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Tiwa Savage Has Left Mavin Records To Snag a Major Deal with Universal Music Group

The First Lady of Mavin Records has started a new chapter in her well-established music career.

Tiwa Savage has us shook with this power move.

The Nigerian superstar has parted ways with Mavin Records after 7 years as she signs a global recording deal with Universal Music Group, Billboard reports. An exclusive agreement, her music moving forward will be released in over 60 countries.

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Ladipoe, Tiwa Savage & Don Jazzy's 'Are You Down' Will Get You Hooked

Watch the new music video for 'Are You Down,' a highly-buzzing single from Nigeria's Mavin Records.

It's an all Mavins affair as Nigerian rapper Ladipoe links up with superstar Tiwa Savage for "Are You Down," an addictive, horn-flanked single produced by none-other-than Don Jazzy.

The buzzing single has now gotten the visual treatment in this new music video below. It features all the break dancing, freestyle football moves, and backseat romance scenes you need to get down.

Tiwa Savage has kicked off her year strongly as she also recently joined Kenyan pop band Sauti Sol for the highly-anticipated collaboration "Girl Next Door."

Watch the new music video for Ladipoe, Tiwa, and Don Jazzy's "Are You Down" below.

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Get your daily fix of what's hot on the continent and the diaspora, May 11.

DIASPORA—Kenyan-born lawyer, Lucy Gichuhi, has become Australia’s first black African senator. Gichuhi took her seat as South Australian senator on Tuesday. “I am honoured and humbled to be sworn in today as the first-ever person of black African descent in the Australian Parliament,” said the politician of her appointment.

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Iyanya's First Release On Don Jazzy's Mavin Records Is a Confident Step Forward

Iyanya's singing has grown surer and the 'Signature' EP shows maturity in a genre that is still figuring out a name for itself.

Iyanya’s move to Mavin Records might have provided Don Jazzy with the fresh challenge of working on entire projects with a proven singer who has a solid fan base, and Iyanya's with a team of proven producers in Jazzy, Babyfresh and Altims—a perfect move for both parties.

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