Tiwa Savage has revealed that before she turned 40 on February 5 , 2020 , she was scared of what lay ahead of her. She also stated that she asked God for a sign before she gets to her new age.
Tiwa made this known during an interview with The Dotty Show on Apple Music 1 during the week.
She said, “ In December , I was so scared and I said , ‘God , if this is it , just give me a sign . And he gave me the opposite , he gave me opportunities’. I had a record with Sam Smith and it ’s like so many other things that are happening that never happened in my twenties.
God was saying to me , ‘age has nothing to do with that . On every platform and interview, I have always mentioned my age because I feel a lot of people run away from it . So, I always tell people , this is how old I am , in case you find out outside . I’m going to let you know first . And I’m proud of it because I’ve never felt more confident. I don’ t want a 20 – year -old girl who is out there who hasn’t won a Grammy or who hasn ’t been signed ( to a record label ) to feel like it is never going to happen . All you have to do is look at me.”
The mother of one also confessed that she was under pressure while working on her last album, I literally started at the beginning of the year . I took out about a month. I did not listen to anything. I had a camp in Nigeria; I rented out about nine rooms. I didn’t even see my family. I was there every day. I also worked from pain. I was under pressure. I was about to turn 40 and I was scared and nervous . I was just signed to universal music. I wasn’ t with Mavin anymore . There was so much that was happening in my life and I was coming from a very scared place when I worked on the album . However, I decided I was going to do it , even though I was scared .
If it became a success , which it has become for me , I believe it could be a motivation for other women that whatever they are going through, they just have to work with the fear; work through it ,” she said.
Expressing her delight at working with American singer, Beyonce , Savage said , “ To have someone like that co -sign a lot of artistes and use her platform , definitely ( it was wonderful ) .
I feel like it opened me up to some people who probably didn’t know who Tiwa Savage was until they listened to that project . Absolutely , there ’s no denying it . She ’s Beyonce , it ’s huge . It’s a huge project . I grew up watching it and my son still watches it . It’s just one of those timeless films .”