What will 2017 bring for Tiwa Savage? Well, the singer has a new deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, through which she’ll probably be releasing more Kele Kele music. She’ll be dealing with her terrible addiction to making money. And if all goes swimmingly she’ll be pregnant by April. If you’re wondering who’ll be doing the turkey basting/impregnating/ baby making it’ll be her husband Tee Billz. Anyway you look at it it’s a lot to look forward to, and it began with some appropriately Savage publicity, lacking in subtlety, tact, or any attempt to control the narrative of her love life and the scandals that lurk there-in.
You may wonder why we’re talking about the star. The thing to do when someone blocks you on instagram is block them back and pretend that they no longer exist, but at The Ramblings of a Madman aka TROAM, we’re more than a little bit unusual. Instead of shutting her out, we’re going in. I mean, anyone that publicly outs their husband as a serial eater of edible catering and a rather enthusiastic snorter of cocaine is a legend. In that video interview no one will ever forget she straight up destroyed him. Now when I see Tee Billz I think, “drug addict, thief, shady individual whose greatest public failing is his overwhelming generosity with his penis.”
Their reunion was a Christmas miracle. The couple let us know with a wink and a nudge that they spent Christmas day together. They both posted pictures of their son wearing the same clothes which indicates that they were in the same room at the same time. But that wasn’t enough to fuel the press machine. They pretty much brought the new year in together, posing for a picture at Stephanie Coker and Olumide Adenirokun’s traditional wedding in Lagos on the 30th of December.
As this picture is all the proof we have of their reconciliation, I shall analyse it properly.
Tiwa Savage is clearly giving us the if you fuck up one more time you'll never see all of this bedazzled good good in the other room again. And by fuck up I mean, if he smells a sex caterer, gets a call from his drug dealer, or fails to report his every move with pictorial proof to her. There'll be no late night hotel visits in his immediate future.
Tee Billz on the other hand is giving us the face of a man who's trying very very hard to do well. He's channeling the sort of optimism that only a good stint in rehab can bring and he's looking desperately for that N45 million that he owes some villain or the other. His face seems to be saying, "Happy New Years people! Anything for the boys?"
What can we do but wish them the best - if not for them then for the sake of their beautiful son, Jamil.