Mavin first lady Tiwa Savage recently lashed out on twitter at the editors of TW Magazine over the review of her debut album â€˜Once Upon a Timeâ€™ on the latest edition of the magazine which features her on the cover.
We had to see the album review for ourselves and discovered the writer had a field’s day criticizing the widely praised piece of work. But sentiments aside, is the writer right? Or its just an unfair ignorant review as Tiwa accused?
â€˜Once Upon A Time opens with a Disney inspired fairy tale account of Tiwa Savageâ€™s relationship with her manager Tunji â€˜TBillzâ€™ Balogun. Wanted, potent and upbeat reggae track, works as a great opener. Her lower register mode of singing works on Ileke, â€“ a roll call for females to shake their booty â€“ but fails miserably on others like Ejim Afia and Baby Mo.
Tiwa Svaage is the first and foremost an RnB artiste and she doesnâ€™t hide her natural comfort zone on quite a number of tracks as Olorun Mi, Middle Passage and Get Low. Her foray in pop music isnâ€™t a total disaster, her Kele Kele and Love me x3 are exquisitely crafted pieces but the subtle Folarin fails to blow the mind. With 21 songs, one has to dig deep to find the real substance with too many fillers, too much autotune and too much Don Jazzy. However for a debut album, itâ€™s a commendable effortâ€™.