T.I. Blaze is an outstanding upcoming artist in the Nigerian music industry who is credited with several massive hit songs such as Sometimes remix, which featured Olamide. If you’re curious to know about this young singer and songwriter who is making waves in the industry, continue reading this article to learn about his biography. In this article, we’d be exploring T.I. Blaze’s life right from his childhood up to this moment, early 2023.
T.I. Blaze’s biography would be discussed below:
Early Life and Education
T.I. Blaze is originally known as Akintunde Abiodun Timileyin, and he was born on the 16th of February 2000 in Ogun State. He was born into a family that wasn’t financially stable as his parents were low-income earners. This made growing up quite tough for young T.I. Blaze, however, he was still able to acquire elementary and secondary school education.
His interest in music was evident during his secondary school days at New Creation College in Agbado, Ogun State. In 2013, thirteen-year-old T.I. Blaze, in J.S.S. 2 at the time, had already started freestyling in front of his peers in school. At that time, he rapped. His passion for music never dwindled throughout his secondary days at New Creation College. After sitting for and passing his Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, T.I. Blaze did not further his education to the tertiary level.
T.I. Blaze was born on February 16, 2000, so he will turn 23 years old on the 16th of February 2023.
As we stated in the trailing paragraph, T.I. Blaze’s interest in music can be traced to when he was a secondary school student. However, he started writing and putting out his music for public consumption in 2020 as an independent artist. Some of his earliest songs include Tomiwa, Bailey’s Anthem, and Zero Joy. These songs were put on several digital streaming platforms and he gradually began building a fan base that enjoyed his songs. Later that year, he dropped his first extended playlist tagged New Generation, which contained his earliest singles.
His debut EP and earliest singles didn’t do much to put him in the spotlight. He was still an unknown upcoming artist at the time who still struggled with the harsh economic realities he faced. This struggle would lead him to write a song titled Sometimes, which he casually released in August 2021. In the song, T.I. Blaze spoke about the struggles many people are faced with and how they deal with such struggles. A popular line of the song that went viral is, “…sometimes, food no dey give man joy…But Canadian loud the feelin’ is different…”.
T.I. Blaze’s single, Sometimes, became a viral hit song across the country. Moreso, Olamide even shared the cover art of the song on his Instagram Story which further made the song more popular. T.I. Blaze, on seeing what Olamide did by promoting his song pro bono, reached out to Olamide via his DM and asked if he could be on the remix of Sometimes. And Olamide accepted and invited him over to his residence so they could work on the remix.
In January 2022, T.I. Blaze released the remix of Sometimes, featuring Olamide. The song became an instant hit across Nigeria and several other countries and ushered T.I. Blaze into the limelight. Sometimes remix enjoyed massive airplay across radio and television stations as well as millions of streams and downloads on digital streaming platforms. Soon, the catchy lyrics of the song became some sort of urban slang in most cities in Nigeria.
Following the positive reception of the Sometimes remix, T.I. Blaze seized the new-found fame and in February 2022, he released his second extended playlist, which he titled The Fresh Prince of Lagos. The EP contained 6 tracks with Olamide, Barry Jhay, Blxckie, and Rasaqi NFG as guest artists. The songs include: Sometimes, Sometimes (remix), Try, Basic, Oba, and Gbedu. Gbedu and Try were also successful hits from the EP, in addition to Sometimes and Sometimes (remix).
In the months that followed, T.I. Blaze dropped more singles and was featured as a guest artist in several songs. He was featured on Pa Brymo’s Overload (Kala), as well as on Salle’s single titled Soul. T.I. Blaze has always collaborated with artists like Seyi Vibes and Goldenson, among others.
Towards the end of 2022, T.I. Blaze dropped some hit singles like Kilo, which featured Skiibii. In the fourth quarter of 2022, T.I. Blaze released his debut album tagged: El Major. The album housed 13 tracks and featured artists like Backroad Gee, Fave, Skiibii, Camidoh, Ladipoe, and Bella Shmurda. The El Major album combined Afrobeats, Afropop, and Fuji genres. The songs include Good Life, Benefit, Yawa, Lock Up, Far Away, Panic, Vigure, Play, Kilo, Fire Down, Frenemies, My Life, and Alone.
T.I. Blaze is proficient in singing in Pidgin, Yoruba, and the English language.
Here’s T.I. Blaze’s album:
- El Major (2022)
Here are the EPs released by T.I. Blaze:
- New Generation (2020)
- The Fresh Prince of Lagos (2022)
Below are the songs that T.I. Blaze has been the lead artist or a guest artist:
- Good Life
- Yawa ft. Backroad Gee
- Lock Up
- Far Away
- Play ft. Fave
- Kilo ft. Skiibii
- Fire Down ft. Camidoh
- Frenemies ft. Ladipoe
- My Life
- Alone ft. Bella Shmurda
- Zero Joy ft. Khabee Smart
- Bailey Anthem
- Sometimes (remix) ft. Olamide
- Oba ft. Barry Jhay
- Basic ft. Blxckie & Rasiqi NFG
- Overload (Kala) – Pa Brymo ft. T.I. Blaze
- Soul – Salle ft. T.I. Blaze
- Pay Me
- U Are D One
- Letter to My Enemies
- Ballers Anthem
- Nobody Cares
Net Worth of T.I. Blaze
The net worth of T.I. Blaze is estimated to be worth between $60,000 to $120,000, according to various online publications we consulted.