One of the biggest African female acts, Tiwa Savage has left Don Jazzy’s Record Label, Mavins Record.. and she has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group.

Some of the facilitators present at the signing of the deal on Thursday, May 2, 2019, are Joel Katz, Efe Ogbeni, Vanessa Amadi (Stealth Management), Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (English-speaking), Adam Granite, Executive Vice President, Market Development at Universal Worldwide and Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Worldwide.

Tiwa Savage leaves Mavin Records

As an effect of this contract, the singer has also left the Don Jazzy-founded, Mavin Records which she joined seven years ago during its transition from Mo’Hits Records. During her time with the label, she has transformed from just a talented singer to an A-lister, show headliner and multiple award-winner.

At the conclusion of the deal, Efe Ogbeni and Vanessa Amadi-Ogbonna say, “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 hardworking 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 symbolize the hopes and dreams of so many talented artists back home in Africa and it is an honor to be the executive producers of her project.”

Tiwa Savage pictured above with the CEO of Universal Music Group, Lucian Grainge.

Adam Granite, Executive Vice President, Market Development, Universal Music Group says, “We are looking forward to partnering with Tiwa and her team to help her music reach new audiences around the world. As one of Africa’s most successful, influential and dynamic singer-songwriters, Tiwa has truly global ambitions and UMG is committed to helping her in achieving them.”

Via his Instagram account, (@DonJazzy), Mavin Records head honcho, Don Jazzy has since sent out a farewell message to her and thanked her for amazing seven years with his label.

In the caption accompanying the post, he wrote, “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 heart and pray GOD’s blessings continue to follow you. Amennnn.”

Below is Tiwa Savage’s Response to Don Jazzy’s Tribute to her!



  1. Tiwa u are a heroine in the making, and to my ever crushing king # Don Jazzy u are real and loving. I love u sir Boss.

  2. may the God lord guide and protect you Tiwa and to my KING DON JAZZY,God will ever bless you even though i have not seen you in person.I am always proud of you DON JAZZY

  3. Tiwatope u re too amazing and I really proud of u anytime I heard ur voice God Almighty will always b wit u u will not fall

  4. Hmmmm when I first heard the news that aunty tiwa leave mavins record,it moves my heart,and makes my eyes shed tears,cos I’m mavins fanatic supporter,I don’t wanna see mavins group destroy,but I believed don can make it better again

  5. I love u tiwa i pray may god guide u wish u success in your new deal god bless the boss don jazzy amen

  6. I have always love Don Jazzy for his role as a father… @Tiwa Savage you are one of a kind super woman, please never allow anyone make you spoil your relationship with the Marvin Records… Love you guys so very much thanks.

  7. Tiwa Savage my best and lovely lady in the world God bless you more..after you and you, Don Jazzy thank you sir

  8. To CEO Marvin records, your leadership qualities is 2nd to none.

    Tiwatope,continue to be your humble self.

  9. Hmmmm when I first heard the news that aunty tiwa leave mavins record,it moves my heart,and makes my eyes shed tears,cos I’m mavins fanatic supporter,I don’t wanna see mavins group destroy,but I believed don c

  10. I love tiwa.. My role model and my everyday crush.. Don jazzy is best man I have ever seen when it comes to maturity.. More strength to you dear tiwatope and don jazzy.. One love


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