The University of Kent, United Kingdom has given Afrobeats songstress, Tiwa Savage an honorary doctorate degree in music.
The UK varsity on July 5 announced its intention to honour some of its alumni, including Tiwa Savage, who graduated with a degree in Business Administration for her outstanding and inspirational performances in the music industry.
The award-winning singer was awarded “Doctor in Music” with the varsity sharing the picture of the event, which took place at the Canterbury Cathedral on its Twitter handle.
“Congratulations Dr @TiwaSavage! We’re super proud to have awarded the Queen of Afrobeats an honorary doctorate at Canterbury Cathedral this morning. #MadeInKent #KentGrads,” the university tweeted.
In a video shared on the University of Kent’s social media, the singer congratulated the fresh graduates, urging them to do their best.
“I’m super proud and I want you to go out there, have fun and kill it. Be the best you that you can be because you truly deserve it.”
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Tiwa Savage mentioned she faced severe bullying and was suspended from school a few times among other things.
“I failed at a lot of things actually,” she said. “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.”
“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.
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“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.#
The mother of one also stated that while some call her queen, she is to be referred to as “Dr Savage from now on”.
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Savage earlier bagged an Accounting degree from Kent. She is also a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.