Tiwa savage wedding is just one of the few things that people having been talking about Tiwatope Savage Balogunor commonly known as Tiwa Savage. This Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and an actress is known for many things. She was born on 5th February 1980, Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria. Aside from songwriting and melodious vocals, her wedding received quite an impressive public attention just three months after the jaw-dropping magnificent traditional wedding. It was elegantly organized and attended by many A-list celebrities.
Tiwa Savage white wedding
Tiwa Savage and Tunji Balogun wedding was the kind of blast that normally raises peoples’ eyebrows. From gown, venue, theme, location, and cake, everything screamed elegance and perfection. Forget the traditional wedding that was conducted in Lekki, this official white wedding was organized in Dubai at Armani Hotel. It was planned by Prive Events which is one of the best private event planning firms managed by Elohor Aisien.
Interestingly, Tiwa Savage was one of the maids in Elohor and Owen Aisien wedding that took place in London in 2010. The twist of events and pleasant coincidence is what made that day more memorable as Zoe Aisien their daughter became the little bride.
The organizing committee never went wrong in selecting Armani Hotel. It's the hotel that occupies eleven floors of the world-famous skyscraper, Burj Khalifa. It's exclusive and offers an all-around view of the great city. This is not to mention its close proximity to the world's largest mall and other classy leisure outlets. It has twenty-three executive suites accompanied by so many luxurious and well-furnished rooms. It also offers private entrance for important persons and hence ideal for refined events like
Nonetheless, it was not the original location that was earlier on intended for. Initially, they had planned to exchange their vows in a luxury boat known as Super Yacht Yasmin before being involved in an accident just one week before the wedding.
The guest list comprised of the following names; Toke Makinwa, Tania Omotayo, Lola Okaye, Lilian unachukwu, Dr. Sid and fiancé, Simi Osomo, Tunde Demuren, Tolu Oniru, Phyno, Ndidi Obioha among others. The charming Banky W was the wedding’ best man.
Many people wondered what happened to Tiwa savage wedding since unlike the previous magnificent traditional wedding, there was hardly any representative from music and Nollywood entertainment industry. Even Wande Cole, Tiwa’s former record label partner, was missing. There were rumors circulating round that they were actually not invited by many of the celebrities said they were caught up with some other issues at hand.
Tiwa Savage wedding date
The wedding date was initially set to be in February 2014 but later on, changed to 26th April 2014 for reason cited as personal. However, that was not the only thing that got reshuffled by the organizing committee. The venue itself was also intended to be at Maldives Island in the Indian Ocean before relocating to Dubai. This move is claimed to have been pushed by friends and family who thought Dubai was convenient and felt more at home with. They could also get an opportunity to do some shopping.
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Tiwa Savage wedding cost
Obviously, with the elegance and perfection, followed a hefty price-which was ultimately worth it. The traditional wedding itself gulped about thirty million Naira and the white wedding, being held in Dubai, could not be any cheaper. It is assumed that the guests who were to attended this glorious wedding could have spent about three hundred and thirty thousand Naira (N330,000) for traveling, food, and accommodation.
The cost for the visa itself was thirty-five thousand Naira and a ticket was one hundred and forty-seven thousand (N147,000). As for hotel reservation, they were to part with forty-two thousand three hundred naira per night (N42,300). Since they were to spend at least three days in Dubai, about hundred and twenty-seven thousand Naira (127,000) could have been used for accommodation.
Nonetheless, the couple accompanied by their long train of bridal party stayed at the Armani hotel which was forty-seven thousand naira (47000) per night. They occupied four rooms and stayed for one week which basically means they spent one million three hundred and sixteen thousand (1,316,000).
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Don Jazzy at Tiwa Savage wedding also surprised the magnitude when he presented a new Toyota Prado Jeep as a wedding gift to the couple. The Mavin records boss is believed to have spent almost ten million Naira in acquiring that ride.
Tiwa Savage wedding party
There was nothing more splendid and enjoyable at Tiwa Savage and Tunji's wedding than the all-night party. It began on Saturday and went all the way till dawn. DJ exclusive, Nigeria’s finest was the man behind the decks. He was the one who also rocked the airwaves in the pre-wedding party. The couple changed their attire as Tiwa let her hair fall back freely, ready for a party mood. All in all, these Nigerian celebrities showed class in their party.
Tiwa Savage’s gown
Overall, Tiwa Savage wedding shoes, gown, and makeup complemented flawlessly to bring out an amazing beautiful African lady- definitely to be admired by many. She wore a strapless white flowing Vera Wang wedding attire that was roughly costing four hundred and fifty thousand Naira (450,000). The price was genuinely worth it, as not only did it fit her so perfectly, but also made her look so adorable-like a princess!
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Tiwa Savage wedding cake
The gigantic white creamed cake was nothing less than what was expected from such a classy couple. This cake was a little bit bigger compared to the one in a traditional wedding- in the previous three months. It blended well with the ‘all-white’ wedding and was made to hang conspicuously at the reception with double T letter meticulously inscribed on one side.
