Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage, has revealed that her soon to be released album, Celia is named after her mother.
Speaking during an interview, the ’49-99′ singer stated that the decision was to honor her mom who has been instrumental to the success of her music career.
She enthused that the honor was not only limited to her mom, but the name Celia was also a celebration of African women and the strength they embody.
“It’s my mum’s name, my mum’s name is Celia. When I wanted to start music she got a lot of flap from like my family ‘she can’t go into music who will marry her? if she starts doing music. No! Who will marry her? She has to be a Doctor, lawyer, or whatever’.
“My mum was like no, if that’s what my daughter wants to do I’m going to support her, so she supported me.
“This album is about celebrating not just African women, just strong women in general and she (Celia) embodied that to me because she won against social pressure, family pressure to support me and it doesn’t get better than that for me as a woman.
“I wanted to celebrate African women because what we are doing now as young African women, we are not trying to abolish what our mothers fought for, we are just an extension of what they are.”Photo Credit: Instagram