Terry G

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Terry G
Birth name Gabriel Oche Amanyi
Also known as Akpako Master, Ginjah Master, Hitman
Born (1986-03-17) March 17, 1986 (age 32)
Benue State
Genres Chante-chante, hip-hop, dancehall
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer, dancer
Instruments Keyboard, guitar, daxophone, drums
Years active 2006–present
Labels TGP Entertainment, Black Wall Street
Associated acts D'Money, Jay Pizzle, Indomix, 9ice

Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known by his stage name Terry G, is a Nigerian musician and producer. He is widely known for his eccentric dress-sense, controversial lyrics and awkward identity.[1] He has been described by The Punch as "one of the world's weirdest singers", by Vanguard as a "weird singer", and by Channels TV as the "craziest musician in Nigeria".[2][3][4] In 2013, he released his fourth album, titled Book of Ginger.

Personal life[edit]

Amanyi was born in Benue State on March 17, 1986, which was also his mother's birthday.[5] He started singing in the choir of his local church.[1]

Career[edit]

The "Akpako master", as he is fondly called, received critical acclaim for his unique brand of music and personality.[6]

Through his songs, he has admitted to using drugs and alcohol.[7][8] In September 2014, he told Jane Augoye of The Punch that he has stopped taking hard drugs.

He has cited 2face Idibia as his greatest musical mentor.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Free Me
  • Ginjah ur Swaggah Season 1
  • Terry Gzuz
  • Book of Ginger

Singles[edit]

  • "So High"[10]
  • "Run Mad"
  • "Testing Microphone"
  • "Free Madness
  • "Love affair"
  • "Sexy Lady"
  • "Ooga"
  • "Ora"
  • "Baby don't go"
  • "Furret"

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2016 Nonsense Alien and Lucas Reid [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fatherhood has humbled me –Terry G". The Punch. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ "For Terry G, it's goodbye to hard drugs". The Punch. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Terry G's Confession: I became responsible since I had my kid". vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. ^ "I Am The Craziest Musician In Nigeria- Terry G". Channels TV. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Gabriel Oche Amanyi a.k.a Terry G Full Biography". stargist.com. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Akpako Master, Terry G Allegedly Punches Hotel Manager". stargist.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Terry G Caught Smoking Marijuana". P.M. News. pmnewsnigeria.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  8. ^ "New Music: Terry G – Apako Master". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  9. ^ "For Terry G, it's goodbye to hard drugs". punchng.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Hot Stuff: Terry G – 'So High'". ynaija.com. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Terry G Singer goes dark and natural in 'Nonsense' video". Pulse.ng. Joey Akan. Retrieved 4 February 2016.