Tunji ‘TeeBillz’ Balogun, the estranged husband of singer Tiwa Savage, has likened his experience to that of Biblical Job who was made to go through series of challenges before eventually overcoming them.
The artiste manager had in April 2016 attempted to commit suicide after embarking on a lengthy Instagram rant where he accused his wife of infidelity and alleged that she had slept with a number of her colleagues in the music industry.
Ever since that incident, he’s been off the radar and undergoing rehabilitation with the help of life coach Lanre Olusola.
Speaking in a chat with PUNCH, TeeBillz said he’s now a brand new man.
“The way I handle things now is completely different from how I acted in the past. I do better now because I know better. If I had gone through the experience before now, it probably wouldn’t make sense to me until I go through some challenging situations. But I thank God that I have been able to overcome all those through the guidance of my coach,” he said.
“I only recently understand what it means to have a purpose in life. I have saved many people from committing suicide even though I don’t come out to say it. I was suicidal myself but God preserved me so I could also save others.
“I just realised that He kept me to touch the lives of others. People surely have their opinion about me and the entire issue, but God sees my heart and knows how much of a new man I am.
“I am like Job in the Bible, God made me pass through all these challenges to make me a better person. I am only human, just like everyone else, so I am not immune to committing mistakes. My experience can be likened to a battle between evil and good. I am happy God redeemed me and pushed me on the side of good.
“I am not being religious, I am just grateful to Him for giving me a renewed mindset. This is one of the biggest things coaching has done to me.”
TeeBillz and Tiwa Savage tied the marital knot in November 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.