Tiwa Savage gets ready for November wedding + Inside details no one will tell you
By Osagie Alonge
Tiwa Savage is getting married in three months’ time. That’s right; the beloved music maker is saying goodbye to the bachelorettes’ club in November 2013.
Nigerian Entertainment Today has confirmed that Tiwa will be tying the knot with her fiancé and manager Tunji ‘T-Billz’ Balogun starting with an engagement ceremony on November 23, 2013 which will be followed by a white wedding which is expected to hold in early 2014 on the island nation of Maldives.
The couple are yet to make an official statement on this but has already kicked off plans for what is expected to be the biggest wedding in the latter part of this year.
Maldives, officially known as the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean with a population of less than 400,000 people.
Already, Tiwa in the company of her friend, Beth Models CEO, Elohor Aisien travelled to the Maldives in July. Apparently, reports have it that the ladies went to pick out venues and plan other wedding details. Sort of reminds us of when Annie Idibia initially travelled to Dubai to pick a venue for her star-studded wedding to 2face Idibia back in February.
Then Tiwa gave the world a much stronger hint when she posted a photo of her and Tunji (while at D’banj’s sister’s wedding) with the caption ‘Baby we’re next’. The pair for a long time had been rumoured and reported to have been dating. While this of course was true, it was only known as ‘industry news’. Tiwa and her publicist often denied the relationship.
But on January 24, 2013, things got a bit clearer when the pair travelled to Dubai for a holiday getaway at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The couple spent a week only to return to Lagos for Tunji to make a formal proposal on February 5, 2013 which coincidentally was Tiwa’s birthday. ‘The power to deny their relationship grows weaker by the day, they are really in love with each other’, a source close to the couple told us back then. ‘Now that they have announced their status to everyone, the tension will cease.’
It truly did cease as the couple made yet another red carpet moment for the photographers at Tiwa’s album listening party in late May 2013, this time not bothered by any subsequent report. Efforts to get both Tiwa and her man, T-Billz to reveal further details of the proposed wedding have not been fruitful.
Tunji has played a very instrumental role in Tiwa’s life and music career; the couple met in the US in 2009. Tunji who had listened to one of Tiwa’s demo earlier met up with the singer with the latter taking up interest in her music. Tunji and Tiwa decided to change the direction of her music to fit the Nigerian sound as they planned a comeback – the result of that was her Nigerian debut single, the smash hit ‘Kele kele love’.
Friends of the couple say Tunji (who had already gained experience working as Sauce Kid’s manager under QBeatz shortly before) was a strong pillar behind Tiwa and instrumental to her success. Tunji reportedly has two children from a past relationship.