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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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From being a backing vocalist for some of Eswatini's household names like Bholoja, Siyinqaba and Nomalungelo Dladla, Velemseni has gone on to soar to greater heights.

The Eswatini guitarist and soul singer's debut album, We are People (2014), showcased soothing vocals and strong musicality. The project was received well, getting airplay in the country's major radio stations (EBIS1 and 2).

The 11-track project was produced by David F from France, Martin Berauer from Austria and Eswatini's Bholoja. It led to Velemseni embarking on a US mini-tour in 2014.

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