Tiwa Savage Receives an Honorary Doctorate From Kent University — Take a Bow

 

It’s official: Tiwa Savage is now Dr. Savage and we are serious. 

The award-winning singer has earned herself a Doctorate. On Friday, the University of Kent awarded the Nigerian Afro-pop star with an honorary doctorate degree that recognized her long-spanning success in the music industry. She accepted the honor onstage during a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, where she gave an emotional speech to the graduates.

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In a video shared by singer Bankulli Osha on Instagram, Savage who is an alumnus of the University of Kent reflected on her time in the school. “I failed at a lot of things, actually,” Savage said in her speech while adding that she “was bullied severely when she moved to the UK.”

She continued: “I ran away from home a few times. I was suspended a few times from school. I’ve been globally really cute a couple of times. I’m not gonna say what it is but it rhymes with cake the irony. And I also feel the principles of finance at this very university when I was graduating. But this same girl, this same girl went on to be a leading figure in a global phenomenon called afrobeat and some call me queen but it’s Dr. Savage from now on.”

 

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The school also confirmed her doctorate by congratulating the singer on its official Instagram account, where she received a handshake from Kent’s chancellor Gavin Esler, just after receiving her honorary degree.

“Congratulations Dr @tiwasavage! 👏,” captions the photo. “We’re super proud to have awarded the Queen of Afrobeats an honorary doctorate at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.”

 

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In another video shared by the school, Tiwa delivered a message to the graduating students while introducing herself as Dr. Tiwa Savage. “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,” she said in the video.

 

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Our congratulations are in order!

 

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