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Tunji Balogun

Tunji Balogun is a Nigerian American executive vice president, record label executive, CEO, and marketing intern. Tunji Balogun was a co-founder of Keep Cool, and as of 2022 is the CEO of Def Jam Recordings.

Early Life

On the 26th of September 1980, Tunji Balogun was born in the United States of America. As of 2024, he is currently 43 years old and has a birth sign of Libra.

Meanwhile, he belongs to Nigerian American ethnicity and holds American nationality. Additionally, he practices the Muslim religion and is also nicknamed Tee Billz. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles, California.

He was born to his father, Olatunji Ibrahim Balogun while his mother’s name is unknown at the moment. Meanwhile, his father was the president of computer and allied products and also worked at a dealer association in Nigeria.

According to online reports, his father has many wives. When Tunji was very young, his parents got divorced. At the moment, he has not talked much about his siblings in front of the media or the public.

Tunji Balogun – Education

In terms of his academics, he went to a local school in Nigeria for his formal dedication. Later, he enrolled at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in the Field of Study Media Studies. Later, he completed his graduation in 2004. From 1996 to 2000, he attended Deerfield Academy and completed his diploma.

Professional Career

After completing his graduation, Tunji Balogun started his professional career by joining a company named Warner Bros Records in Burbank, California. There, he worked for a year as an assistant.

Later, this man worked as an A&R executive at Interscope, where he worked with artists signed by Bad Boy Entertainment and Shady Records, as well as Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Keyshia Cole, OneRepublic, and others. Additionally, he joined RCA in the year 2015 as senior vice president of A&R, and in 2018 he was promoted to executive vice president.

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Caption: Tunji Balogun speaks onstage during Culture Creators Leaders and Innovators Awards Brunch 2018 at The Beverly Hilton (Source: Def Pen)

At the time of his promotion, RCA formed a partnership with Balogun, Courtney Stewart, Jon Tanners, and Jared Sherman to form Keep Cool. Normani was the first artist to sign with Keep Cool. Meanwhile, Tunji was the executive vice president of A&R for RCA Records and a co-founder of Keep Cool.

Balogun has signed or helped sign artists such as Brockhampton, Childish Gambino, Goldlink, H.E.R., Khalid, SZA, Bryson Tiller, and Cozz. He was named CEO of Def Jam in August 2021 and took over in January 2022.


Balogun is primarily known for his work in the Nigerian music industry.  However, this man has not yet earned any major awards or recognition at the moment.

Tunji Balogun – Net Worth 2024

Through his musical career, he has earned a good amount of money. According to online reports, his net worth is estimated at around $4 million-$5 million while his earnings and salary are still missing.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Tunji Balogun is currently a divorced man. Previously, he was married to Tiwa Savage on the 23rd of November 2013. Twa is a popular singer in Nigeria and Tunji was the manager of his wife.

They first met each other through their mutual friend Wale. Initially, when they first met each other, Tiwa was not famous. Tunji also listened to her music and advised her to return to Nigeria. Their friendship grew stronger with each passing day. Tunji founded 323 Entertainment Company in 2010 and signed Tiwa as an artist manager.

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Caption: Tunji Balogun with his ex-wife Tiwa Savage (Source: Daily Post Nigeria)

On February 6, 2013, he proposed to Tiwa at a restaurant in Lagos during Tiwa’s birthday party. Meanwhile, Tiwa accepted his proposal, and the couple married on November 23, 2013, at Ark in Lekki, Lagos. With the marriage, the couple has two kids whose names are yet unknown. After a few years of marriage, the couple separated, and in 2016, they eventually got divorced.


After his divorce from his first wife, he posted a photo on Instagram accusing her and her mother. It was later revealed that he was legally married to another woman and had children with her. He stated that Tiwa is aware of his previous relationship and has no objections to it. During an interview, his wife described him as a bad father, alcoholic, drug addict, and womanizer.

Meanwhile, she accused him of torturing her physically. Following that, he attempted suicide. Tunji was attempting to leap from the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. Furthermore, he was rescued by his friends and fellow artists Banky W and Peter Okoye.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Tunji Balogun attending an award function (Source: IMDb)

Tunji stands 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.72 m) and weighs around 75 kg (121 lbs). Moreover, he has a pair of black eyes with black hair color, and his other body measurements are still unknown.

Tunji Balogun – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@tunji’ there are over 65.6k followers. Likewise, there are over 23.6k followers on his Twitter page ‘@Tunji’ and he is not active on Facebook.