Jamil Balogun (born July 22, 2016; Age: 7), also known as JamJam, is the only son of Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage and her estranged husband, “Tee Billz” Tunji Balogun. He is also a brand influencer.
Jamil has risen to fame as a Nigerian celebrity kid who is famed for having 2 celebrity parents. His mother Tiwa Savage has risen to stardom as one of the most celebrated Afrobeats singers. She has recorded songs such as Kele Kele Love, Somebody’s Son, and All Over. On the other, his father Tee Billz is renowned for being an artist manager who managed Tiwa up until she sacked him.
How Old is Jamil Balogun and What School Does He Attend?
Jamil is 7 years old as he was born on July 22, 2015, about 2 years after his parents were married in a traditional ceremony and about a year after their high-profile white wedding on April 26, 2014, in Dubai.
Prior to his birth, his parents had announced that they were expecting a child together in January 2015. Only a year after his birth, there were rumors that the marriage had reached the end of the road, hence a divorce that had drawn a lot of attention in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
As regards the education of the 7-year-old, Jamil attends Parkview International College, Ikoyi, Lagos. He graduated from kindergarten in 2018 at the age of 2 alongside Davido‘s first child, Imade Aurora Adeleke. In 2021 at 5, Jamil graduated from preschool.
What to Know About Jamil Balogun’s Parents
Who is Jamil Balogun’s Father?
The father of Tiwa Savage’s son is 43 years old Tee Billz. He was born Tunji Balogun and grew up in the United States of America. He is also in the music industry as the CEO of 323 Entertainment record label and also a music manager whose managing works include some known musicians such as Tiwa, CDQ, Traffic, and CDQ.
Apart from drawing fame through his works and affiliation with other stars, he also has drawn attention for attempting suicide before he was saved by Banky W and later taken to rehab. He is currently an advocate of mental health.
Jamil Balogun’s Mother is a Multi Award-winning Singer
Tiwa is one of the most adorned female musicians in Nigeria. She had started her work in the music industry as a backup singer for Mary J Blige and Kelly Clarkson among other stars. She also auditioned for the X Factor in the UK and reached the final 24.
The accounting graduate of the University of Kent, UK moved to Nigeria and was signed to Mavins in 2012. She would later become famous as the queen of Mavins. As time progressed, she released numerous songs such as My Darlin, Keys to the Kingdom in Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album, and 3 studio albums.
Despite the fame that her music prowess may have gathered her, Jamil’s mother has also been involved in some controversies and one that may be of high concern to the public on Jamil is that of her sex scandal in 2021.
The news started after Tiwa announced that she was being blackmailed over a sex video. She announced it in an interview with an American radio host, Angie Martinez. However, the video was later released and many have pointed out on social media their thoughts about Jamil.
Many of the concerns were how the young Jamil would cope in an event that he gets to hear about the incident.
In the same scenario, there were comparisons on social media between Jamil and Kim Kardashian’s son. It was reported that at the time that Kim’s son was 6, he stumbled on his mother’s sex tape on the internet and it left him traumatized. People felt this could be the same story for Jamil.
How His Parents Met and Later Had One of the Messiest Breakups in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry
Tee Billz and Tiwa, Jamil’s parents met in the USA through a man named Wale. Later, they started working together as managers and artists in a quiet relationship. In 2013, it reached the public that they became married in a traditional ceremony in Lagos State, and in 2014, they had a white wedding.
Fast forward to 2016, they had a public end of the marriage. First Tee Billz claimed that Jamil’s mother, Tiwa had an affair with Don Jazzy, TuFace, and Dr. Sid. He further dragged her mother into their problems, calling the older Savage a witch.
Several allegations by Tee Billz until Tiwa granted a one-of-a-kind tell-all interview where she talked about how the marriage had suffered due to Jamil’s father’s reckless spending, drug abuse, and infidelity. She further alleged that she had to take him out as her manager because he was stealing from her. Also, she needed to separate business from family.
In 2017, after they went apart, it was also said that Tee Billz again attempted suicide before Peter Okoye “Mr. P” talked him out of it. Around 2018, Tiwa filed for a divorce and cited unsolvable issues as the reason.
Due to the breaking of the union, Tiwa has sole custody of Jamil Balogun. Currently, though, the celebrity parents are co-parenting their only son together.
Jamil Balogun “JamJam” Has 3 Siblings From His Father’s Other Relationships
Jamil’s eldest sibling “Bebe” is an American-based high school volleyball player. She was born around 2004 to 2005 when Tee Billz was 24. According to him, when the Nigerian community in Los Angeles found out that he was expecting a child, there was a lot of disappointment. But he feels grateful that when others are currently having children, he is saving for her to go to college.
The second sibling of Jamil is a boy who was born by Tee Billz in another relationship in June 2010. According to some sources, the boy is a product of Billz’s former marriage before Tiwa and is currently based in the United States.
However, from what is gathered, Jamil’s father was not in the life of the boy at the initial stage. The manager claimed that at a point when he met the boy, he asked if he was his father because he had heard quite a lot about him. Tee said it broke his heart but promised to be in the life of the half-sibling of Jamil and also embrace his journey.
The other sibling of Jamil was born sometime around 2021 to early 2022. His exact year of birth is contradictory as sources claim different years. While these are the only siblings of Jamil that we have good knowledge about, there are claims that Tee Bilz thanked his lover in 2021 for taking care of his 5 children.
What Brands Has Jamil Balogun Worked With?
In January 2016, some months after Jamil was born, he appeared in the advertisement for Pampers, one of the most popular diaper brands in Nigeria. His Kele Kele Love singer mother was said to have made multi-million Naira in the endorsement.
Likewise, the son and mother became the brand ambassadors of Twisco, a powdered chocolate drink in 2020. He has appeared in commercials for the brand and uses his Instagram handle to promote it.