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Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage on her meteoric rise

30 October 2013 Last updated at 14:58 GMT

It has been a momentous year for Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, who has just released her debut album and been nominated at the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) awards for best African act.

Born in Lagos, she spent a large amount of her life in the UK and US and started out working as a backing vocalist for artists such as George Michael, Sting and Mary J Blige.

She has also written songs for other musicians, including Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

The musician spoke to BBC Focus on Africa's Sophie Ikenye about how her career has taken centre stage.

Music video courtesy of Mavin Records.

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