Born Jedidiah Uduak Otons, September late 70's. Teeto has spent almost all his adult life as an entertainment personality. After winning a Hollywood Artiste Record Label song-writiong contract with brother Michael "Mickey" Otons in 1994,the spark of recording was ignited leading to the formation of the duo Gent2men at ages eleven and thirteen respectively,. A meeting with Nigerian Reggae Star Daniel Wilson in August 1997 was the turning point for the duo.
He took them thru months of fine-tuning in his three R's of Rhythm, Rhyme and Reason, without which a musical piece is incomplete.before loosing contact with the star, the duo promised him a return and that was three and a half years later in 2001 with Tito(as he was then known)becoming their lead vocalist ant frontman. Tito,like his brother is a Graduate of Accountancy,nearing Chartered Status who Onstage displays a vocal aggression and highly energetic portrayal that often belies his easy-going personality,.Mickey and Teeto Signed on to Gent2men Entertainment in 2002, a label they formed when they had garnered experience in various aspects of showbiz(Teeto was the head, Media/promotions Department of a major Nigerian Record label,Ojez Music in 2005 and is currently an On-Air Personality/Presenter/Producer with Nigeria's Premier Independent Radio Station (Ray Power100.5fm,lagos, Nigeria)and runs an independent Radio/Tv production outfit 1358 Entertainment Inc. with brother,Mickey Otons)
their first single "Seun ReRe(it's gon be alright)" was a chart topper and as much a controversial piece, earning them a N100million Naira (U$D715,000) libel lawsuit from Nigeria's songstress Christy Essien Igbokwe.The case never appeared in court. Their follow up single "Majekaja"(a Yoruba word meaning Don't let us fight),an afro hip-hop song (and later album title) was a national anthem and earned them spots on numerous charts across the nation: it showed the hall marks of a great duo. This song ironically bore a contrast to their first single which was a rappsong."Majekaja" was a massive hit in Nigeria, spanning several weeks at the top of several charts around the nation.
Teeto has become a favorite TV personality for his anchoring of multiple award nominated/Nationally Syndicated (2001-2003) Star WorldChart Hits (Star Music),a TV musical show where Tito interviewed Usher and Shaggy on their respective visits to Nigeria. He was once the official male "Voice" for Fanta radio commercials used worldwide between 1999 and 2002.he was also the official Close-up Toothpaste "voice" during same period. Following the 2003 release of the Gent2Men Majekaja album,the duo took a brief haitus. Teeto is back in 2006/7 with a brand new sound after signing to SUNI ENTERTAINMENT,a California based record label,ready to test the solo waters.
The first single sampled by industry players would tip Teeto as the biggest discovery of 2006/7. Indeed expectations are high as the large fanbase of Gent2Men earnestly await a follow-up to their previous hits. A surprise is what they are sure to get as Tito "Da Fire" says with a confident grin, "they'll be in for MO' of a pleasant shock". Teeto's first single is due to fall first quarter of 2007 on SUNI ENTERTAINMENT record label. GENT2MEN are also putting finishing touches to a new project 4 2007.
Who I'd like to meet:
Every individual who has a passion for life,music,radio/tv,entertainment,song-writing,movies, sports ,the arts in general.