Nigerian music diva this month released her much-anticipated single “49-99”.
The single is Tiwa’s official single this year, after her waves-making collaboration with DJ Spinall and Wizkid on “Dis Love”.
Tiwa’s “49-99” marks her final exit from Mavin Records.
Tiwa Savage, now officially a ROC Nation artiste, revealed Olamide was part of the writers of the song.
The song title “49-99” references the line “49 sitting, 99 standing” from Fela Kuti’s 1978 legendary hit “Shuffering and Shmiling.”
Tiwa, through a press release, disclosed the song reflects the “hard life many Nigerians go through.”
“A transit bus serves as a case study,” the singer said.
The music video for “49-99” was directed by London-based director and photographer, Meji Alabi.
A scene of the music video shows Tiwa wearing lengthy braids that formed intricate patterns around her, paying homage to her heritage.
Part of the song’s lyrics goes:
“Waiting for Danfo, waiting for Uber and Okada,
Ọmọ no be so me I want to live oI got to get the dollar, ko kunle’
Plenty plenty moolah, A’dekunle”
Here are all the places to download and listen to “49-99” by Tiwa Savage:
e. Amazon Prime Music