Tiwa Savage, the acclaimed Nigerian vocalist, has been invited to perform at the coronation of King Charles III, the British monarch, scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London. This momentous occasion marks the official ascension of the monarch and his Queen Consort, Camilla, to the throne, following the passing of King Charles III’s mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Tiwa Savage’s invitation to perform at the coronation is a remarkable achievement and a historic moment for Nigeria, as she becomes the first Nigerian musician to receive this honour.
Tiwa Savage will join a star-studded lineup of entertainers, including Steve Winwood, DJ Pete Tong, Lang Lang, Lucy, Paloma Faith, and Olly Murs, who are set to provide entertainment for guests during the coronation concert and Big Lunch on Sunday, May 7, 2023. The coronation event is expected to draw a global audience, and Tiwa Savage’s inclusion in the lineup highlights the diverse range of talent and cultural representation at the event.
According to a statement released by the organizers, Tiwa Savage was chosen as one of the select few African artists to perform at the historic coronation concert. The organizers expressed their excitement about Tiwa Savage’s performance, describing her as an exceptional artiste with a unique blend of African and Western sounds. They are confident that her performance will add colour and excitement to the event.
Tiwa Savage’s invitation to perform at the coronation is also significant in the context of the UK’s cultural ties with Nigeria. The UK has a longstanding history of cultural exchange with Nigeria, and Nigerian musicians have made significant contributions to the global music industry in recent years. Tiwa Savage’s invitation to perform at the coronation further cements the cultural ties between the two countries and serves as a testament to the global impact of Nigerian music.
As part of the festivities, a range of street parties will be held across the UK, alongside a volunteering campaign, providing an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate the historic occasion.