I have been ridiculed globally, failed at many things – Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

Pop star Tiwa Savage has spoken about her struggles as a child after moving to the United Kingdom, saying that she failed at many things.

The 42-year-old who received an honorary doctorate degree in music from her alma mater, the University of Kent, on Friday talked about her challenges as an immigrant in the UK while delivering her acceptance speech.

In a video shared by her colleague, Bankulli Osha, on Instagram on Friday, Tiwa was seen addressing the audience, dressed in academic robes.

“I failed at a lot of things actually,” she began.

“I was bullied at school severely when I moved to the UK, I ran away from home a few times, I was suspended a few times from school.”

Speaking on her her sex tape scandal, the mother of one said, “I’ve been globally ridiculed a couple of times, I’m not going to say what it is but it rhymes with ‘cape’. The irony.

“I also failed Principles of Finance at this very university when I was graduating.”

She noted that despite the struggles, she has succeeded in becoming a “leading figure” in Afrobeats.

Tiwa completed a degree in business administration at the University of Kent before winning a scholarship to study professional music at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.