Once Upon a Time is the debut studio album by Tiwa Savage. The album was released by Mavin Records and 323 Entertainment on July 3, 2013. In an interview with Vanguard Media Limited, Tiwa said: "This album is straight from my heart and it’s something that I’ve worked so tirelessly for. A lot of people wondered why it took me so long a time to drop my own album. That’s because we had to go through a lot of legal processes to clear some of the samples that we used, and that took us some months."
The album features guest appearances from Don Jazzy, Flavour N'abania, Leo Wonder, Iceberg Slim, Sarkodie, and General Pype, among others. Don Jazzy, Tunji "TJ Billz" Balogun, and Tiwa Savage executive produced the album, along with contributions from Warren ‘Oak’ Felder, Sauce Wilson, Harmony Samuels, GospelOnDaBeat, Del B, Raydar Ellis, and Spellz Magik Boi. The album was supported by seven singles—"Kele Kele Love", "Love Me (3x)", "Ife Wa Gbona", "Folarin", "Without My Heart", "Olorun Mi", and "Eminado".