Tiwa Savage Grammy Nomination

Post by Demola OG, February 12th, 2011

For some who may not know, Tiwa Savage who is also a professional writer signed to Sony/ATV publishing co-wrote a popular track called Collard greens and Cornbread off Fantasia’s Back 2 Me album which has been nominated for a Grammy in the best R&B album category.

So in preparation for the Grammys which will be held on Sunday, the 13th of February, here is a leak of the original song, Collard greens and Cornbread performed by Tiwa and a video of the album version by Fantasia. You guys should listen to both and share your thoughts on who delivered a better performance. Either way the album received a grammy nod and both artistes benefit.

Congratulations to Nigeria’s Own Tiwa Savage on the Grammy Nomination!!! Let us all pray that she bags the award.

Tiwa Savage Version

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Fantasia Version

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84 Responses to “Tiwa Savage Grammy Nomination”

  1. adeyinka says:

    Bros, its co-written not co-wrote..

    • Kelvin says:

      Mr english na wa for u mhen. at least the guy try, that ain't is mothers tongue anyway so bon.. But thanks for correcting him publicly thou, me i no just gbadun am.. So what can u say abt the song bro?

    • ozyy says:

      itz correct oo..looking at the context in which it was used..cheers

  2. adeyinka says:

    Sorry., its right. Re read the article again. Sorry

  3. Kelvin says:

    To be honest mhen, my sis version is more tantalizing. pretty song, well delivered and great voice.. Tiwa try log-on to good recording company and make sing ur song ur self jare. one day person wey sabi good thing go find u.. Anyway u be factory of song sha.. ko le ton nbe.. wow L.O.V.E the song

  4. Taafo says:

    Una dey lieeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Chai! Stop using my Tiwa Savage for cheap publicity. kmt!

    • Osahon O says:

      Shut Up Your Mouth…Your Tiwa was the person that opened her mouth on twitter saying she got nominated 4 an album & not NOTJUSTOK…Dont come here to say shit…yur Tiwa is a Bull Shit…She need to go work hard on her Album…NJO Published what was sent to them…PERIOD.

  5. Taafo says:

    I like the way you guys keep deleting comments that are truthful!!!
    I'll continue to yarn sha! kmt!

  6. adeboy says:

    ..Tiwa no Offence but this Grammy nomination no be ya own cos you wrote the 1 song out of a 13-14 track album no mean say u dey collect the award ..Watin make the producer come talk??

    • Truth b told says:

      Not even "wrote" o… na "Co-wrote" .. and see all these wahala untop the song.. besides d song isnt nominated.. D album is.. am sorry but i see no biggy in this! Even if the album wins.. Which i doubt, It has very lil to do wt Tiwa.

  7. awizii says:

    i think people are missing something here.Tiwa Sawage is a good songwriter no doubt,but the nomination was in the category of Best R&B album.So before people start saying i'm hating,the award,should Fantasia win it,will be for Fantasia..it's not a songwriter's nomination.period.But i'm happy she co-wrote the song.

    • adeboy says:

      Thank you … Receiving credits for a nomination practical not urs is bad for her image…Go check twitter

      • ayott says:

        album nominations are for everybody who worked on the album if you check the list
        under eminem recovery u will see the names of all the writers,producers and engineers

  8. dimjoe says:

    Guys sharaaap…..As a co- writer to a song, if it gets any nomination or winning award for a particular song or album which includes the song, the writers and producers practically are involved in the process which makes them a winner tooo……….Una just be ODOLOS

  9. 'Resa says:

    Yes, she co-wrote a song on an album that was nominated. However, the individual song she wrote was not nominated for an award in itself. Therefore, to call her a “nominee” is misleading. We should celebrate her as part of the TEAM that contributed to Fantasia being nominated BUT Tiwa herself, was not nominated. Otherwise, any/everybody that contributed to the album is a “grammy nominee”…that’s not how it works. She needs to get off that “nominee horse”. But I congratulate her team on their hardwork for getting Fantasia’s album nominated.

