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I was so broke I lived in a shelter in New York – Tiwa Savage



Singer Tiwa Savage has reflected on the time she was so broke and had to live in a shelter in Bedford– Stuyvesant , New York . The ace singer made this statement at a surprise party organised by her friends for her album launch , Celia .
Based on a video posted on singer , Lami Phillips Instagram account , the sonorous singer, Tiwa Savage described Bedford– Stuyvesant popularly referred to as Bed – Stuy, as a project in New York known to shelter the poor mostly with drug addiction problems .
The singer said she had just graduated from school at the time but couldn’ t work due to her citizenship status .
“ 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 reveal how she met with Elizabeth Elohor , a former beauty queen , who took her out to eat in New York when she was hungry .
She noted that since she was broke at the time she had to order only appetizers .
“ 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 advice everyone in the gathering not to allow time to rob them of their destiny .

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