET Awards, MOBO Awards, etc.
She’s also undertaken a number of philanthropic endeavors, supporting several youth engagement organizations and breast-cancer-screening projects across Nigeria and beyond. Additionally, Savage is very active in #JusticeForUwa, loudly voicing her disgust at the rape of a young girl in a church in Nigeria. Also, she created an Instagram account where rape victims can speak out.
1. Save My Life
2. Temptation (feat. Sam Smith)
3. Ole (feat. Naira Marley)
5. Bombay (feat. Stefflon Don & Dice Ailes)
6. Dangerous Love
7. Park Well (feat. Davido)
8. Us (Interlude)
9. FWMM (F*CK With My Mind)
10. Pakalamisi (feat. Hamzaa)
13. Celia’s Song
Celia is executively produced by Tiwa Savage & Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna
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