This weeks’ #crosscultureswednesday:

Nigeria’s Queen of Pop Tiwa Savage recently released her video for the vibrant and eclectic song “Sugarcane,” bearing the same name as her 3rd album Sugarcane. She’s definitely no stranger to the afrobeat music scene and reps her Naija roots wherever she’s performing!

Tiwa has a lengthy history working with music greats and is continuously growing her ever expanding career. After completing her studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Tiwa moved to New York City and wrote and performed vocals for Frank Ocean, Babyface and Whitney Houston. Soon enough she decided to be in full control of her music career and we are so happy she did! She tapped into Africa’s afrobeat market and hasn’t looked back.

“It opened doors to people who weren’t necessarily from Africa or into the Afrobeats movement. I remember [singer/songwriter] Brandy came to Nigeria to do a show and somebody recommended my album to her and she loved it. I learnt that there’s beauty in bringing both markets together and I had the ability to do it.” Savage’s fearlessness in combining various genres paid off, earning her an abundance of award nominations including four Channel O Music Video Awards nominations, five World Music Award nominations, two Headies nominations, MTV Africa Music, BET & MOBO Award nominations and many more.

Get Tiwa’s full bio at http://rocnation.com/tiwa-savage/

Enough of that, get into this sugar rush! Sugarcane by Tiwa Savage


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