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

Popular singer Tiwa Savage has come out to narrate her experience of how she was broke and had to live in a shelter in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York. She made this known during a surprise party organised for the launch of her new Celia album.

PHOTO: I was so broke i lived in a shelter in New York

Her revelation was detailed in a video posted by co-singer, Lami Phillips via Instagram account (@lamiphillipsworld) on  Saturday September 5.

Savage said she was just graduating at that time and couldn’t find work because if her citizen 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,” she  said.

Savage narrated how she met with Elizabeth Elohor, a former beauty queen, who took her out to eat.

“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.

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