Making her debut on the New York Times – an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership, Nigerian afrobeats singer Tiwa Savage wore all Nigerian desingners for the feature.
The article titled “Tiwa Savage, Queen of Afrobeats, Makes a New Start”, Tiwa talked about courting an audience in America and worldwide with her latest album, “Celia.”
The star took to Instagram to share news of her feature saying: Out now in the New York Times is probably one of my most in-depth conversations with Jon Pareles.
For her first look, Tiwa wore a boxy oversized Aso-oke suit by Lagos-born and based designer Kenneth IzeKenneth Ize which featured frayed hems paired with mismatched pants. She finished off her look with a pair of mules and dramatic earring. This artsy fashion style is an uncoventional spin to traditional West African fabrics and Nigerian craft which is what Kenneth Ize is known for.
For her second look – a layered polka dot dress from Turfah. The sheer ensemble was paired with hand made dramatic jewelry, add a touch of personality to her look.
The stunning photos following the story were captured by Stephen Tayo, shot in Lagos conceptual boutique Alára. Celia released August 28, is actually Tiwa’s fourth full-length album in Nigeria. The 12 track album features the likes of Davido, Sam Smith, Stefflon Don and many more.
Tiwa Savage, 40 – is not dubbed the Queen of Afrobeats for no good reason, she has been a host on music series, Nigerian idol, directed her own music video and has also been a strong voice against the rape culture in Nigeria and devoted to H.I.V/AIDS prevention.
As Afrobeats – the West African pop, keeps finding its way to a growing worldwide audience, Tiwa Savage’s international reach, on streaming services and beyond only showcases her international experience. Nigeria to the World.