By TOFARATI IGE
Since his Instagram rants last week, Tunji Balogun ‘Tee Billz’ has not been finding life easy. First he attempted suicide on the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge but fortunately for him, Banky W and Peter Okoye of P-Square saved him just at the nick of time. Depression from suffocating marriage to Tiwa Savage, was fingered as the major reason but the ex- artiste manager’s woes were soon compounded when his wife granted an interview to portray him as an irresponsible husband, father, drug addict, chronic debtor and a first rate womaniser.
With the enormity of the allegations, everyone expected Tee Billz to fight back and tell his own side of the story but what has come from him is dead silence. After his wife’s revelations Potpourri got on his trail hoping to extract from him some sort of comments but we met nothing but a cold track.
His whereabouts remain unknown
After being rescued by Banky W and P-Square’s Peter, it was alleged that Teebillz had been taken to Banky W’s home.
However, there were unconfirmed reports that Banky W’s mom chased him out of the house after watching Tiwa’s video interview in which she stated her own side of the story. Meanwhile, Banky W is presently in Tanzania for a Ciroc event, and it is unlikely that he would leave Teebillz in his house during his absence.
Another unconfirmed report alleged that Teebillz has been moved to a new apartment at 1004 Estate in Victoria Island. Despite the claims however, no one has been able to confirm where Teebillz is at the moment. Many fans of the couple have been wondering where he could be, but none of his close friends and associates have volunteered an answer.
A close friend of his said he stays in an hotel in Lekki area of Lagos, saying “I don’t think N20,000 a night is something that should bother him even as broke as he is. Besides, he has friends who have just arrived from US to help him.”
Tee Billz set to fight back
Although his whereabouts is still unclear but a source very close to him confided in Potpourri that the embittered husband of Tiwa Savage is preparing to fight back, not with emotional outbursts, the like his wife demonstrated in her video interview but with hard facts.
Our source disclosed that the first of such many steps to fight back was the drug abuse test which his friends made him take and Potpourri can authoritatively confirm he actually took the test and he was declared free of drug use.
We never arrested or invited Tee Billz — NDLEA
Contrary to reports making the rounds that the former manager and husband of Tiwa Savage, Tee Billz was invited and arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the agency has squashed the reports, saying there was no substance in the report.
The spokesperson for the agency, Michelle Ofoyeju told Potpourri that it is not the business of the agency to arrest drug users. “ There is no substance in the story that NDLEA invited or arrested Tee Billz. The agency cannot be dragged into their marital crisis. We do not arrest drug abusers, what we do is to recommend them for counselling and rehabilitation. The drug user is also a victim of drug trafficking” she said.
Tee Billz seeks spiritual help
While the whole entertainment community of Nigeria is looking for Tee Billz, there are hints from some reliable sources that he has been receiving spiritual guidance and counselling from Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, General Overseer of Trinity House and Pastor Ayo Oluokun from City of David Church who was the first to reach out to him and pray with him, and for him daily since his breakdown.
He has also been receiving life coaching sessions and therapy by Lanre Olusola also known as The Catalyst whom he first met over 2 years ago at the beginning of his struggles with depression.
Sources close to Tee billz say he acknowledges that he has made mistakes, and he is taking steps to mend and rebuild his life by getting the help he needs in order to be a renewed man for his family and loved ones.