In three piercing words, Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage pretty much summed up her marriage to her husband, Tunji Balogun, popularly known as Tee Billz.
She said, “I am done”, suggesting that a divorce is on the brink after stating categorically that she was tired of covering up for him and the relationship.
Savage, the first lady of Mavin Records explained that she was having a good sleep when the news of an attempted suicide by Tee Billz was revealed to her.
Just in case you are playing catch up, Tee Billz was reported to have attempted suicide after his rant on social media that his wife had a fling with Don Jazzy, 2face, Dr SID.
Although, he denied the posts, claiming his account was hacked, it appears that the after effect has caught up with him as well as his family.
In an interview with an online television outfit, Savage said: “I was in my bedroom when my friend walked into the room, with a couple of other people and woke me up and basically just started narrating what had happened.
“When someone wakes you up from your sleep, the honest truth… I thought maybe they found him dead. And when they said they didn’t know where he was, my thought and everybody’s thought was that we need to find him and make sure he is okay and that he is alive. I couldn’t respond to anything because I did not know the extent of what he had said.
“Someone actually took my phone because they didn’t want me to see what was said online.
“I was just scared for his life. I was just panicking.
“At about 10:00/11:00am we got the call that he’s been found on Lekki Bridge and that he was okay,” she said.
Savage revealed that she tried to take her marriage away from public scrutiny, stressing that, she never cheated on him. “I have never cheated on my husband and I am willing to take a lie detector test on that.
“My marriage and my relationship has been very public and at one point I decided that I didn’t want to make it public any more.
“I am always nervous when it comes to his birthday because if I post, they read meaning into what I post but if I do not post, it means that we have broken up or there is problem in our relationship.
“I knew that the anniversary was coming and I knew that I was either going to have to post happy anniversary, or not post,” she stated.
On her marriage status, she said: “The honest truth is that TJ and I have not been together and it was something that we were trying to walk through.
“For me I knew that this marriage was not going to work and it has been like that for the past two months”.
“I have covered up for a lot of hurts in our relationship and I was in Jamaica recently and just before I went to Jamaica, I found out that I was pregnant again and we both discussed it and we were just trying to find out how we can manage the situation.
“I have covered up for so long because I wanted people to believe this story of… TJ is the one that takes care of me, TJ is the head of the house, TJ is a loving husband, TJ is the one that made me, took me from nothing to something. I wanted people to believe that and I wanted him to feel like a man,” she stated.
“I am done,” she said.
Savage then claimed she picked the bills in the house and was more than happy to do it if her husband had not taken his nagging public.
“I am the same person that works and puts the money in the house. I am the same person that works long hour to make sure that we have a roof over our head”.
“There is never a time that when I make something that I do not make for TJ. I hired a cook to cook for us because of my tight schedule,” she said, reacting to her husband’s claims that she does not cook for him.Please subscribe to our newsletter