Following the release of her Celia album, Tiwa Savage and The Alternative Sound Band just delivered the most soothing performance of her singles “Dangerous Love” “Attention” “Like” & “Koroba” at her Tiny Desk (Home) concert.
“As much as I would have loved to have performed at Bob’s desk,” she wrote in an email to NPR afterwards, “I am really honored to have captured my session in my home city of Lagos, Nigeria. The Jazzhole is a happy place for me and always feels like home.”
Tiwa, a veteran R&B and Afrobeat singer who began her career at age 11, has an enthralling elegance — both with the soft tonality of her voice and her striking natural beauty. On “Dangerous Love” she speaks to matters of the heart, takes a detour to the Reekado Banks single “Like” that she featured on, before wrapping the set with her newest single, “Koroba,” which blends her native Yoruba language with Nigerian Pidgin English, underpinned by a catchy, feel-good rhythm.
MUSICIANS Tiwa Savage: vocals; Stanley Unogu: drums; Gospel Obi: keys; Orowo Ubiene: keys; Phillip Akinkuande: guitar; Kenneth Ogueji: bass
CREDITS Video by: JM Films; Audio by: Michael ‘Mystro’ Ajayi; Producer: Abby O’Neill; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Maia Stern; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann