There is no doubt that Nigerian superstar singer, Tiwa Savage has worked very hard to accomplish a certain status in society with a sizeable amount of luxury and wealth.
However, like many other superstars, Wizkid for instance, the rise to fame has always been a tough one.
At a surprise party organized by her friends and family for her “Celia” album launch, the award-winning singer could not help herself but had to share her struggles before she became who she is today.
Tiwa Savage recalled being so broke after graduating school in the US and she could not work to cater for herself but it took her friend to understand her situation and help her.
“I think I was 22 and we were in New York. I was living in Bed-Stuy, kind of like a shelter. A lot of people didn’t know this. I was in a shelter for women that had drug abuse problems. I just graduated from school. You know as an international student you can’t work. So, I couldn’t work. I was doing the side thing in Bed-Stuy which is like the hood in Brooklyn.” she said.
The Nigerian superstar disclosed that she was so broke that she could not afford to order a meal at a restaurant when her friend asked that they go out.
We went to Timesquare, I ordered appetizer because I was so broke and I was so hungry! And I remember she was just looking at me asking what are you ordering and I was like I’m not really hungry… and then she just kept asking me are you sure… and I just started crying and when asked what is the matter I was like Elohor i don’t have money…
She started ordering stuff and even ordered stuff for me to take home. .. and I just remembered going home to my box (in the shelter) and I just started crying and I was like I can’t believe this girl just made my day…” she narrated
If you are to base your judgment of Tiwa Savage on his current status, you wouldn’t know what she had to go through to be where she is now.
A little bit of hard work and a determination to keep going will surely amount to success.
There are those who effortlessly rose to fame because they were born to a rich family, regardless, everyone has some difficulty they faced as they were reaching where they are today.
Not forgetting the very one person who would stand and support them to rise as in the case of Tiwa Savage, her friend, Elohor supported her when she was broke.
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