Tiwa Savage, the Nigerian Afrobeats star, will receive an honorary degree from Kent University in the UK on July 15.
KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA — The Nigerian afrobeats superstar Tiwa Savage will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom on 15 July, in recognition of her achievements.
During the University of Kent’s congregation ceremonies in July, the Nigerian singer will be one of 10 “inspirational individuals” named as honorary graduands.
Tiwa Savage, a graduate of the University of Kent who won a scholarship to study music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, will be honored as a doctor of music at Canterbury Cathedral “in recognition of her inspirational and international career in music.”
In addition to Savage, other Nigerian entertainers have received honorary doctorates in the past, including a member of P-Square and J Martins. They each received academic honours from Escae-Benin University and Estam University.
Igbinedion University, located in Nigeria, also awarded 2Baba an honorary master’s degree in music in 2016 at a ceremony held at the institution.
As previously announced in June, Tiwa Savage will represent Chinese smartphone company Tecno Mobile‘s Camon 19 series and Spark 9, as its brand ambassador.
The multi-award-winning singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage, is most known for the global hits ’49-99′ and ‘Somebody’s Son’.
Tiwa is behind five studio albums and is one of Nigeria’s most popular female musicians, collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé and Coldplay.
Vogue magazine named her one of the top 100 inspirational women of fashion, while Billboard magazine published a first-ever African issue featuring her on the cover.
In addition to this, she is currently touring North America with her Water & Garri EP.
It includes 17 shows in cities such as New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.