Tellaman's just as whipped as his song reveals, but who's the lucky woman?

14 March 2019 - 07:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Tellaman won't use his love for proft sake.
Tellaman won't use his love for proft sake.
Image: Twitter/ Tellaman

Whipped  hitmaker Tellaman has admitted that he's totally smitten but has decided to keep his love life safely guarded, so that it doesn't become the reason for his fame. 

Speaking to TshisaLIVE as his song continued to top radio charts, Tellaman explained why he wanted to keep his love life and muse to himself for the moment.

"I am not single. There is someone I am seeing, even though I'd like not to share it at this point. She's really cool and she's my friend.

"We haven't really spoken about it (telling the world about us) but there hasn't been any problem when people spot us together. I just don't feel like it's a cool thing to just put it out there, just because... or for popularity or for desires to be called power couple or whatever. That's not where my head is at. If people organically know about us then that's fine and if they don't that's also okay," he said.

The crooner, who rose to fame with his features on hip-hop songs like DJ Speedsta's Mayo and Nasty C's Don't Do It recently released a song that has made him one of the most sought after vocalists in SA.

However, God Decides and particularly Whipped were written when the singer was in a different space and it tells a story of his past relationship.

"When it comes to love songs, I have to relate to it somehow. But specifically for Whipped and the whole project, it's based on what was happening in my life at that time, when I was making the music. There was someone I was writing for. The whole project is like a short story of what happened when I met that person and when the fall out happened and we stopped seeing each other."

He admitted that he's clearly whipped but said as it stands he's not willing to publicise his love life. 

"First of all for an R&B song in SA to do this well has been amazing to watch. It's been better than I expected and that's why I've been pleasantly surprised by the reception me, this song and this album have been getting.  R&B is not as big for local artists in SA but this has shown me that there's room for a sound like this."

Listen to the track, which features Shekhinah and Nasty C.

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