This was announced by the American global music corporation through its official Instagram account, saying that they were “thrilled to welcome Tiwa Savage, one of Africa’s biggest stars to the Universal Music Group Family.”
Reacting officially to the deal singed by Tiwa Savage, Efe Ogbeni and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna of Stealth Management, partners of UMG Group said: “We’re very proud to be a part of this ground-breaking partnership between Tiwa Savage and Universal Music Group.
“Tiwa is undoubtedly the most hard working and talented female artist crossing over from Africa to the rest of the world, and UMG has demonstrated its commitment to the Continent by placing its formidable machinery behind her amazing career.
“Partnerships like these symbolise the hopes and dreams of so many talented artists back home in Africa and it is an honour to be the executive producers of her project.”
Under the new agreement signed on Thursday, Tiwa’s future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide and projects would be executively produced by Efe Ogbeni and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna.
Tiwa has also reacted to pitching tents with Universal Music Group saying; “My biggest goal is to make Africa proud. I’m so excited for this moment and I’m thankful to Sir Lucian Grainge and my new UMG family for their belief in my dreams.
“I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career and I’m more ready than I have ever been.
“It’s like a dream and more importantly it means that I’m part of the legacy, I’m part of a huge engine and it’s definitely an honour,” she added.
Meanwhile, Mavin head honcho Don Jazzy has sent his farewell message to Tiwa Savage who spent seven successful years on the label.
Don Jazzy took to his Instagram account to send a “Thank you for an amazing seven years” photo which he captioned:
“Our darling Tiwatope. We at Mavin would like to say a very big thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us, a friend, a sister.
“It’s been an epic journey with you and we are very proud of what we have achieved together.
“As you start this new chapter in your life we want you to know that we are solidly behind you and can’t wait for the world to see what we have always believed you can be.
“Your jersey as the `First Lady of Mavin’ will forever be yours as we do not intend to fill that position with anyone else.
“We love you from the bottom of the heart and pray GOD’s blessings to continue to follow you. Amennnn.”