Tee Mac Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Tee Mac – Artist

Stage Name: Teemac
Real Name: Omatshola Iseli
Occupation: Artist
Date Of Birth/Age: 17th May, 1948 (75 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
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Education: University of St. Gallen in Switzerland
Known for: United

Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli MFR, born on May 17, 1948, is a distinguished Nigerian flautist and musician, celebrated for his cross-cultural heritage with roots in both Itsekiri and Switzerland. His journey through life and music has been marked by significant achievements and contributions to the global and Nigerian music scenes.

Early Life and Education

Tee Mac embarked on his academic journey at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, where he obtained a first-class economics degree. However, his passion for music led him to pursue a specialization in classical music concert performance and philharmonic composition at the University of Lausanne. This unique blend of academic pursuits laid the foundation for a remarkable career that would span over four decades.

Career

In the 1970s, Tee Mac formed several bands, including Tee Mac & Afro Collection, showcasing his versatility and innovation in the music industry. His global footprint was established when he recorded his debut LP, “United,” with Polydor International in Germany in the late seventies, leading to the formation of his European band, Tee Mac United.

Tee Mac’s musical journey took him around the world, performing in the Far East, Latin America, Europe, North America, and South Africa. Notably, he collaborated with the celebrated Welsh-Nigerian singer Shirley Bassey, serving as her musical arranger and conductor. His compositions extended to Hollywood, Los Angeles, where he worked as a composer for Cidi Croft Enterprise and Universal Films.

Despite his international success, Tee Mac remained committed to supporting local Nigerian initiatives. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Classical Music Society of Nigeria, a foundation for the Muson Centre, Nigeria’s premier music school.

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Musician Union of Nigeria

In 2007, Teemac was elected as the president of the Musician Union of Nigeria (PMAN), dedicating his time and energy to the development of the Nigerian entertainment industry. His commitment extended to the Motherland Group, initiated by Marlon Jackson of The Jackson 5, where Tee Mac served as the Nigerian director to build a historical slave museum in Badagry. In 2011, he assumed the role of chairman of FAMECorp, contributing to the construction of cinema houses and concert halls across Nigeria.

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Honors and Recognition

Teemac’s impact on both the music industry and society earned him the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) national honor in 2009. This recognition was a result of his vital role in brokering peace with Niger Delta militants and advocating for their rehabilitation.

In 2011, Tee Mac received an honorary doctorate degree in Arts from Bradley University in Illinois, where he also serves as the chairman of the board of trustees. He imparts his knowledge by teaching philharmonic composition as a visiting associate professor.

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Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

Beyond music, Tee Mac diversified his interests into solid minerals, serving as the chairman of Allied Minerals Ltd. and Cass-Cotan Mining and Processing Ltd. He also chairs Tee Mac Petroleum (Nig) Ltd. and Tee Mac Productions, which owns a recording studio. As the chairman of the Tee Mac-HEMLA Foundation, he actively contributes to building music schools for underprivileged Nigerian youths.

Tee Mac is involved in various capacities, such as being the chairman of ACC (Anti Counterfeiting Collaboration), the Entertainment Foundation of Nigeria, and a director in Hemla-Ogoni Resources Ltd. His leadership extends to representing Daewoo and Hemla (Norway) in gas and oil solutions.

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Wife & Kids

In his personal life, Teemac is a proud father of three sons, namely Victor, Joseph, and Kingsley. His commitment to family mirrors his dedication to his craft and contributions to society.

Net Worth

With a career marked by innovation and influence, Tee Mac boasts an estimated net worth of $1,,000,000. You can connect with him on Instagram

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