  10. abegi!!! says:

    this is Just BS.. TIWA is so silly thats all i will say… by her tweets u wud think it was her that got nominated for a grammy.. pls when they read out the albums on the day of the awards, is it tiwa;s name r fantasia's name they wud call.. its ok to be proud of being a part of a nominated album but Tiwa its not ur album.. and u co wrote the song.. not that u wrote the song 00 per cent so i wonder y she is making a big deal out of someone elses work… mschew..

    • SLEEK says:

      don't be such an asshole! do you think its easy that a song she co-wrote was nominated for a grammy? For a singer that is new in the industry why shouldn't she be excited? If you think its easy then go ahead and do write or co-write yours with anyone and see if it'll get nominated for even soundcity awards! *mscheww* oshi!!! instead of you to be happy that a nigerian is on the lime light like this you're taking bullshit! I don't know why y'all act like this!

  11. nikO says:

    guys this is so untrue! you know how many people come here to get info on naija music. you should at least confirm from the website before posting, na wa for u o!

  12. Blake says:

    NJO, U guys messed up on this one!!. Tiwa is nowhere near nomination, not even for the song she co-wrote with Fantasia. Here is a rundown of Fantasia's 2011 Grammy nomination:

    *Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    Back To Me
    Fantasia
    [J Records / 19 Recordings LLC / S Records]

    *Best R&B Song
    Bittersweet
    Fantasia
    Track from: Back To Me
    [J Records / 19 Recordings LLC / S Records]

    *Best R&B Album
    Back To Me
    Fantasia
    [J Records / 19 Recordings LLC / S Records]

    NJO, u guys are reputable, try verifying and confirming your info before publishing them. Stuffs like this isn't good for your blog. ~Cheers….

    • Hollalaykan says:

      Pls explain to me if, an album is been nominated for an award .. what happens to the songwriters in the Album ? or is the album nominated for performance only ? Please explain .. after you do that then I will respond

      • Gbagaun says:

        Hollalaykan, you went to school naaa, or at least, we hope you did.

        Tiwa Savage was no where near the nominations, nor was her name anywhere listed.

        She was a part of the album, along with hundreds of other people (Producers, Writers, Voice Coaches, Sound Engineers and so on) and that's why the Grammy's (you can confirm the real list at http://www.grammy.com/NOMINEES) try to create as many categories as possible for all these people.

        Bottomline, Tiwa should be proud of being a part of something good, rather than claim something that is not.

        P.S. The songwriters on the nominated 'songs' were ALL acknowledged on the list.

        Here's hoping your response'll be e-du-ca-ting :))

      • Blake says:

        @Gbagaun, Thanks a million. Tot i was d only one who could see the spaces in between. And thanks 4 educating them…..LOL

      • Hollalaykan says:

        I purposely didnt respond til now.. did you all watch the Press Scene ? you mumu people …you saw those 2 ladies that was given awards for writing the song Empire States of Mind … You just come here and yarn dust… Must you always show your level of ignorance in public ? Theres always honor in silence .. dont be too forward .. we cant know everything .. so take your time to learn stuffs .. read through and stop chanting shits … If Fantasia had won the Award .. Tiwa will surely get an accolade as well .. so pls STFU and stop wagging your tongues in public .. I apologize for those words but they re just d best at this junction..lol..Love you alll ..
        @Gbagaun Mr. Know it all am sure you wont respond now …

      • somni says:

        oga stop being so hard-nosed and behave ursef! if tiwa wasnt put in d grammy nominees list, then she wasnt gon get shit! here's for the Empire State of Mind, culled from grammy.com/nominees

