Unconfirmed reports have it that leading Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage is no longer working with her husband Tunji ‘Teebiilz’ Balogun as her manager.
Over the past 24 hours, gossip blogs have reported that the working relationship between Tiwa and Tee Billz who owns 323 Entertainment Company has deteriorated. Nothing has been confirmed and reasons are yet to be known but several instances indicate the rumour might be true.
Pulse.ng confirms that Tee Billz is currently in the US and did not travel with Tiwa to UK where the singer performed at the Africa Unplugged Concert, held at Brixton's O2 Academy on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
However minor it looks, it took Tiwa almost 12 hours into the day for the singer to wish her hubby a happy birthday on September 26, 2014 via her Instagram page. It supposedly took a handful of fans clamouring for her to do so. And when she did ,there were no sweet words just three love emojis attached to a picture of him on Instagram. Tiwa has in the past wished other celebrities happy birthday on social media with pretty long messages.
Calls placed to Tee Billz phone confirms he’s not in the country but in the US. A rep for Tiwa did not pick our phone calls. Both parties have also not addressed the rumours.
It is also unclear if this situation affects only the couple’s working relationship or marriage.
After discovering Tiwa Savage in the US and signing her under his 323 Entertainment, Tee Billz returned with the singer to Nigeria in 2010. Working under Cecil Hammond’s Flytime Entertainment, Tiwa went on to debut her single ‘Kele Kele love’ to rave reviews. In 2012, Tiwa signed a JV Deal with Don Jazzy’s newly formed Mavin Records. In 2013, the singer released her debut album ‘Once Upon a Time’ and dedicated large part of the album’s intro to Tee Billz.
After denying dating rumours for months, the pair finally made their romantic relationship (initially an industry secret) public in 2013, after proposing to her. The pair held a traditional marriage in November 2013 and a white wedding in Dubai in April 2014.
Tee Billz has two children from an existing relationship in the US.