The mother of one whose breakup with husband TeeBillz went viral back in May 2016, said in an interview with Premium Times,
"It’s been the grace of God and I think I have been able to pull through by simply immersing myself in my work.Speaking about how she got signed to New York music outfit, Roc Nation, Tiwa explained:
"Generally speaking all that has been written about me doesn’t really affect me anymore. When I got into the industry initially, it was very difficult for anybody to realise this. But now, I have come to the realisation that the hard work you put in and the positive things that you do as an artiste always outweighs the negative.
"Whether you’re in the media, a banker or a nurse, you’re going to have people talk about you. Not everyone loves Jesus Christ so who am I to talk about people saying things about me? You can’t make everyone happy.
"I don’t try to waste time on people that don’t love me, so I just spend time with people that love me so I don’t disappoint them."
"There’s a guy called Briant “Bee-High” Biggs; he is Jay Z’s cousin. He also doubles as Roc Nation’s current director of mobile strategies. He had been visiting Nigeria for few months to scout for fresh talents in Africa.
"The aim was to get these artistes and Jay Z’s label into the global market. I guess Brian had been monitoring my music and my career through the years before deciding to go with me.
"I guess he went with me because I am female while his other partners/remaining scouts were getting male artists.
"He wanted to strike a deal with a female artiste because the biggest artistes in America like Rihanna and Adele are all females. So, he really believes that there is a market for talented female artistes."