Mo’Hits, EME, Storms Records, Other Labels Turned Me Down: Tiwa Savage Recounts Her Early Struggles

Mo’Hits, EME, Storms Records, Other Labels Turned Me Down: Tiwa Savage Recounts Her Early Struggles

  • Tiwa Savage has shared how a lot of Nigeria's top record labels turned her down when she offered herself as an artist to them
  • The singer said most of the labels said No to her because they had a female artist at the time and it made things difficult for her to join any of them
  • According to the music superstar, she went back and set up a label and that was how the journey started for her

Nigerian female music superstar, Tiwa Savage, has revealed how top record labels in the country turned her down in the early stages of her career.

The mother of one who made this known during an interview with Ebuka said top music labels rejected her proposals to join them because most of them had female artists they were working with at the time.

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Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage speaks on her encounters with record labels. Credit: @tiwasavage
Source: Instagram

In the video of her interview that surfaced online, she said:

"I went to Storm record, they told me no. I think most people had like a female artist back then. I went to Tony Payne. I went to Banky he said no as well because he was about to work with Niyola. I wen't to Mo'Hits I think that time they were trying to work with Muna, so everyone turned me down."

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Watch the interview below:

Reactions from fans

Fans have commended Tiwa for her never say never spirit. captured some of the comments, read below:


"Everyone should understand that the fact they all said no doesn't mean she's not good then or they don't appreciate her sound... But signing a talent goes a long way than just being good.. It's just not comfortable for them hence the rejection."

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"This lady here have tried small."


"But look at her today!!! The Queen of Afrobeats!!!"


"Ooh my Goodness….. if you ordained to make it. You will surely make it!"

Tiwa Savage pleads with Don Jazzy after joining Universal Music Group earlier reported that former Mavin Record first lady, Tiwa Savage, joined the Universal music group in a sensational deal.

Her new label houses the likes of Drake, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, and many more international acts.

Tiwa penned a touching note to her former record label boss, Don Jazzy in respect of the good times they had.


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