Tiwa Savage Unveils ‘Once Upon A Time’ Album Cover & Tracklist / Teams With Rihanna Producer

Published: Wednesday 29th May 2013 by Sam

Afro-Pop queen Tiwa Savage is finally set to release her debut album, ‘Once Upon A Time’.

Literally years in the making, the hotly anticipated set will finally arrive on iTunes on June 14th.

Preceded by wildly popular singles ‘Kele Kele’, ‘Love Me, Love Me’, and ‘Without My Heart’, the LP’s cover and tracklisting were unwrapped this week.

As an act whose success narrative spans continents countless stars can only dream of, Savage blends on the LP the best of Afro-Beats (Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, and more) with efforts from Western hitmakers such as Warren “Oak” Felder (Rihanna, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys) and Harmony (Fantasia, Destiny’s Child).

It’s a practice which speaks to Tiwa’s International appeal; indeed, the diva was bred in the UK, where she appeared on The X Factor, relocated to America where she signed with Sony Music as a songwriter — penning hits for the likes of Monica and Fantasia, going on to become a star in her own right back in her motherland thereafter. Quite the story, and so it seems, quite the album.

Peep the tracklist and some of our favourite Tiwa moments after the jump…

Once Upon A Time Track Listing

  1. Once Upon a Time
  2. Wanted (Produced By Warren ‘Oak’ Felder)
  3. Ileke
  4. Middle Passage
  5. Olorun Mi
  6. Why Don’t You Love Me
  7. Fela Interlude
  8. Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (Produced By Harmony Samuels)
  9. Eminado ft Don Jazzy
  10. Folarin (Produced By Wande Coal)
  11. Oh Yeah ft Don Jazzy
  12. Shout Out ft Ice Berg Slim & Sarkodie
  13. Written All Over Your Face (Produced By Warren ‘Oak’ Felder)
  14. Get Low
  15. Ife Wa Gbona ft Leo Wonder
  16. Eji ma fia
  17. Baby Mo ft Flavour
  18. Stand As One ft General Pype
  19. Thank You

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  1. Jennefer May 29, 2013

    Sigh..I can hear the Navy now. “Rihanna is such a trendsetter. People are using her producers so they can get hits like her” or “Another average h** trying to imitate the queen” or some petty s*** like that. Im just going to sit back and laugh at the delusion.

    • Queen Barb May 29, 2013

      Looks like they dont give a f*** lolololol

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  3. Super Cisus May 29, 2013


  4. CiCi Slaaaaays May 29, 2013

    Don’t know her,

  5. Dave May 29, 2013

    U need to shut up Ur mouth….when rihanna is able 2 write a song by herself…call me up…stupid soul…she is huge out here n Nigeria and beyond…stay mad and sew n Ur misery!!!

  6. Hive May 29, 2013

    She’s a nobody we dont care Samantha

  7. Slaylor Swift May 29, 2013

    Come again… Who???

  8. 2bad2bme May 29, 2013


    • 2bad2bme May 29, 2013

      ok i take that back her songs and videos are kinda hot! sorry gwurl lmao

    • Lani May 29, 2013

      She is a Nigerian artist. She’s written for Monica and a lot of other artists.

  9. Sleazy May 29, 2013

    She is HUGE in africa that’s why But you should really get into her she dope

  10. stephanie May 29, 2013

    Please mention the country of her motherland: Nigeria! Proud of Tiwa Savage; more power to you!!

  11. MariahIsMusic1 May 29, 2013

    She’s African and very huge in Nigeria. I love her I have all her songs. She’s much better than uhmmmm I don’t want to say names. She’s very talented. Tiwa gurrrl you’re getting popular!!! Come to the UK. Can’t wait for my African tour!!!

  12. Codey May 29, 2013

    this site is so biased…they complain bout Rihanna’s peformances but have u seen this chick live..my gaaahhd…im in Africa and shes really not all that she cant sell out a stadium so please Sam..and mybfrllow Africans..stop with the delusions..she does make super duper ok music tho 🙂

    • Ballsy May 29, 2013

      Biased is this site’s middle name!

      OAN she reminds me of K Michelle in the face !

  13. Jamila May 29, 2013

    I love Tiwa, but I don’t think they are doing her justice with the cover art. She’s beautiful though!

  14. Dyllypickles May 29, 2013

    That album cover though… I gotta say, come harder and more original than that. Pretty girl but damn that cover ain’t cuttin it

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