Tiwa Savage opens up on collaboration with British singer Sam Smith

Tiwa Savage opens up on collaboration with British singer Sam Smith

- Tiwa Savage has shared some interesting new details about her song with Sam Smith

- In a recent interview with Apple Music, she revealed that she never thought she could ever get the British singer on a track with her

- The top Nigerian singer who is set to release her album, Celia, also spoke about the inspiration for the name and cover

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has left many Nigerian music lovers excited about her forthcoming album, Celia.

She recently gave fans a taste of the album with her release of Temptation, a song British singer, Sam Smith featured on.

The Nigerian singer and Universal Music Group act joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to talk about the collaboration with Smith amongst other things.

Tiwa Savage opens up on collaboration with British singer Sam Smith

Tiwa Savage revealed the album was named after her mother. Photo credit: @tiwasavage, @samsmith
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She revealed that she did not think the collaboration was ever going to be possible even though she expressed to her manager she would love to feature the singer on a track.

However, 6 months later, her wish came true and for Tiwa, this changed the face of the project.

She said: "When I walked in, because we had a recording session with… We had nine rooms in a hotel and I had different pieces of writing, and I walked into this particular room and I heard this record, and I heard the chorus, and I was just like, “This song is so special.” I sat with it for days just trying to get the perfect topline.

And we did everything, and my label are like, “Which songs do you want to do a feature on?” And I said, “There is this one song that I hear an artist on,” and they were like, “Who is it?” I’m like, “I hear Sam Smith.” But I know that’s never going to happen. So, that’s it. We just walked away from it. I promise you, I wasn’t even thinking that anything was going to happen. Literally, I think maybe six months later, my manager calls me and my manager’s like, “Sam is going to do the record.” I said, “Sam who? What are you talking about?”

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Even still, I was just like, no, this is impossible. Five days later, she calls me and she pulls a Khaled on me. She says, “The vocals are in.” I opened my email, I heard it, and I literally had goosebumps, because we don’t know how amazing Sam is.

I was like, wow, this is incredible. And it just changed the whole face of the project. Do you know what I mean? Because this is really happening for afrobeat, not even just with Tiwa."

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Sam Smith who promoted the song on his Instagram page, expressed he had so much fun working on the song with her.

The singer in his caption thanked Tiwa for the opportunity and revealed he looked forward to the day they'll be 'dancing and singing this together, cocktail in hand'.

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Tiwa in another post spoke about the inspiration behind the album cover and why she named it after her mother.

According to the singer, the Ludo-inspired design came from the actual game which taught her that one has to keep moving to succeed in life.

She revealed that she named the album after her mum who has inspired her and is the 'strongest woman she knows'.

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Just recently, Sam Smith, took to social media to announce his collaboration with Burna Boy. Smith shared a short snippet of their new song together titled My Oasis. The song was released on July 30, 2020.

After the English singer shared the news, a number of Nigerians took to social media to react to it. A number of fans used it as an opportunity to praise Nigerian musicians.

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