Popular Nigerian female music star – Tiwa Savage recently staged a surprise concert at the Obalende Bus Park and it was such an amazing experience.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Tiwa Savage performed her new single, ’49-99′ to a large crowd under the Obalende bridge, on Lagos Island, Lagos.
The song, which has generally gotten rave reviews, is the lead single off her forthcoming album under her new label Universal Music Group.
To the delight of the crowd – including few celebrities and media executives – under the bridge, the 39-year-old performed many of her hits that include ‘All Over,’ ‘Ello Baby,’ ‘Ma Lo,’ ’49-99′ ‘Diet’.
The singer released her Fela-inspired single titled ‘49-99’ on September 5 and explained that it referred to ”the 49 people standing and 99 seating in a typical molue bus”.
Explaining the inspiration for the title at a listening party in London a few weeks back, Tiwa said it came from the words “49 sitting 99 standing” in Fela Kuti’s ‘Suffering and smiling’.
She explained further: “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.