Tiwa Savage laments being born woman on Instagram

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Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage

MAVIN Queen, Tiwa Savage has lamented about how hard it is to be a woman in Africa.

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The award wining singer took to her Instagram page, indicating she is going through some hard times.

The mother of one in her post said she was tired of fighting and almost at the point of giving up.

On her Instagram page, she wrote; “It’s a sin to be a woman in Africa.

“I feel like giving up, tired of fighting, tired of proving myself, tired of smiling.”

Afropop, R&B and Soul singer Tiwa Savage was born in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State on February 5, 1980.

Her family relocated to London when she was 11 years old. While attending high school, she was a trombone player for her school's orchestra band.

Tiwa Savage who sings in Yuroba and English had a healthy upbringing; she grew up in a multicultural setting due to her migration from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, and from the United Kingdom to the United States.

After graduating with a degree in Business administration from the University of Kent, Savage started working at The Royal Bank of Scotland.

She did backup vocals for George Michael at the age of 16, and lent vocals to other musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, Ms. Dynamite, among others.

Furthermore, the graduate of Berklee College of Music has performed on stage with Sting, 50 Cent, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Robbie Williams and Destiny's Child, to name a few.

Her debut studio album, Once Upon a Time, was released on July 3, 2013. It was supported by the singles Kele Kele Love, Love Me (3x), Without My Heart, Ife Wa Gbona, Folarin, Olorun Mi and Eminado.

Tiwa Savage's second studio album, R.E.D, released on December 19, 2015 produced singles such as My Darlin', African Waist and If I Start To Talk.  

As a multiple-award winning singer, her achievements include an MTV Africa Music Award, two The Headies Awards, one Channel O Music Video Award, one Nigeria Music Video Award, and two City People Entertainment Awards.