Tiwa Savage has a secret formula for making quality EPs, that’s why you should play ‘Water and Garri’ [Pulse Review]

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Tiwa Savage is the grundnorm of African female pop stardom. Over the past 10 years, she has transcended and succeeded in a male-dominated space, picking her moments and celebrating her wins. But over the past few years, that run has been shaky. And it culminated in her 2020 album, Celia. Although it possesses its positives, it felt like the product of overcompetitiveness and excessive label influence. It felt like the label’s perception of what Savage is, was at loggerheads with what Savage should be and the album suffered for it. On August 20, 2021, the superstar released Water and Garri, a five-track experience which marks Savage’s entry into her graceful years; a place with reduced overcompetitiveness, where only her own rules apply. The era of ‘Celia’ is over and in its place is duality; Savage as ‘Garri,’ a Nigerian consumable, who calls on featured artistes from across the world – they represent the ‘Water.’ Meaning: Water is a universal element. Pulse Nigeria News News Local World Metro Entertainment Entertainment Celebrities Music Movies Lifestyle Lifestyle Fashion Beauty & Health Relationships & Weddings Food, Travel, Arts & Culture Sports Sports Football Business Quizzes Pulse Influencer Awards Entertainment Music Tiwa Savage has a secret formula for making quality EPs, that’s why you should play ‘Water and Garri’ [Pulse Review] Motolani Alake August 22, 2021 10:07 PM Women can borrow from the authenticity of this music and they should listen to it. Men can also learn about the effects of their manipulative tendencies. Tiwa Savage – Water and Garri (TBD) Tiwa Savage is the grundnorm of African female pop stardom. Over the past 10 years, she has transcended and succeeded in a male-dominated space, picking her moments and celebrating her wins. RECOMMENDED ARTICLES Arteta under pressure to lead Arsenal out of the wilderness Sports Arteta under pressure to lead Arsenal out of the wilderness Court orders Secondus to stop acting as PDP chairman News Court orders Secondus to stop acting as PDP chairman Antonio stars as West Ham crush 10-man Leicester Sports Antonio stars as West Ham crush 10-man Leicester But over the past few years, that run has been shaky. And it culminated in her 2020 album, Celia. Although it possesses its positives, it felt like the product of overcompetitiveness and excessive label influence. It felt like the label’s perception of what Savage is, was at loggerheads with what Savage should be and the album suffered for it. Davido, Sam Smith, Naira Marley and Stefflon Don feature on Tiwa Savage’s new album, ‘Celia.’ (Motown/UMG) Davido, Sam Smith, Naira Marley and Stefflon Don feature on Tiwa Savage’s new album, ‘Celia.’ (Motown/UMG) On August 20, 2021, the superstar released Water and Garri, a five-track experience which marks Savage’s entry into her graceful years; a place with reduced overcompetitiveness, where only her own rules apply. The era of ‘Celia’ is over and in its place is duality; Savage as ‘Garri,’ a Nigerian consumable, who calls on featured artistes from across the world – they represent the ‘Water.’ Meaning: Water is a universal element. The meaning of ‘graceful years’ ‘Graceful years’ mark the period after an artist’s ‘hustle phase.’ By that time, his/her ‘superstardom’ has been established, he/she has racked up the hits and proved mettle with standout moments. For some artists, that transition is natural, while others have to realize their need for transition. But most people never get there. In an artist’s ‘graceful years,’ he/she finds a space where nobody plays, creates his/her own rules and operates in it. Beyonce has been there over the past five years. Wizkid has slowly been there over the past three years while Olamide has moved into that phase over the past two years. Those years also come with a rebrand; sonically and aesthetically. For Beyonce, she became more open about her life as a wife and mother, offering insights into her sex life while celebrating the essence of her blackness. Wizkid and Olamide have become more reclusive, using social media sparingly and only talking when necessary. The music has also become calmer, different and more methodical. They move with grace and walk the talk of enviable elegance. They are still stars, but they aren’t just stars anymore, they are OGs. They walk into a place and everybody wants to catch their glance.

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