Roc Nation songstress and actress Tiwa Savage is making major waves on today’s entertainment scene and she’s winning over audiences one infectious Afrobeat hit at a time in the process.

The award-winning beauty recently lit up the stage during her first performance at Jay-Z’s Budweiser Made In America Music Festival over Labor Day weekend, and we got a chance to chat with her just before her MIA debut. Scroll through to get a behind-the-scenes look at Tiwa’s big day and hear her thoughts on why African entertainers are flourshing on the American pop culture scene, what to expect from her new EP coming this September and much more.