        34. Best Rap Song
        Winner
        Empire State Of Mind
        Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson, songwriters)
        (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
        Track from: The Blueprint 3
        [Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys Music/Al Shuckburgh/Global Talent Publishing/Foray Music/Masani Elshabazz Music/EMI April Music/J Sewell Publishing/Lellow Productions/Twenty Nine Black Music/Gambi Music]
        Love The Way You Lie
        Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem & Rihanna)
        Track from: Recovery
        [Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Shroom Shady Music/Universal Music Publishing/Universal Music-Z Songs/Hotel Bravo Music/M. Shop Publishing]
        Not Afraid
        M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto & M. Samuels, songwriters
        (Eminem)
        Track from: Recovery
        [AftermathShady Records/Interscope; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Shroom Shady Music/Resto World Music/1damentional Publishing/Sony ATV Tunes/1daniable Publishing]
        Nothin' On You
        Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr., songwriters (B.o.B
        & Bruno Mars)
        Track from: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
        [Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Ham Squad Music/Songs of Universal/Shady Music Publishing/Mars Force Music/Northside Independent Music/Bug House/Roc Cor Publishing/Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake Music/Bughouse]
        On To The Next One
        Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean, songwriters (G. Auge & X. De Rosnay,
        songwriters) (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)
        Track from: The Blueprint 3
        [Roc Nation; Publishers: Carter Boys Music/Swizz Beatz/Universal Tunes/Irish Town Songs/Blue Mountain Music/Universal Music-MGB Songs]

        stop overtly kissing tiwa's ass (evn tho i wont hav minded doin that too) and check d list ursef. d award was goin 2 fantasia for her album and no one else. please stop calling ppl olodo when u know u arent standin on solid grounds

      • Hollalaykan says:

        Lol.. no one is kissing Ass here .. I only have a problem with you guyz hating on success of a Nigerian .. am sure if an american does this you all will applaud him or her.. Every media has the tendency of putting up catchy headlines and thats what NJO did .. am sure CNN ..Al jazeera etc aint an exception as well … why dont you peepz crucify them .. contributing to an album that wins an award automatically makes you a winner .. J-Sleek of 2face never won an award for Producing great hits for 2face until recently but am sure all 2face's award shows he's a winner .. same thing applies to Tiwa .. Yes I could be wrong , NJO could be anyone could be wrong for thinking she would get the grammy trumpet …lol.. but it still goes a long way in her career to have contributed to an album that got such success.. so NAIJA should celebrate it and not find faults in that… Ya all need to stop being quibble about every good thing thats coming out of Nigeria … am sure the actors of the movie AVATAR will be glad it won lots of award even though they were mere actor and not the director but they did contribute their quota in making the movie get such recognition… I see no sense in questioning her happiness about this grammy thing .. She worked with the winner and she's also a winner .. Shikena … So you think I wouldnt shout on AIT if I wrote a song for AKON and it wins an award ? you all need to have a re-think .. even if I should write a song for BANKY W ,2face or DAREY .. I will want the world to know I did .. its hard work people .. no be play play at all … we talking about GRAMMY here .. not DYNAMIX award .. abeggy .. let her feel fly …

      • somni says:

        hmmm… i must admit. u have a point! nice 1

      • ayott says:

        @Blake Na u be serious Olodo
        when an album gets nominated all the writers,mixer,studio engineers,producers are nominated if u dont believe check the grammy site

      • Hollalaykan says:

        @Ayott ..lol.. have been waiting for the Blake dude to respond since yesterday so I can fire him .. lol.. but you let the cat outta the bag.. am sure he wont say anything now.. I dont know why Nigerians never appreciate the positive things coming out of this Nation.. Tiwa didnt even see it as a biggie she was just hoping Fantasia wins and she will also be recognized as part of the people that worked on the album .. but these usual Nigerians ..lol.. just love finding errs in everything sha .. kai .. please people be positive abeg .. I dont see any big deal here given the fact that she had work with the likes of Shawn Stockman of B2Men,Akon and so on.. so working with Fantasia isnt outta the world.. abeg appreciate good things jor… God remains Able

      • Blake says:

        @Hollalaykan & @ayott(OLODO), Of course Tiwa has credit for co-writing 1 out of 19tracks in the album but here is what NJO wrote "Congratulations to Nigeria’s Own Tiwa Savage on the Grammy Nomination!!! Let us all pray that she bags the award." THAT SHE BAGS THE AWARD? This is BS, cos you guys are making us believe that Tiwa was actually nominated and besides it's not a song writers nomination. Mr Ayott, as u said; "under eminem recovery u will see the names of all the writers,producers and engineers" so y wasn't Tiwa's name listed under Fantasia's album?? that's cos the Recovery album was nominated for album of the year. Anyway, i rest my case. Tiwa, thumbs up & more grease to your elbow.

