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I Once Lived In A New York Shelter For Poor People – Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian singer, has narrated how she once had to live in a shelter meant for poor people with drug addiction related issues in New York due to lack of money.

The music star brought the revelation to light during a surprise party organised by her friends for the launch of ‘Celia’, her latest album. The ’49-99′ crooner, who said she was 22 at the time, explained that she found it difficult meeting her needs because she could not work, being an international student.

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The development, she said, made her settle for Bedford–Stuyvesant better known as Bed-Stuy, which is a project in the New York dedicated for poor people with drug problems. “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,” she said.

“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 also recalled how Elizabeth Elohor, a former beauty queen, came to her aid when she was extremely hungry and had no money to buy food.

“I remember when I ran into Elizabeth Elohor, a former beauty queen, who took me out to eat in New York when I was hungry,” she added. “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.

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“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.”

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