The journey to success is never straight, broad and full of roses. It is completely the opposite; a narrow, crooked road full of thorns and setbacks. This is the success story of famous Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage.
From a distance, Tiwa Savage is seen as a very well-to-do woman who has worked very hard to attain a certain status in society with a sizeable amount of luxury and wealth.
However, her rise to prominence was a tough one. Narrating her hustle story at a surprise party organised by her friends and family for her “Celia” album launch, the award-winning singer had a lot to share.
“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.”
“Elohor came to NewYork, Elohor has always been that girl… she’s like let’s go to … she was like let’s just hook up, let’s go and eat.
“We went to Timesquare, I ordered appetizer because I was so broke and I was so hungry! And I remember she was just looking at me asking what are you ordering and I was like I’m not really hungry… and then she just kept asking me are you sure… and I just started crying and when asked what is the matter I was like Elohor i don’t have money…
“She started ordering stuff and even ordered stuff for me to take home. .. and I just remembered going home to my box (in the shelter) and I just started crying and I was like I can’t believe this girl just made my day…”
“So the first time when they posted my picture on Timesquare, she was the first person I called to say Elohor do you remember the first time… that was twenty years later… If I gave up five years ago I wouldn’t be saying this story. Don’t let time rob you of your joy…”
If you are to base your judgment of Tiwa Savage on his current status, you wouldn’t know what she had to go through to be where she is now. A little bit of hard work and a determination to keep going will surely amount to success.
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"I remember I was so broke that I had to order an appetizer as a meal" – Tiwa Savage shares hustle story pic.twitter.com/KqEHaDyjTr
— GhBase (@officialghbase) September 8, 2020