      • fuck face says:

        u are daft

  13. mr who says:

    you be olodo,2 much i too sabi na bad luck.yinka u come kari kelvin follo bodi dey pruv foneh and makin fool of urself.shweeeeee.switch to Ali is a boi

  14. Osahon O says:

    All the same,weather Tiwa was nominated or not she tried 4 contributing to the Album that was Nominated…She can claim been nominated but she should get over it cos she was all up on twitter saying too much sh*t about it instead of her to go work hard on her Album…NJO Keep It Up.

  15. beegee says:

    all these mumu's wey dey yaern bad belle yern. Read well before you come here dey yern okpata….. Naija peep's and their negative expectations sef. So because she be from Naija mean sey she no go fit do am….. common be optimistic. The top is for EVERYONE wey fit dare, not for some select few… wait and see what the future hold, i bet some of you mofos wey dey do bad belle would bee displaced… mtcheeeeeew!

  16. Best in Show says:

    This is just a problem of technicality o. NJO got too excited and made a misleading statement about something that is technically true.

  17. Riva says:

    It is a shame that people are so desperate not to give this girl her due that they don't even read the Grammy rules.
    If an ALBUM is nominated EVERYONE that worked on that ALBUM is nominated. Songwriters, producers, background singers, instrumentalist, engineers……EVERYBODY.
    So even though the album did not win Tiwa Savage is and will always be a Grammy Nominee

  18. MsCollette says:

    Some Nigerians can be so gullible, it’s frustrating!

    Most of the writers on that song are heavyweights, and she was part of a writing team of 5 people. To be honest with you, it was a bit misleading to go round saying that she was a ‘Grammy nominee’

    She is employed bt Sony, so, whatever she writes, becomes the property of her employees, this is why she is paid and is therefore not authorised to claim ownership. So, even if the song had independently won a grammy, a gong would have gone to Fantasia and Sony. It would have been a whole different story, if it were in a songwriters’ category!

    I, honestly, think this whole thing was unnecessary, she could have gained a lot more (honest) hype by just saying she co-wrote a song on Fantasia’s album! Nigerians are so trusting as they once were and expect the worst (think Smiley). Tiwa has done her image more harm than good!

    All of you saying stuff about others hating, this is not the case. Tiwa is not the first songwriter. Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, The Dream etc are powerhouses when it comes to songwriting, and they have penned HIT songs that have been nominated for grammys (the SONGS oh, not one song out of an ALBUM) and have never claimed to be nominated (even though they were in the public eye) why should it start now!?

    It will happen one day for Nigeria, there is NO need for premature claims! I think NJO should have researched their stuff, and not posted anything for the sake of credibility, as opposed to being friends with Tiwa Savage!

    • oladipo says:

      whoa this is funny.. naija folks give props where props is due ms collette you wrote a long paragraph trying to explain to us that because she cowrote the song she has no right to claim the nomination? of course she got paid she and fantasia and other co writers, yes its a property of sony records of whomever is the parent record company. the rest of your article is utter rubbish and you are misled about how the nomination goes she will not take the grammy home but when the song is listed on the grammy site they put all the infomation about the song ….. sang by fantasia and co written by tiwa savage. just as how its is written behind CD cases….. so get it rite.. congrats to tiwa savage even if the song no win we recognize her efforts and her version is better than fantasia"s END OF STO

      • msia swag says:

        shut up there..ms collete was 100% right and all she said makes sense allot…or re u axed by her comments? u sounds tiwa savage

      • sexyzara says:

        Truthfully, kudos to Tiwa but claiming to be Grammy nominated is stretching it a bit. A song she co-wrote was nominated. That is saying a lot but it isn't what was written here. NJO stick to the facts.

