Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has reflected on how she had to live in a shelter in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York when she was broke and studying. She made this statement at a surprise party organized by her friends for her album ‘Celia’ Launch.
Tiwa Savage described Bedford-Stuyvesant as a project in New York known to shelter the poor mostly with drug addiction problems. The music diva said she had just graduated at the time but couldn’t work due to her citizenship.
In her words, ”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 added.
‘Mama Jam Jam’ as she’s fondly called also recalled how she met with Elizabeth Elohor, a former beauty queen, who took her out to eat in New York when she was hungry.
The singer then said the ex-beauty queen was the first person she called when her ‘Celia‘ album was displayed at New York Times recently. She then used the opportunity to advice everyone in the gathering not to allow time to rob them of their destiny.
Tiwa Savage‘s ‘Celia’ album is topping music charts worldwide and it features guest appearances from A-list artists such as Sam Smith, Davido, Stefflon Don, Naira Marley, and so on.