Tiwa Savage becomes first Nigerian female singer to sign international deal with Universal Music Group.
Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the signing of Nigerian super star singer, Tiwa Savage. And as a result of this she has left the Don Jazzy Mavin Records.
This deal makes Tiwa Savage the first Nigerian female singer to be signed to the label. The deal will also feature her music in over 60 international countries through UMG.
Universal Music Group (UMG) also announced that Tiwa’s future projects will be executively produced by Efe Ogbeni of Regime Music Societe and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna.
Tiwa said “My biggest goal is to make Africa proud. I’m so excited for this moment and I’m thankful to Sir Lucian Grainge and my new UMG family for their belief in my dreams. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career and I’m more ready than I have ever been”.
The EVP market development for UMG, Adam Granite said, “We are looking forward to partnering with Tiwa and her team to help her music reach new audiences around the world. As one of Africa’s most successful, influential and dynamic singer songwriters, Tiwa has truly global ambitions and UMG is committed to helping her in achieving them”.
Meanwhile, Don Jazzy has also sent a farewell message to Tiwa Savage on Instagram “Our darling Tiwatope. We at Mavin would like to say a very big thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us, a friend, a sister. It’s been an epic journey with you and we are very proud of what we have achieved together.
“As you start this new chapter in your life we want you to know that we are solidly behind you and can’t wait for the world to see what we have always believed you can be. Your jersey as the First Lady of Mavin will forever be yours as we do not intend to fill that position with anyone else. We love you from the bottom of the heart and pray God’s blessings to continue to follow you. Amennnn”.