  19. Ola says:

    Going by your arguments, Dr Dre or Neyo would have had loads of awards in their cabinets. Dr Dre never got best album award for Doggy Style but he got an award as d producer of same album. Snoop Dogg got the award for best rap album and Dr Dre will not come out and say its my award NO. No point coming here to argue, this is meant to be an educative forum and we all can learn even in sitations like this including NJO. Im sure they must have realized their mistake here.

  20. oladipo says:

    whoa this is funny.. naija folks give props where props is due ms collette you wrote a long paragraph trying to explain to us that because she cowrote the song she has no right to claim the nomination? of course she got paid she and fantasia and other co writers, yes its a property of sony records of whomever is the parent record company. the rest of your article is utter rubbish and you are misled about how the nomination goes she will not take the grammy home but when the song is listed on the grammy site they put all the infomation about the song ….. sang by fantasia and co written by tiwa savage. just as how its is written behind CD cases….. so get it rite.. congrats to tiwa savage even if the song no win we recognize her efforts and her version is better than fantasia"s END OF STORY

  21. oladipo says:

    NO JUST OKAY WHY DONT YOU GUYS PUBLISH MY COMMENTS ????

    • msia swag says:

      bcause ur commentz were rated 'trash'

      • Tony Dozie says:

        Becos they don't like ur comments. Simple and Straight. Even on my blog, I don't publish any comment that attacks my credibility. Deal with it or move to other blogs.
        Such a dumb question Oladipo. U no know say na Nigeria be this. Even globally, Journalists protect themselves. CNN does not publish any thing that's against them. How does it help them?

  22. oladipo says:

    this is totaly unfair whatever happend to free speech? every time i post a comment on this webstite it is never published,,,, why is that?

  23. oladipo says:

    please post my reply i am not rewriting the whole blog again

  24. MsCollette says:

    An accolade is NOT a Grammy, appreciation, is NOT a Grammy. This is why they have the songwriters’ category. If you don’t win in the songwriters’ category, you don’t win, period. I’ve looked through the Grammy website. If that were the case, the purpose of a Grammy would be cheapened, and anyone can get one as there are sometimes up to 60 people that contribute to an album.

    I bow for you people oh, false exhaltation! She gets all the props for writing a song, but, whatever award comes is not hers. That’s another technicality for you.

  25. MsCollette says:

    Oh, and by the way, the song was not handpicked and nominated, the whole album was! I’m guessing the producers, other songwriters, sound engineers, composers, illustrators, people that provided the paper for the insert, disc manufacturers, the mosquito in the studio that kept quiet for them to lace tracks etc can claim a Grammy nomination!

    I’m done with all this banal talk, it’s getting irritating!

  26. Tony Dozie says:

    notjust ok pls don’t be a dump for crap. We av enjoyed ur work so far. Pls don’t loose ur credibility.

    This is the grammy nomination from grammy website.

    I did a check up on wikipedia and the writers are the same Charles Harmon and Claude Kelly.

    Tiwa cannot write anything more than Kele Kele Love.

    There is a Nigerian girl called Nnenna Yvonne. That’s the kind of quality you should be promoting here. I know there are bills to be paid but please, consider integrity. We love u guys here.

    Bitter Sweet

    Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters (Fantasia)

    Track from: Back To Me

    [J Records/19 Recordings/S Records; Publishers: Chuck Harmony's House/Normaharris Music Publishing/Strauss Co./EMI April Music,Studio Beast Music/Warner Tamerlane Publishing, 3M Holdings]

  27. Mrs. Rapjunkie says:

    With people like Lalaboi on NJO i thought the crew there were intelligent peeps.
    I am so disappointed.
    How can you guys be so gullible?
    even myself a non music die hard could smell the crap in this story from a mile away, yet you guys who make a living from this, fell for such.
    I am so disappointed.
    better remove this thing before you wreck your reputation.

