About a year after their public spat that nearly saw not only the end of their marriage but also his life, Teebillz has for the first time spoken about how things would be different if he and Tiwa Savage could have done it all over again . . .
The estranged husband of Nigerian female pop star, Tiwa Savage, revealed that if he could turn back the hands of the clock, he won’t do an elaborate wedding – something simple!
Photo L-R: Tiwa Savage & Teebillz in the blissful heydays of marital life
He went on to describe the tendency for men to want to be in control of the relationship as wrong. He said the belief that men should always dominate every aspect of the marriage is incorrect. ‘It’s the 21st century and as men, most of us want to live like we are the lords of the marriage. You’re a partner. It’s about our weaknesses, we’re here to help each other.’
He said these while speaking as a panelist at “Mind the Gap X”, a love and relationship class for single, married and divorced people organised by Pastor Wale Adefarasin and life coach, Lanre Olusola. Back in late October 2016, Olusola had stated Teebillz was a changed man who’s now standing tall. ‘Teebillz is a Great Mind. We all have our weaknesses including me. No one is perfect, we are all work in progress, but thank God my man Tee is CHANGED from within; RESTORED and NOW STANDING TALL,’ he said at the time.
Teebillz said: “If I have the chance of doing my marriage over again, l will put God first and not have an elaborate wedding. The Teeblitz and Tiwa Savage have reportedly been undergoing intense marriage counseling by Lanre Olusola. And those counselling sessions must be working as Tiwa and Tbillz have been seen together at events; she was also on hand with their boy, Jamjam, to support her husband at this event.
Photo: ‘Life coach’ Lanre Olusola (left) has been Teebillz’s counselor since 2016
Teebillz also never hesitates to credit Olusola for his recovery, once describing him as the ‘best life coach’. He encouraged men to put emphasis on communication, understanding in the marriage instead of being selfish.
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun (born 5 February 1980) better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress. Teebillz, whose real names are Tunji Balogun, got married to Tiwa Savage in 2013. They have a girl child.
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