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
- Once Upon a Time
- Wanted (Produced By Warren ‘Oak’ Felder)
- Middle Passage
- Olorun Mi
- Why Don’t You Love Me
- Fela Interlude
- Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (Produced By Harmony Samuels)
- Eminado ft Don Jazzy
- Folarin (Produced By Wande Coal)
- Oh Yeah ft Don Jazzy
- Shout Out ft Ice Berg Slim & Sarkodie
- Written All Over Your Face (Produced By Warren ‘Oak’ Felder)
- Get Low
- Ife Wa Gbona ft Leo Wonder
- Eji ma fia
- Baby Mo ft Flavour
- Stand As One ft General Pype
- Thank You