  28. dangel says:

    two audio versions of the song sound like the same person .. or is it just my ears :|

  29. Ben Adu says:

    @ Tony Dozie…..U see how DUMB u are
    Ppl are over here talking about "Collard greens and Cornbread" track 5 on the album
    you are posting credits for 'Bitter Sweet"

    Bitter Sweet

    Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters (Fantasia)

    Track from: Back To Me

    [J Records/19 Recordings/S Records; Publishers: Chuck Harmony's House/Normaharris Music Publishing/Strauss Co./EMI April Music,Studio Beast Music/Warner Tamerlane Publishing, 3M Holdings]

  30. NordT says:

    ***Congratulations to Nigeria’s Own Tiwa Savage on the Grammy Nomination!!! Let us all pray that she bags the award.***

    Like seriously? LOL! *SHE* bags the award?…U people keep toying with our head :S

    • ffff says:

      I agree totally with ur post. i don look the list of nominees tire. i no see tiwa savage's name. so which prayer is notjustok expecting us to pray?

  31. Anti-Fraud says:

    Hands up if you believe ‘Hollalaykan’ is Tiwa Savage!

    D truth is jus bitter. These people need to stop misleading the public it only reduces their credibility

  32. Liyia Joy Aigbe says:

    wow…………..wats all this plenty talk all about………..your own product (Tiwa savage) puts out her effort to make the country proud instead of commending her you pple are criticizing her, now thats pretty weired and it is pure beef……..rather than being envious and jealous celebrate with her so that when it is your turn pple will celebrate with you………with such negative thoughts pouring out of you pple's mind l wonder how you expect your own country pple to prosper, bad belle no good……….TIWA YOU DID WELL………..YOU ARE AN ORIGINAL ARTISTE AN NOTHING ANYONE SAYS CAN TAKE THAT FROM YOU. CONGRATS ON THE GRAMMY NOMINATION. I pray you win.

  33. Gboye says:

    Let's give it to Tiwa Savage, the lady is cood and she is one of good artist from naija.

  34. Emmanue Job says:

    Hey! U got to stop dt k! Critics my kiss tiwa’s butt, she’s d bomb, u jst got to love ha

  35. Emmanue Job says:

    Hey! U got to stop dt k! Critics my kiss tiwa’s butt, she’s d 1

  36. michael says:

    i prefer tiwa's version and frankly i think if she keeps it up she might be the first nigerian female artist to win a grammy…stop hating and think positive..enjoy the music !

  37. Anyi says:

    She’s outstanding and deserves it truly. I wish her all the best……..

  38. abiola says:

    she is a songbird

  39. ojukwu chukwuka says:

    I fink she is just fantastic.Keep it up dear.Though she didn't win but going wit her style of music,i know some day she gotta win

  40. tritan says:

    ms collete is so damn right ! really i think this is just stupid, ive written songs for some artistes whove won awards in nigeria but u dont see me talking bout it and goin wow i won an award so pls this post is doin more harm than good to us thnx

  41. tiwa sincerely u going big. how I wish u could feature me on one of your songs. would mean the world to me. anyway go hard girl.

  42. tiwa sincerely u going big. how I wish u could feature me on one of your songs. would mean the world to me. anyway go hard girl.

  43. Tiwa savage killed it hers is better…..keep it going girl.

  44. Tiwa savage killed it hers is better…..keep it going girl.

  45. Tiwa pretty is a diva she is far off than any 9grian female singer.she is very creative thumb up of her.

  46. Kadeji Lilprillz Precious says:

    Tiwa pretty is a diva she is far off than any 9grian female singer.she is very creative thumb up of her.

  47. I love you Tiwa, I wish I could find a diva like you.

  48. I love you Tiwa, I wish I could find a diva like you.

  49. Abdul Bamallson says:

    Love you gurl.

  50. U go girlllllllllll! Make us proud!

  51. U go girlllllllllll! Make us proud!

  52. Kesybebe says:

    I can't take all you haters!!!!!!!!!!! Give the girl a break… So she co wrote a song on an "album" that was nominated… That is still an achievement. Do you guys know how hard it is to get into the entertainment business…? Especially in the USA…. She is doing well and all you ney sayers and haters fall back!!! God don't like ugly!!!!!

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