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“20 Years ago, I lived in a Ghetto in New York, Could Not Afford a Home.” – Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian celebrity singer Tiwa Savage has shared a touching story from her struggles 20 years ago. The celebrity shared her “grass to grace” story at the surprise party hosted by some friends to celebrate her latest musical album. She praised her friends for supporting her through those difficult periods.

Some friends had organized a surprise party to celebrate Tiwa Savage’s new album “Celia” which has been trending for some time now. The album “Celia” has reached over 120 playlist placements in the United States of America. The celebrity used the occasion to share experiences from her life.

She narrated how she lived in a shelter for the poor in New York. The shelter was also for women that suffer from substance abuse as a result of the challenges she was facing. It took a few friends to help her pull through those difficult moments.

Tiwa Savage is an accomplished singer that has built a sterling international career. Like many other Nigerian celebrities, her success inspires many people but only a few persons know the whole story.

The singer had previously talked about her struggles with depression but she never revealed details of her life struggles.

Friends Have Been of Immense Support to the Music Star Tiwa Savage

While addressing the group of 20 friends that organized the party for her in line with COVID-19 protocols, the singer specially mentioned Elizabeth Elohor of Beth Model who “fed her” during her trying time. 

The celebrity opted to live in the shelter for women in Bedford-Stuyvesant which is also known as Bed-Stuy. Bed-Stuy is a ghetto that is notorious for crime and poverty. It also has a large concentration of African-Americans.

Tiwa Savage lived there at the tender age of 22 and she probably derived her musical skills from Bed-Stuy which is known for musical activities too.

She originally went there to study and after graduation had to stay in Bed-Stuy because she could not work.

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