Mavin Records singer, Tiwa Savage, has had an impressive and fast rise to stardom but it did not come easy.
The Afrobeat diva has had to combine the role of being a mother, an obedient daughter and one who is quite dedicated to her career which must have been quite exhausting.
But a determined and fearless Savage is not the one to be fazed by this.
She shared some short stories regarding her journey to fame in an interview with Hunger TV.
Growing up, some members of her family particularly her parents weren’t totally supportive of her chosen music career until she started showing a high commitment and chances of success.
“Initially my dad was like “okay, what do you want to do?” Of course I responded music,” she said.
“He saw this more of a hobby and something you do in church on Sundays rather than a full time career.
“I didn’t blame him for thinking this way because music is an unstable career you can be really big today and fall off tomorrow.
“Deep down I know he was looking out for my interests.
“My brothers have always been my support from day one and my mum also, needless to say my dad is now my number one fan!”
“Before starting a full time career in music I got a degree in Business – That way I kept my dad happy and I always had something to fall back on!
“Once I started doing back-up vocals, my parents saw how much work I was putting in – all night rehearsals, and full time at the studio – I began appearing on more singles, and on TV and suddenly they were like ‘We can’t stop this girl!'”
“If you had told me that I would be on this journey with my son I wouldn’t have believed you, but you know we can multi-task – as women we are built for it – god has created us for this! I don’t travel all the time with him – I have a balance and I’m still learning.
“Having a strong support system is key – I would be lying if I said I did all on my own. My label are also extremely supportive.”