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Tiwa Savage Signs With Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Tiwa Savage put ink on paper and announced that she’s signed a management and publishing deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

Nigerian star Tiwa Savage and Mavin Records boss Don Jazzy have been teasing a major deal for almost a year now. Well, they didn't disappoint.


Just this week, a move was finalized as Tiwa Savage put ink on paper and announced that she’s signed a management and publishing deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

If you remember, this deal’s been in the making ever since Jay tweeted out that his cousin, and Roc Nation director of mobile strategies, Briant “Bee-High” Biggs, had moved to Nigeria in search of new talent.

See the Instagram proof of Tiwa Savage & Don Jazzy meeting Jay Z below.

"Mavin X Roc nation ?," the singer wrote on her page. The ‘Doro Diva’ is making power moves.

 

Mavin X Roc Nation ??

A photo posted by Tiwa Savage (@tiwasavage) on

Mavin x ROC

A video posted by DONJAZZY ?? (@donjazzy) on

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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