Terry G is one of the artists that really make us dig it down on the dance floor especially on TGIFs in the past. He became the king of the street as he released hits after hits and was featured severally by other musicians. We cannot but miss the serial hit maker and his energy. Terry G’s crazy style back then has made him to draw comparison with the rave of the moment, Naira Marley recently on social media.
Terry G: What you Need to Know About Him
Terry G is a popular Nigerian musician and producer with the real name Gabriel Oche Amanyi. He was born on the 17th of March 1986 in Benue State, Nigeria. As a musician; he’s a singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer, dancer, and producer.
His musical genre is Afro-pop dancehall as well as ‘Chante-Chante’ in which he’s the creator. Terry G’s associated label are TGP Entertainment and Black Wall Street.
Terry G is widely known for his eccentric dress-sense, controversial lyrics and awkward identity. The controversial musician who started singing in the choir in his local church has four albums to his name (Free Me, Ginjah ur Swaggah Season 1, Terry Gzuz, and Book of Ginger).
Terry G On the Spotlight
His Music Style
Terry G, who is fondly called ‘Akpako Master’ has received critical acclaim for his unique brand of music and personality. Through his songs, he has admitted to using drugs and alcohol. He is known for his crazy lyrics which he dubbed ‘Chante-chante’. Asides his vocals, keyboard, guitar, and drums which makes up his music style, the ‘Ginjah ur swagger’ crooner is also known for using church bells in his music.
Terry G has released many songs that were widely played all over the country. Notable among his hits includes ‘Free Madness’, ‘Run Mad’, ‘Testing Microphone’, ‘Malonogede’, ‘Ye Oluwa’,‘Testing Microphone’, ‘Sexy Lady’, ‘Nuwe-Nuwe’, ‘Love Affair’ and so on.
Apart from doing well as a musical artist, Terry G is one of the best producers around in his days. He’s one of the pioneer of the street music also tagged ‘Pagonlo music’ which involves crazy and high tempo sounds. Terry G has produced several hit songs for other artists. He was heavily involved in Timaya’s sophomore album titled ‘Gift and Grace’. There’s also Terry G’s imprints on 9ice’s third studio album titled ‘Tradition’. He has crafted hits for other artists such as 2Shotz, Ay.com and several others.
Terry G has been described by The Punch as ‘’one of the world’s weirdest singers’’, Vanguard described him as ‘’a weird singer’’ while Nigerian foremost TV, Channels TV described him as the ‘’craziest musician in Nigeria’’.
His craziness is seen in his music lyrics; a quotable lyric from one of his song is ‘’Oya make me knack you akpako’’ which is literal meaning is to ‘’have a carnal affair with someone’’. He doesn’t desist from mentioning drugs in his lyrics too, which makes the public to see him as a nuisance to the society. He can’t just stop to produce insane sounds too.
His eccentric dress-sense also portrays his awkward identity. The dreadlock-wearing artist likes to show his body in his musical videos as well as his blings; which is another thing he’s widely known for.
It’s been a while we have heard from Terry G who made Nigerian youths go gaga with his crazy beats and sounds. We cannot but put him in the spotlight in a day like this (Thank God It’s Friday). It’s a Flashback Friday, why can’t we just party hard to some evergreen vibes by ‘The Ginjah ur Swagger’ master as we looked forward to the weekend.
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