Tunde and Wunmi Obe, popularly known as TWO, are all-round entertainers who have carved a niche for themselves with their peculiar kind of music. They are also believed to be entertainment industry’s most popular celebrity couples. In this interview with KATE ANI, they spoke about their music, home-front and how they have been able to sustain their marriage 26 years on, amidst celebrity marriage woes.
Congratulations on your recent birthday celebration, Wunmi. How does it feel being a year older?
I thank God. People are dropping dead here and there and there have been several cases of kidnapping, I thank God that I am still here and alive. There was no party, just a get-together with family members and close friends.
Your new singles, ‘Green White Green’ and ‘Wedding Day’ are currently receiving massive airplay and downloads. Why was Tuface your preferred artiste to feature in ‘Green White Green’?
Wunmi: We and Tuface go way back. Two years ago, Tuface wondered why he hadn’t done any collaboration with T.W.O and when we decided to do the song, Green White Green, we felt it was time to work with him. We didn’t want to drop just any song about wine, women and sex; we wanted to do something that would impact on the people and be relevant to our society. So, we came up with that song and decided to feature him. Both are singles taken from an album that we are working on, entitled: T.W.O Plus and hopefully, before the end of the year, it will be released.
How did music begin for you as a couple?
Tunde: We came together in 1988, but before then, we had both been doing music with different bands and colleagues in the industry. I used to be in a band called Turning Point and at a point, I felt I needed a female mate and one of our band members suggested Wunmi and she joined the band. We became friends and the rest, they say is history.
Wunmi, you are a wife, mother, singer and entrepreneur, how do you juggle all these together?
It’s all by the grace of God and prioritising. In anything, you have to prioritise. By prioritising, I can decide what comes first and what I can do without. First, I am a mother and a wife, every other thing comes behind. SEE MORE ON PAGE2