ELLE Assistant Editor Tidi Benbenisti caught up with Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage for a chat on being a ‘tomboy at heart,’ getting signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and what it takes to succeed. You can catch that must-read feature in our September Issue, currently in stores.
Tidi also asked her 10 questions which reveal titbits that made us feel like we know Tiwa the person a whole lot better, well 11, if you count her fascination with reality television shows, Dance Moms and Keeping Up with the Kardashians…
ELLE: Favourite designers?
TIWA SAVAGE (TS): I love Stella McCartney and Nigeria’s Deola Sagoe.
ELLE: Your current mood?
TS: HAPPY! Very happy!
ELLE: Heels or flats?
TS: Flats, yes please!
ELLE: Most attractive quality in a woman?
ELLE: Most attractive quality in a man?
ELLE: What was the last thing you did last night?
TS: (Laughing) I went to the bathroom.
ELLE: Your dream destination?
TS: Bora Bora. I know it’s a long flight but I want to visit…
ELLE: The greatest love of your life?
TS: My son, without a doubt.
ELLE: Most overused word right now?
TS: I tend to say ‘ummm’ a lot. I don’t think it’s a word, but I use it all the time.
ELLE: Crystal ball for a year from now, where would you like to be?
TS: Nominated for a Grammy and with a number one hit on the Billboard charts.
PHOTOGRAPHY: THEMBA MBUYISA