Tiwa Savage’s enstranged husband, Tunji Balogun, also known as TeeBillz, has filed for divorce from the singer.
TheCable Lifestyle quotes a source familiar with the development as saying that “he has relocated to the US for a fresh start after working with Lanre Olusola”. The music industry source said Savage’s resolve to focus squarely on her career — which he had put in jeopardy with his public display — was the final nail in the coffin for their union.
“Tiwa’s career was more important to her than TeeBillz’s wellbeing,” the source said, adding that: “He wants to move on and start life afresh”, hence, his decision to file for divorce.
They got married in 2013 and have a son together.
The couple’s problems became public in 2016 when TeeBillz went on an Instagram rant accusing his wife of neglect and infidelity.
Tiwa Savage later granted an explosive interview, during which she accused of him of being unfaithful and living above his means to the point of getting into debt.
The artiste manager later tried to commit suicide. He was prevented from jumping into the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge, Lagos by colleagues and bystanders.
After the public spat between them, tempers simmered and TeeBillz sought help for depression and mental breakdown.
He underwent rehabilitation, with Lanre Olusola, a life coach, and gently found his way back to recovery.
Subsequently, he was spotted at a number of public functions with Tiwa Savage — but that fizzled out towards the end of 2017.