This week on African Voices Changemakers, CNN\u2019s Arit Okpo meets Tiwa Savage, one of Nigeria\u2019s most successful artists, to talk about her latest album and how she's helping women in the music industry and beyond. Tiwa Savage\u2019s music fuses afrobeat, R&B and pop, and her award-winning sound is internationally celebrated. Like most people around the world, Tiwa Savage\u2019s life has changed massively because of the coronavirus crisis. She speaks about how the pandemic has impacted her work, \u201cThe Instagram live performances or the online performances are just not the same. Cause you just don't have that instant reaction from your fans and the audience. So, you\u2019re kind of performing and you're hoping whoever's watching is dancing or groovin' or whatever they are in their home.\u201d In 2018, Tiwa Savage was named \u2018Best African Act\u2019 at the MTV European Music Awards. She tells CNN she wants to use this platform to encourage more women to enter the music industry, \u201cThere is a void and we need more female artists singing from our perspective, singing what we go through, our heartache, how our pains, how we want to be bosses, how we want to be vulnerable mothers, wives, whatever it is.\u201d Tiwa Savage also discusses the beginning of her career, saying that her mother\u2019s support was crucial, \u201cWhen I wanted to go into music many years ago, it was not cool. Like my aunties and cousins would be like, \u2018You can't make money from that. You can't find a husband who wants to marry a musician.' Like, and (her mother) was just like, \u2018Nope, my daughter says she wants to go into music\u2019. And she literally was adamant in supporting me.\u201d Tiwa Savage\u2019s new album \u2018Celia\u2019 is named in honour of her mother and celebrates the strength of women. She talks about the project, \u201cI wanted songs from a female perspective, female voice and I wanted great afrobeat rhythm. I wanted us to be open to experiment and try great sounds and that's exactly what we did. Every song it's just powerful in its message.\u201d Outside of music, Tiwa Savage expanded her role as an activist, speaking out on issues such as rape, HIV\/AIDS, and breast cancer. Her philanthropy was shown recently with the \u2018We are Tired\u2019 foundation, and she tells Okpo about this, \u201cWhat I want to do is just start a platform where I can, you know, get money and be able to help some young ladies just get lawyers and fight their case. Cause I think a lot of them are one scared to even speak up and two, they don't even have the money to even go through with it.\u201d Women\u2019s empowerment has been a theme throughout Tiwa Savage\u2019s life and work. She explains the importance of it in her industry, \u201cIt would be such a shame that we've been through all of these challenges and young girls, who are coming into the music industry will have to fight those same battles. So, I'm hoping we kick the doors down and we keep them open.\u201d HEADLINES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM BRAND SPUR Lagos Business School Beta Gamma Sigma chapter earns Highest Honours status The\u00a0Lagos Business School\u00a0chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma society has been bestowed the Highest Honours status for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Highest Honours status is the highest distinction possible\u00a0for Beta Gamma Sigma chapters. Nestl\u00e9 to plant 3 million trees by 2023 in Malaysia Nestl\u00e9\u00a0today announced it will plant three million trees through Project RELeaf in Malaysia.\u00a0Nestl\u00e9\u00a0will invest\u00a0CHF\u00a04 million in the next three years. This announcement is part of Nestl\u00e9\u2019s broader reforestation initiative. It will help accelerate the company\u2019s global pledge to address climate change and achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Nestl\u00e9 S.A. Increases Stake in Nigeria Subsidiary Nestl\u00e9 S.A, Switzerland, the parent company of Nestl\u00e9 Nigeria Plc, has increased its ownership percentage of the Nigerian subsidiary to 66.30 per cent. Waltersmith Refinery Ready for October Start Waltersmith Petroman\u2019s modular refinery\u00a0has been completed and will begin operations on October 14, the\u00a0Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)\u00a0has said. How TikTok Changed Video Advertising Forever? Owning a business brand isn\u2019t all required to make it big in the business world \u2013 it\u2019s just the first step. To achieve business growth, you\u2019d have to invest in activities that improve the quality of your products and services and make potential buyers aware that you have what they need. Olam Cocoa launches new business for professional chefs, bakers and p\u00e2tissiers Olam\u00a0Cocoa has today announced the launch of\u00a0Olam Cocoa\u00a0for Professionals, a new business which will make its premium deZaan cocoa powders available to restaurants, caterers, and patisseries for the first time.