Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage has recounted how she lived in penury at a certain phase in her life.
Tiwa Savage has narrated the ugly moments of her life that really humbled her.
The mother of one disclosed at the surprise party organised by her friends for her album launch, Celia, that there was a time she was so broke and had to live in a shelter in Bedford–Stuyvesant, New York.
In the video posted on Lami Phillips Instagram page, the 40-year-old described Bedford–Stuyvesant popularly referred to as Bed-Stuy. She revealed that it was a project in New York known to shelter the poor mostly with drug addiction problems.
According to Tiwa Savage, when she graduated from school, she could not work due to her citizenship status.
In her words;
“I think I was 22 and we were in New York. I was living in Bed-Stuy, kind of like a shelter.
A lot of people didn’t know this. I was in a shelter for women that had drug abuse problems.
I just graduated from school. You know as an international student you can’t work.
So, I couldn’t work.
I was doing the side thing in Bed-Stuy which is like the hood in Brooklyn.”
Tiwa Savage later narrated how she met former beauty queen, Elizabeth Elohor.
Here is what she said;
“She was ordering food and I ordered appetizers because I was so broke and I was so hungry.
And I remember she was looking at me and asked, ‘what are you ordering?.’
In fact, I was just lying that I’m not hungry. And then she just started asking me, ‘are you sure?.’
Then I just started crying. And then she’s just like, ‘what is the matter?.’
In the latter part of the interview, she said;
“I said, ‘Elohor, I don’t have money.
She just started ordering stuff and she even ordered stuff for me to take home.
I remember going home to my little box or whatever, and I was just crying.
This girl literally made my day.
So, the first time they put my picture in Times Square, she was the first person I called.”