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Terry G
Birth name Gabriel Oche Amanyi
Also known as Akpako Master, Ginjah Master, Hitman
Born March 17, 1986 (age 31)
Benue State
Genres Chante-Chante, Hip-Hop, Dancehall
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer, Dancer
Instruments Keyboard, Guiter, Saxophone, Drum-Set etc…
Years active 2006 – present
Labels TGP Entertainment, Black Wall Street
Associated acts D’Money, Jay PizzleIndomix

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

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

Career

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

Albums

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

Singles

  • “So High” [10]
  • “Run Mad”
  • “Testing Microphone”
  • “Free Madness
  • “Love affair”
  • “Sexy Lady”
  • “Oga”
  • “Ora”
  • “Baby don´t go”

Videography

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

References

  1. Jump up to:a b “Fatherhood has humbled me –Terry G”The Punch. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. Jump up^ “For Terry G, it’s goodbye to hard drugs”The Punch. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. Jump up^ “Terry G’s Confession: I became responsible since I had my kid”. vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. Jump up^ “I Am The Craziest Musician In Nigeria- Terry G”Channels TV. Retrieved 30 October2014.
  5. Jump up^ “Gabriel Oche Amanyi a.k.a Terry G Full Biography”. stargist.com. Retrieved 6 January2018.
  6. Jump up^ “Akpako Master, Terry G Allegedly Punches Hotel Manager”. stargist.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. Jump up^ “Terry G Caught Smoking Marijuana”P.M. News. pmnewsnigeria.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  8. Jump up^ “New Music: Terry G – Apako Master”. bellanaija.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  9. Jump up^ “For Terry G, it’s goodbye to hard drugs”. punchng.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  10. Jump up^ “Hot Stuff: Terry G – ‘So High'”. ynaija.com. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  11. Jump up^ “Terry G Singer goes dark and natural in ‘Nonsense’ video”Pulse.ng. Joey Akan. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
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