Popular singer, Tiwa Savage has recounted her time in Bedford–Stuyvesant, New York where she was very broke, and had to live in a shelter meant for women that had drug abuse problems.
Tiwa Savage revealed this while addressing her friends that organised a surprise party for her album launch, Celia.
A video posted on Instagram by Lami Phillips shows the ace singer describing Bedford–Stuyvesant as a project in the US city of New York known to shelter poor people and those with drug-related addiction problems.
The ‘All Over’ crooner stated that she had to order for only appetizers because that was the only food she could afford.
She went on to narrate how providence made her meet Elizabeth Elohor, a former beauty queen, who took her out to eat in New York when she was hungry.
She said, “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.
She encouraged those present at the party to work hard and not allow time
“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.
“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.
Watch the Instagram video: