Nigerian-born artist Tiwa Savage widely regarded as the African Beyonce has released her new single, ’49-99′, via Motown Records.
Since signing her deal international deal with Universal Music Group the explosive track will be her first release with Motown Records which serves as her US label.
While utterly infectious, ’49-99′ makes a powerful statement about poverty. Tiwa Savage explains, ’49-99′ is a term coined from the hard life many Nigerians go through. A transit bus serves as a case study. It ought to have only 49 seated passengers, however, due to poor economic conditions, we often have nearly twice that number of passengers standing (99).”
“The song encourages the young to put down the sense of inheritance and work for what they desire in life, for a better tomorrow. We can’t sit on our old glories and expect things to change for the better. ‘49-99’ also addresses some political leaders who, instead of focusing on the growth of a nation, are there just for the money and having affairs with underage girls – while the citizenry is hustling hard to make a daily living,” added the 39-year-old.