Forget about that flavor, its simple design with a layered spiral pattern was enough to make the cake seem fabulous. The decorations of golden flowers and ribbons were simply fantastic.
Tiwa Savage wedding song
Being a musician, everyone was curious about the song she was going to dance to. Many people figured it would probably be a traditional song while others argued that it may be one of hers. All the inquisitive minds were eventually calmed down when she finally graced the dancing floor with Drake's ‘hold on' romantic song. The dance floor, which was actually the reception hall, was dazzling with beautiful chandeliers hanging freely, the set up was just spectacular as the gigantic white cake was also made to hang on a frame decorated with flowers.
Tiwa Savage wedding bouquet
Even though the cake took much of people’s attention, the bouquet of flowers carried by Tiwa could not go unnoticed. It was ‘all-white’ flowers that complemented the gown and also matched with the overall theme. She looked spectacular as she walked majestically down the aisle with these flowers covering her hands. Traditionally, she tossed it at the bevy of girls who were dying to know their fate. Luckily, it was Theodora, makeup artist of Doranne Beauty who caught it.
Tiwa Savage wedding toast
It was a jubilant ceremony, and there were probably many toasts in the air. However, Tiwa Savage short quote made the day; Sometimes when you listen to what society says, you miss what God has to say to you. This inspiring and insightful quote was meant to give her audience hope and cherish the little things granted to them. This was during delivering of bride’s speech. Her whole presentation was so emotional and some could not help it but break into tears of joy!
Tiwa Savage wedding at Dubai was a genuine symbol of the couple's love for each other. Despite having their talk-of-the-town traditional wedding, they were still determined to host their ‘all-white' fairytale wedding. It was well organized and everything went smoothly. Elohor Esien's Prive events management was given was acknowledged and applauded for its wonderful job. Guests were made to feel like kings and queens. Though the event gulped quite a large sum of money, every penny was worth it judging from the success of the outcome. It was indeed a memorable day.
After the event, the honeymoon was openly beckoning but the couple decided to postpone it. This was due to the series of shows and other events that Tiwa was scheduled to perform at. There is nothing that comes between Tiwa's love for her fans and she had no plans of disappointing them. I bet she performed her heart out taking it account that she had just landed from the biggest day of her life.
Well, Tee Billz may be popular in Nigeria but not really all over the continent as her wife. He had been Tiwa’s manager ever since her music had not penetrated through the airwaves. Tiwa was from the United States by then but her Nigerian audience expected a local accent. Though it might have been tough, her manager helped her through. She eventually flourished with her Kele Kele hit single topping the chats in 2013. She, later on, established her own label imprint, 323 Entertainment.
It’s believed that it was from ‘work and pleasure’ sessions that spark their love for each other. During her 33rd birthday, Tiwa was overwhelmed when her manager and boyfriend proposed to her in front of all her family members and friends. Everyone was as surprised as she was. Her acceptance of the request called for a double celebration, both under one roof.
The engagement yellow and white diamond ring was rumored to be costly, relatively about three thousand dollars ($3000). Plans were underway for their wedding which later on proved to be nothing short of what the public had anticipated. Nonetheless, when interviewed, they claimed that their traditional wedding would be small and simple. It’s unclear that they were just trying to be modest to the public or were similarly surprised by the turnout and publicity it pulled.
Photos from Tiwa Savage wedding
Just like the way music is food to the soul, similarly, captured moments in photos are food to the mind. They enhance memory and give out a refined picture of the occasion. This is a fact as photos revealed all about Tiwa savage wedding in various angles and generally showed wonderful it was.
Here is a sneak peak of what happened during the event.
Just adjacent to skyscrapers was where the love birds exchanged their vows. The aisle had scattered red rose flower all over it. The scene was purely outstanding.
Whichever way, this was nothing compared to Tiwa Savage in her wedding dress. She looked amazing. The strapless gown flowed freely as the veil covered her face. The groom complemented her with a white suit and black bow tie.
Tiwa Savage wedding anniversary
After the white wedding ceremony followed their first anniversary. It was equally marvelous although done discreetly. A series of anniversaries had been expected ever since the big day, were it not for the recent speculations and rumors hovering around their marriage.
There have been reports of their marriage being on the rocks with some saying Tiwa Savage has asked for a divorce, while others claim its Tee Billz who called for separation. The allegations and speculative statements make it so difficult to ascertain real facts.
Well, it’s true that their marriage is sailing on rough waters ever since Tee Billz stopped being her wife’s manager and got replaced by Mekka Millions. There have also been reports that he almost committed suicide after posting sordid information about his estranged wife on Instagram. Tiwa Savage also came out accusing her husband of drug addiction, cheating, and violence.
All in all, their marriage has been having some ups and downs. In 2016, when Tiwa Savage was performing in Dallas during the AFRIMMA Awards, she called out for Tee Billz on stage and affirmed her love for him despite previous news of their bad marriage.