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Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G, is a Nigerian musician and producer widely known for his eccentric dress-sense and controversial lyrics.

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Early Life

Terry G was born in Benue State on March 17, 1986, which coincidentally happened to be his mother’s birthday. Amanyi is the first child of four children born to Lagos based clergy parents, attended Starfield Educational Centre in Lagos but due to financial constraints could not further his education.

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Terry was introduced to music by his mother, a choir mistress, who encouraged him to join the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Praise Palace, Oko-Oba choir and his time as a chorister enabled Terry to learn the basics of music. He however started as a gospel artiste but the lure of financial security made him switch to pop music.

Musical Career

The “Akpako master” as he his fondly called had his tutelage under one of Nigeria’s musician, Faze, providing back-up vocals and honing his music skills. He rose to fame in 2006 when he was featured on Kemistry’s hit single “Shake”, a song which he also produced, marking the first sign of his versatility in music.

When in 2008, he released the hit single “Love You Sexy” off his debut album “Free Me” it was an instant hit due to the lyrics and dancehall beat.  His debut album also contained hit songs like “Otipe”, “Shile” and “Ihotu”.

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Terry who sings in English, Yourba and Idoma is adept at playing the guitar and keyboard. His weird but addictive songs are characterized by deep lyrics, unique keyboard sounds and distinctive signature jingles. By the time he produced and featured on 2Shots “In Case You Never Know” and IllBliss “Aye Po Gan”, his credential as a talented songwriter, producer and musician was long established.

His second album titled “Ginjah Ur Swaggah Season 1” was released in late 2009 and contained the hit song “Free Madness”, a song which cemented a place for him in Nigeria music industry.

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Terry G, who is the creator of “Chante Chante” style of music, has produced or featured in songs for the likes of Timaya, Ay.com, Igho, Jamix, Jaywon, Terry tha Rapman, Naeto C and many more.

In 2013, he released his fourth album titled Book of Ginger.

His Eccentric Personality

Terry has received critical acclaim for his unique brand of music, personality and awkward identity. Through his songs, he has admitted to using drugs and alcohol. In September 2014, he told Jane Augoye of The Punch that he has stopped taking hard drugs.

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”. 

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Though a controversial artiste, Terry has carved a niche for himself in Nigeria music scene thereby cementing his place as one of the top entertainment stars in the country.

Achievements

He won the “Best Street Hop” award at the 2010 Hip Hop World Awards held in Lagos in May 2010. Asides owning his own record label, Terry G is a business man and entrepreneur who owns a pure water factory in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos state.

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  1. biggy January 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Terry g you 2 much! !

  2. jennifer February 27, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    i love ur sings terry keep it up

  3. Emmanul terry g March 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    I love ur songs, crazy tins u do,ur dress out fit.i lov n i named my child after u.terry g

  4. Princess April 3, 2016 at 6:35 am - Reply

    u are too much.I like ur way…

  5. Dennis terry G April 29, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    i like the way u use to sing and rapping keep it up young terry

  6. MR=SUNZZY May 24, 2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    TERRY G AM GLAD OF UR TALENT ND I PRAY 2 GOD ALMIGHTY DT ONE DAY I WIL B LIKE U IN DT MUSIC INDUSTRIES THANK U ALL AS U

  7. Godwin Timothy Valentine June 3, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    u are too much terry g, I love ur dance and music

  8. Anonymous June 13, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

    terry i which i could be like you

  9. uwgoke Emmanuel Chinweike July 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Well for his song I can say is a welcome development, but I expect more that will inculcate and discipline us. I love his music anyway.

  10. uwgoke Emmanuel Chinweike July 20, 2016 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Well his music is a welcome development, is nice and wonderful but we are expecting one that will inculcate discipline to us and the youths in general.

  11. ICE BOY July 30, 2016 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I love u terry g keep it u I want to b like u in the music industry my contact 08177155593 thank God bless

  12. Christo Idoko (mr Acrobatic) August 2, 2016 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Terry G I Like Ur Music Keep It Up

  13. Boi Prince October 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Terry G Na U Be The Man Who Own D Music I Like Ur Style Nd Ur Swaga Keep It Up TerryGzuz

  14. Anonymous October 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Terry g i love you

  15. SIR BLACKBERRY November 5, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    BABA U TOO MUCH, KEEP IT UP

  16. Anonymous November 19, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I realy love u n i wish i cud b lyk u,i lyk music verywel i even compose abt 5 songs so far,pls help me terry just 4 me 2 bi ur boy i wi bi singing wit u i did nt need money.07016692991.

  17. bolaji terryg November 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I tank god DAT u ar my mentor up terryg up house of ginjah I love

  18. Krizzy k November 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Men baba mi u ar 2 much i love u an we all love u i want 2 be lyk u i have 12 songs at hand pls help me out

  19. BIG TROUBLE MAN December 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    wish u to feature lil wanyne

  20. Anongu A Linus May 14, 2017 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Keep it up, dats gud

  21. Peter Ortil August 3, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Terry G we love you so much bro keep it up i wish you could feature the likes of wale, Drake, Nas, and a lot more I pray to God to be like you one day

  22. LIKITA PAUL October 29, 2017 at 6:13 am - Reply

    TERRY G I TOO MUCH LIKE SONG

  23. Anonymous December 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Apako master u to much i love your song keep it up bro

  24. AY.COM January 9, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    i love u die