Under the agreement, Savage’s future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in over 60 countries worldwide and projects will be produced by Efe Ogbeni and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna of Stealth Management.
Efe Ogbeni and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna said,:“We’re very proud to be a part of this ground-breaking partnership between Tiwa Savage and Universal Music Group.
“Tiwa is undoubtedly the most hardworking and talented female artist crossing over from Africa to the rest of the world, and UMG has demonstrated its commitment to the Continent by placing its formidable machinery behind her amazing career.
“Partnerships like these symbolise the hopes and dreams of so many talented artists back home in Africa and it is an honour to be the executive producers of her project.”
Responding, Savage said, “My biggest goal is to make Africa proud. I’m so excited for this moment and I’m thankful to Sir Lucian Grainge and my new UMG family for their belief in my dreams.
In 2018 , she made history by being the first female to be awarded Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards.
That same year, she became the first African female act to sell out London’s Indig02.
In December, 2018, she was picked by Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin to perform alongside Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Jay Z live at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg to a 70,000 in celebration of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.