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I Was Backup Singer For Faze – Terry G

Nigerian singer, Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G has made a revelation about his music career.
He revealed that he was a backup singer for his colleague, Faze.
Appearing on a recent episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, the ‘Akpako Master’ disclosed that he auditioned to be Faze’s backup artiste and got picked after convincing the singer with his “melodious” voice.
Terry G noted that he was a great vocalist and R&B singer back then.
He added that he served Faze loyally.
“I went to audition to be Faze’s backup artiste, he got to listen to my song and fell in love with it. Then, I was a very good singer, I had a very melodious voice. No be now wey I dey craze [laughs]. I used to sing R&B. That was the moment Faze actually listened to me and fell in love with me. Then I became his backup artiste,” he recalled.
“I served Faze loyally. It was even through Faze that I met 2Face. Faze is a very good teacher. I enjoyed working with him.
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Slapping DJ Affected My Career – Terry G

Nigerian singer, Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G has revealed how slapping a DJ years ago negatively affected his career.
Recall that in 2016, Terry G stirred controversy after slapping DJ Jimmy Jatt’s protege, DJ Phreez, at an event in Lagos.
The DJ had played another artiste’s song in a bid to get him off stage.
His action led to the DJs Association of Nigeria, DJAN, blacklisting him back then.
Speaking in the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, the ‘Akpako Master’ admitted that the incident affected his growth as an artiste.
He, however, added that he later apologised to the DJ Phreez and his boss, DJ Jimmy Jatt.
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Wizkid Is The Jay-Z of Our Generation – Terry G

Popular singer, Gabriel Oche Amanyi, better known as Terry G, has crowned Grammy winner, Wizkid as the Jay-Z of the Nigerian music industry.
He made the claim when he appeared on the Afrobeats podcast.
According to him, Wizkid is the Nigerian version of Jay-Z.
Jay-Z is a billionaire American hip-hop legend and businessman, known for his business acumen and huge influence in hip-hop culture.
“Wizkid is the Jay-Z of our generation. He’s the first [born child of the new generation of Nigerian musicians] and we’ll always give it to him. One thing I like about Wizkid is his carriage. He has inspired a lot of people,” he said.
The ‘Akpako Master’ recalled how Wizkid came to his house back in 2016 for a recording session with him.
“Wizkid came to my house in Ishaga in 2016 to record a song with me. I was very happy he came. We recorded 4 songs together. God bless Wizkid,” Terry G said.
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Fans Won’t Accept Your Retirement – Charly Boy Tells Terry G

Charles Oputa, the veteran Nigerian singer, who is also known as Charly Boy, has reacted to Terry G’s retirement from music.

Recall that Terry G announced via his Instagram page on Saturday that he has quit music.

Reacting via his X handle on Sunday morning, Charly Boy said fans won’t accept Terry G’s retirement from the music industry.

He disclosed that a meeting was already being held in respect of Terry G’s retirement.

Charly Boy wrote in Pidgin: “Terry G, why naah? Who make u vex Abegi?

“People dey hold meeting on top dis ur announcement. Guys no go gree ooo.”

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Singer, Terry G Announces Retirement From Music

Oche Gabriel Amanyi, the Nigerian singer who is popularly known as Terry G, has announced his retirement from music.

Announcing this in a video message shared via his Instagram page on Saturday, Terry G explained that he is quitting music because his career was no longer a successful one.

He appreciated his fans for their support over the years, stressing that his decision might hurt them but it was for his best interest.

He said, “A big thank you to my fans for staying through with me all these years. I really appreciate you all. It been amazing years back-to-back. Thank you all for the love.

“But I’m about to make a big announcement. I know it’s going to hurt a lot of people but I’ve my personal reasons. I’m quitting music. I’m done. And I really appreciate you guys for showing me so much love.”

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Terry G Calls Out Colleagues For Ignoring Him (Video)

Gabriel Oche Amanyi, the popular Nigerian singer, who is professionally known as Terry G, has gone on social media to call out his colleagues for ignoring him when he needed them most.

In a series of posts on his official Instagram page, Terry G expressed sadness over how all his efforts to reach out to some of his colleagues during his tough times proved abortive, as no one was responding to him.

He also reminded his colleagues how he was there for them when they came to him for help.

He wrote; “You will write your fellow artiste, e no go respond. When everybody came to G, they received hits.

“We don’t have to die to be remembered and celebrated. We all contribute to the global music library of sounds. Just in case. I am back. Thank you for the wait.”

Also speaking in a now viral video, the singer said; “But this is not fair na, I want you all to remember that you all came to me and I have you guys hits. Now I’m chatting you guys up, you don’t want to respond. Is it until I die?”

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Why I Cannot Venture Into Acting — Singer, Terry G Speaks

Gabriel Oche Amanyi, the Nigerian music star, who is fondly known as Terry G has revealed the reason why he cannot venture into the world of make-believe.

In a chat with Daily Trust, the Apako master stated that he would have to be paid a huge sum of money before he features in a movie.

Narrating an experience he had last on a movie set, the singer noted that he ran from the movie location and had to be begged before he returned to finish the project.

Terry G said, “If you see me in any movie it means that they forced me. I do not have time for that stress. It is not my calling. The one I did last I ran away from the set. They had to beg me a lot before I went back to finish the shoot. It is stressful and I would only act if they pay me a lot of money.

“I would perform for like two hours on stage and collect my millions but when it comes to acting I would spend days on set. If care is not taken they would even know the amount of boxer shorts you brought to the set.”