Tiwa savage narrates how she was so broke and could not afford an accommodation
Popular sensational singer, 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, as 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.
Narrating how she met former beauty queen, Elizabeth Elohor, 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?.’ And I was just lying that I’m not hungry. And then she just started asking me, ‘are you sure?.’ And then I just started crying. And then she’s just like, ‘what is the matter?.’ 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,”.
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Love is not something you say, it’s something you do. We are so busy chasing our rainbows that we sometimes forget to pause and show love to those traveling the journey of life with us . Tiwa has done an amazing job of breaking barriers and keeping a level head. I stay in her corner not because she’s A star but because she’s an awesome human. She has stayed humble, hardworking and real through this journey. It’s so awesome to see her win, and I’m personally grateful to “feel” her greatness! Please download CELIA.. enjoy it.. and if you’re looking for a blessing.. use this as a point or contact.. . To my sisters out there.. celebrate each other more! I am so moved by her closest friends ( @elizabeth_elohor @tiwaayankoya ) and they way they love her. I learnt a lot just watching them “cover her” over the years and in the last week. I pray we all just learn to do better, put jealousy and nonsense away, and work together to do amazing things! We are better and stronger together!
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