‘I’ve Saved Many People From Committing Suicide’- Tiwa Savage’s Husband Teebillz Speaks
Teebillz is truly a changed man.
In a new interview with Punch, the husband of singer Tiwa Savage, who almost took his own life at the peak of his marital troubles with the singer, says he has since saved many people like him from going over the brink.
Recall that on April 28, 2016, the talent manager levelled shocking allegations of infidelity and emasculation against his wife and then attempted to jump off a bridge in Lagos. Tiwa Savage denied the accusations in a revealing interview, and also laid bare her ordeal during the short period of their union. But they made peace again and Teebillz stayed away from social media until months later when his photo with the singer surfaced on social media.
Now, Teebillz who maintains a low profile since the drama, has become a religious man and tells Punch about his journey since the messy saga.
See the excerpts:
On how far he has come
“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.
“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.”
On if his friends stood by his side through the messy period
“God is the only friend I have.”
Asked if he has truly made peace with Tiwa Savage
“God is the only friend I have. He knows and has the best for me in His vineyard.”
On what he dedicates his time to doing now
“I am already helping a couple of colleagues in the industry that require the type of coaching I have been through. I am open to working with others needing some sort of motivation and inspiration. Celebrities are humans too, our lives are out there for people to see but that does not mean we cannot make mistakes. The most important thing, however, is for one to surmount the challenge and triumph. I am happy with my life now.”