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I Was So Broke I Lived In A Shelter In New York – Tiwa Savage Tells Her Story

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The singer said she had just graduated from school at the time but couldn’t work due to her citizenship status. 

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Popular Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has reflected on the time she was so broke and had to live in a shelter in Bedford–Stuyvesant, New York. The ace singer made this statement at a surprise party organised by her friends for her album launch, Celia.

Based on a video posted on singer, Lami Phillips Instagram account, the sonorous singer, Tiwa Savage described Bedford–Stuyvesant popularly referred to as Bed-Stuy, as a project in New York known to shelter the poor mostly with drug addiction problems.

The singer said she had just graduated from school at the time but couldn’t work due to her citizenship status.

“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,”
 Tiwa Savage said.

The singer went on to reveal how she met with Elizabeth Elohor, a former beauty queen, who took her out to eat in New York when she was hungry.

She noted that since she was broke at the time she had to order only appetizers.

“She was ordering food and I ordered appetizers because I was so broke and I was so hungry.

“And I remember she was looking at me and asked, ‘what are you ordering?.’ And I was just lying that I’m not hungry.

“And then she just started asking me, ‘are you sure?.’ And then I just started crying. And then she’s just like, ‘what is the matter?.’ I said, ‘Elohor, I don’t have money.’

“She just started ordering stuff and she even ordered stuff for me to take home.

“I remember going home to my little box or whatever, and I was just crying. This girl literally made my day.

“So, the first time they put my picture in Times Square, she was the first person I called,”
 she said emotionally.

She went on to advice everyone in the gathering not to allow time to rob them of their destiny.

See the Instagram video below:

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A-Q leaves chocolate city to partner with Africori

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The Nigerian Hip-Hop artiste has marked a joint endeavor to manage Africa’s greatest music appropriation stage, Africori Music Group.

Along with Africori, he will go through the following year and a half finding and subsidizing artistes’ vocations across Sub-Saharan Africa.

“I had a wholesome experience at Chocolate City, and I’m happy to have been part of the label’s journey to profitability”, A-Q says.

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“I’m even more excited about my new business venture with Africori; I’m very passionate about discovering and nurturing talent. We are confident that the music incubator is what African artistes need right now.

We all know access to funds is very limited for young acts across the continent’, A-Q adds.

Founder and CEO of Africori, Yoel Kenan says “I am very excited to be partnering with A-Q on discovering and nurturing a new wave of talented and soon to be very successful artists from the continent”.

Heading issues at Chocolate City Music for around four years, A-Q helped to establish 100 Crowns, Choc City’s first subsidiary zeroed in on the Hip-Hop classification. With 100 Crowns, A-Q marked BlaqBonez, Chocolate City’s greatest artiste right now and administered the arrivals of music ventures from Loose Kaynon and M.I Abaga.

A-Q additionally dealt with and co-executed seven versions of The Coronation – a live melodic occasion just as the viral Martell Ciphers recordings.

Different missions incorporate the Monster Verse web-based media rap challenge.

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Don Jazzy to celebrate birthday with 20 fans

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Nigerian Label boss, Don Jazzy as of late took to his official Twitter page to share his arrangements for his forthcoming birthday celebration.

As indicated by Don Jazzy, he would spend his birthday, which will be coming up on Thursday, November 26, with 20 of his fans.

Noticing that picking 20 fans to eat with him will be a ton of difficult work, the artist gave them a condition to meet before they can fit the bill for the chance.

He wrote; “My birthday is on Thursday. And this time around I want to have dinner with 20 of you. you know to pick only 20 people is not beans. That said I am only going to be picking people that use my bank. #Vbank . I will be selecting later tonight”

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21 savage’s brother murdered

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21 Savage’s brother killed ‘during an argument with a friend’ in London .

Rapper 21 Savage’s British sibling was wounded to death “during a contention with a companion,” on a south London home.

Terrell Davis, 27, was murdered on the Blenheim Gardens home in Brixton the previous evening, November 23.

Mr Davis, a drill rapper known as TM1way, had been taking some shopping to his grandma when he got into a contention with an old companion, who out of nowhere rushed forward and stabbed him, a family source said.

Mr Davis was discovered experiencing a stab wound not long before 6pm the previous evening. Police joined in yet he was articulated dead at the scene.

Terrell Davis and 21 Savage – who was born in Plaistow, East London prior to emigrating to the US as a youngster – have a similar dad, Kevin Emmons. 21 Savage, 28, composed a tragic recognition for his “baby brother” on Instagram.

He said: “Can’t believe somebody took you baby bro. I know I took my anger out on you I wish I could take that s*** back.”

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