On Sunday 12th June, Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage had an interview as a V.I.P feature on E! entertainment Channel 124, by 8pm West African Time.
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She talked about how she attained fame in the Nigerian music industry and the journey so far. While the world waited to hear about every other thing she had worked for and achieved, a higher number of her fans were interested in knowing more about her disputed marriage with Tee Billz.
In the interview, Tiwa opened up, saying they had their fair share of marital ups and downs. Obviously, the story of her life can not be complete without discussing such a delicate subject as her relationship. To that regard, the music sensation gave more revelation on her relationship and marriage with her former manager.
Interview excerpts, as she recounts on how she met her husband,
“When I first met him, I felt he was very arrogant. He was very tall, dark, handsome and very confident. He oozes that and he always expects that from me as well.
“So when I first met him, I didn’t fall in love. It wasn’t love at first sight. Although when he first met me, he said to me ‘so it’s either two things; I am either going to manage you or marry you.
“So I was just like ‘What! You are so full of yourself; I would never date you, let alone marry you’. So obviously, we decided he was going to manage me because I turned down the other option.
“I never saw myself getting romantically involved with him; however, on getting to discover another side of him, I fell for him. We worked so closely together and I discovered this soft emotional guy. One who gave up everything for my career.
“He had a great business in L.A but he moved to Nigeria because he really believed in me more than I believed in myself. So gradually I just started seeing in him, this person. So it was inevitable. I tried to fight it. It can’t happen and I couldn’t help it.
“Everybody who is married knows that there are ups and downs in marriages and we had our fair share.
“We kind of fought on our wedding day; we just had this little tiff outside and we are like arguing and everyone is like ‘welcome the beautiful bride and the groom’ and we are dancing in and he’s just like grumbling and it’s on camera.
“So everyone watching are like ‘Wait were you guys just arguing,’ so it’s real but there are cute moments and real moments.”
Recall that Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz got married in Dubai in 2013. After giving birth to their first child in 2015, the couple’s relationship hit the rocks in April when Tee Billz expressed his frustration on Twitter.
Notwithstanding, the interview with E! V.I.P no doubt, has placed Tiwa on the international scene coupled with her new business engagement with Jay Z, who is on his way to signing her to his record label, Roc Nation.