Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has been invited to perform at the coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom, making her the first Nigerian artist to receive such an honor.
The event is scheduled to take place on May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London, following the passing of King Charles III’s mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Savage will join a lineup of renowned performers including Steve Winwood, DJ Pete Tong, Lang Lang, Lucy, Paloma Faith, and Olly Murs, who will entertain guests at the coronation concert and Big Lunch scheduled for May 7, 2023.
The organizers of the event stated that Tiwa Savage was selected as one of the few African artists to perform at the historic coronation concert, citing her unique blend of African and Western sounds as a reason for her selection.
They are confident that her performance will add color and excitement to the event, which will witness the official ascension of the monarch to the throne alongside Queen Consort, Camilla.
“We are excited to announce that Tiwa Savage will be performing at the coronation concert alongside other world-class musicians. Tiwa Savage is an exceptional artiste with a unique blend of African and Western sounds. We are confident that her performance will add colour and excitement to the event,” the statement read.
Tiwa Savage’s invitation to perform at the coronation is a significant achievement and a testament to her exceptional talent. The Nigerian artist has won several awards for her music, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act in 2018 and the City People Music Award for Female Musician of the Year in 2019. She has also been featured on various international platforms, including the Global Citizen Festival and the Essence Festival.