Singer Tiwa Savage commented on the moment she was so fractured and forced to live in Bedford – Stuyvesant, New York shelter. The ace singer made this comment for her album launch Celia, at a surprise party hosted by her peers.
Based on a video posted on Lami Phillips Instagram account, Tiwa Savage described Bedford – Stuyvesant, popularly referred to as Bed-Stuy, as a New York initiative considered to shelter the poor mainly with opioid abuse issues.
The singer said at the time that she had just graduated from school but couldn’t work because of her citizenship status, below is what she says in the video
“I think I was 22 and we were in New York. I was living in Bed-Stuy, kind of like a shelter. A lot of people didn’t know this.
“I was in a shelter for women that had drug abuse problems.
“I just graduated from school. You know as an international student you can’t work. So, I couldn’t work. I was doing the side thing in Bed-Stuy which is like the hood in Brooklyn,” Tiwa Savage said.
The singer went on to say how she met the real beauty queen Elizabeth Elohor who took her out to eat in New York when she was starving.
She noticed she had to order only appetizers because she was broke at the time.
“She was ordering food and I ordered appetizers because I was so broke and I was so hungry.
“And I remember she was looking at me and asked, ‘what are you ordering?.’ And I was just lying that I’m not hungry.
“And then she just started asking me, ‘are you sure?.’ And then I just started crying. And then she’s just like, ‘what is the matter?.’ I said, ‘Elohor, I don’t have money.’
“She just started ordering stuff and she even ordered stuff for me to take home.
“I remember going home to my little box or whatever, and I was just crying. This girl literally made my day.
“So, the first time they put my picture in Times Square, she was the first person I called,” she said emotionally.
she went on to advise and give hope to the hopeless.
she says don’t let time rob you of your destiny even if you have not married yet, you don’t have a child yet, you haven’t achieve anything yet it God’s time.