Tony Tetuila

Tony Tetuila Stagename
Birth nameAnthony Olanrewaju Awotoye
Born1973
OriginOro, Kwara, Nigeria
GenresAfrobeats
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1995–2007

Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, better known as Tony Tetuila, also regard as the golden father of Afrobeats artist from Nigeria.

His name, Olanrewaju, means "My wealth is increasing".[1] He was a member of the now-defunct hip-hop group of The Remedies (along with Eedris Abdulkareem and Eddy Montana).[1] Tony Tetuila split from the group and became successful as a solo artist.[2] He is best known for his hit song My Car, as well as Nigeria's first-ever diss track, Omode Meta.[3]

Politics

In 2014, Tony Tetuila ran for political office in the House of Assembly of Kwara State as a candidate for the All Progressives Congress party.[4] He later claimed that he was denied the Political position.[5]

Controversy

In December 2019, Tony controversially sued Wizkid,[6] he alleged that Wizkid had violated his copyrights, in his collaboration song with Ghanaian singer Tic Tac for their song Fefe N'efe. The lawsuit was reportedly worth 30 million naira.[7]

Discography

Album Information
My Car
E Go Better

References

  1. ^ Meaning of Olanrewaju in Nigerian.name Archived December 18, 2010, at WebCite
  2. ^ "Wizkid Sued for 30 million Naira by Tony Tetuila". guardian.ng. Retrieved April 21, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Music Men Missing in Action
  4. ^ "Tony Tetuila Biography". AFROBIOS. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "I've yet to get political appointment promised me –Tony Tetuila". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  6. ^ Odugbemi, Gbenga (2019). "'Tony Tetuila vs. Wizkid': A Legal Opinion on the Copyright Infringement in a Ghanaian Aphorism". SSRN Working Paper Series. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3510386. ISSN 1556-5068. S2CID 219346007.
  7. ^ "Tic Tac And Tony Tetuila Sue Wizkid In Nigeria For Copyright Infringement". GhGossip. December 18, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2020.

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