NEW BABY FOR TONY TETUILA
Tony Tetuila has become a father for the second time!
The ex-Remedies member who has become a cross-continent star despite questionable talents has made another baby with his fiancée Damilola. Their first issue, a boy, was delivered in July 2006. This time, it’s a baby girl. And Tony who was outside the country for the better part of 2007 was beside Damilola when she put to bed last Sunday. The couple are yet to officially tie the knots but those close to them marvel at their bonding, and many say it will not be surprising if they eventually go ahead to become husband and wife. I could not confirm if they are already living together. ‘Thanks men. I’m so happy’, gushed Tetuila when I contacted him on Wednesday December 12. The 33 year-old singer hosted friends and family on sunday december 16 at his Lagos residence after the official naming ceremony characteristic of the Yorubas. Born Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, Tetuila hails from Oro in Kwara State. And it was while studying at Kwara State Polytechnis, ilorin tat he first had his first stint with music – promoting concerts, managing groups, and later hooking up with one Edward Ashiedu Brown (who would later become Eddy Montana). Together with Eddy and Eedris Abdulkareem, Tony formed Remedies – the nineties hip hop/pop group that served as john the Baptist for today’s crop of pop/hip hop apostles.Regarded as a burden and zero talent, Tony soon fell out of favour with Eddy, Eedris and their manager (Gbenga Awe). And, just when many thought he’d go back to school and forget about music, he teamed up with the Plantashun boiz to record ‘Omode meta’n sere’. The song became a monster hit and established him on a path to solo success. Today, nearly ten years after, Tetuila is the most successful member of the Remedies; the only one with a blossoming career (he’s got a MOBO nomination and countless international engagements/awards to show for it). A magazine once called him God’s property. Or, perhaps it’s a case of a rejected stone eventually turning out to be the mainframe!