Suddenly I started getting texts and calls asking me if I'd heard about the rumored cracks in Tiwa and Teebillz' marriage and at first I wondered why people start malicious rumours for no reason at all. Then a close friend calls and squeals have you heard that Tiwa and Teebillz are getting a divorce?!! I used the word "squeal" because she sounded positively delighted, but in a few seconds she sobered up and empathized with the couple.
I've always wondered if schadenfreude is something that everyone experiences. It's basically a sense of pleasure or delight you feel as a result of someone else's misfortune. It's usually involuntary and impulsive and it's not necessarily because you hate this person, or because you're jealous of them. Sometimes its that instant pleasure you feel on hearing that something bad happened to somebody. For instance when you hear that someone else lost their job too, or got evicted from their home, or got dumped, or lost all their money just the same way you did, or lost their wealth and had to move from Ikoyi to Ejigbo. It's impulsive, it kicks in before your good conscience or morals do.
And that's what my friend experienced this evening, as I'm sure several other people did too. It's just this evil glimmer of excitement knowing that you're not the only one with issues, that her life is not so perfect after all, that she has her own fair share of problems just like you and every other normal person. 'Knowing that she's got a hot body, fame and money but 'the rich also cry'.
I've experienced it a few times too, but not this evening. This evening I was somewhat gripped by sadness. Ironically I've never been a huge fan of Tiwa Savage, and I've always found a husband who willingly invites the world to feast on his wife's nakedness in the name of art, to be suspect. But lord I want this to be some kind of publicity stunt! It's barely been a few months that they wed and now this? I heard whispers of domestic abuse and fights over money. I also hear she's replaced him and gotten a new manager. I don't know how true any of this is, but if it is then I pray that God gives them the strength and the grace to do the right thing and forge ahead.
Oh... Another reason I felt sad is because Tiwa strikes me as a vulnerable person, it could just be because of her voice or femininity but for some reason she does, it's sad to have her go through this, and of course the media would feast wholeheartedly on this news. Tiwa you may never read this but I'm saying a prayer for you tonight. Stay strong Hun!