Nigerian-born artist Tiwa Savage, widely regarded as the Queen of Afrobeats, has released her new single, ‘49-99’. The explosive track is her first release on Motown, the Capitol Music Group/Universal Music Group label that will be releasing Savage’s music in the U.S. ‘49-99’ and future releases by TIWA will be released via the legendary Island Records label in the UK. While utterly infectious, ‘49-99’ makes a powerful statement about poverty. Tiwa Savage explains:

49-99’ is a term coined from the hard life many Nigerians go through. A transit bus serves as a case study. It ought to have only 49 seated passengers, however due to poor economic conditions, we often have nearly twice that number of passengers standing (99).