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I have saved many people from committing suicide –TeeBillz

Estranged husband to music diva – Tiwa
Savage, Tunji Balogun, popularly known as TeeBillz, has revealed that he
has saved many people from committing suicide in recent weeks.

The showbiz promoter, who at the height
of a marital crisis with Savage in April 2016 tried to take his own life
by jumping into the lagoon around the Lekki area of Lagos, said that
following that experience, God has been using him to rescue many people
attempting to do a similar thing.

United in a colourful wedding ceremony
in November 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and blessed with a son –
Jamil, the couple’s union began experiencing cracks not too long after
following accusations of infidelity and insensitivity for the feelings
of each other. By April 2016, the crisis became full-blown, leading
finally to their separation.

Speaking exclusively to Saturday Beats
earlier in the week, TeeBillz, who had been going through
rehabilitation, said that God deliberately made him experience those
challenges for him to become a better man and live out his purpose in
life.

According to him, without being pushed
to the limits by those personal and marital hurdles, he never would have
become the man he is today.

He said, “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.”

Asked if those he called friends stood
by him during his moment of trial, the father of one did not waste time
in giving his response: “God is the only friend I have.”

When probed further on whether he and
Savage had settled their differences and what their relationship looks
like these days, TeeBillz declined making any categorical statement,
maintaining that “God is the only friend I have. He knows and has the
best for me in His vineyard.”

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The showbiz promoter, who credits his
transformation to the tireless support of his life coach, Mr. Lanre
Olusola, said that he is already assisting colleagues in the
entertainment industry passing through depressing situations to deal
with them.

He said, “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.”

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