- Nigerian singer, Terry G, has described himself as the Jesus of Nigerian music
- Terry G explained that he set the pace for the present trend in the music industry
- The singer who revealed this in a recent interview spoke about his music and fame
The years 2010 and 2011 were some of the best years for Nigerian singer, Gabriel Oche Amanyi better known by his stage name, Terry G as his music was enjoying massive airplay. However, he had a lot of critics who neither loved his songs nor his lifestyle.
In a recent interview with Channels News Television, he described himself as the Jesus of Nigerian music. Explaining further, he stated that he set the pace for the present trend in the Nigerian music industry.
According to Terry G, his type of music which was once frowned upon is now accepted in the industry. He stated that he was criticized for his lifestyle during his reign as he was known to be a smoker.
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“I’m the Jesus of Nigerian music, I’m not the Christ. The Christ is the savior, Jesus is a name, and for the fact that Jesus is the most popular name that died for us and sacrificed for us."
Explaining how he is a pacesetter, he recounted how people discriminated against him for smoking and how now, a lot of musicians do it without any backlash.
When asked about Naira Marley, Terry G stated it was not in his place to decide who was more influential. He, however, believes both of them can make the world go crazier.
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The singer also revealed he once rejected a deal with Sony Music, stating it did not pay. He went on to advise musicians to be careful with the deals they sign.
Giving advice about fame to music stars, he said: “When the lights are shining on you, do not think that they would be forever. My own fame was full of pressure, controversies.”
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Only a while ago, he was trending on the news after he took to his Instagram page to beg his baby mama for another chance.
When it comes to love, not everyone seems to get it right the first time around with their spouse/girlfriend. However, realizing what one may have lost and hoping for a second chance is not what many do.
Terry G, however, appeared to have swallowed his pride after he went on his Instagram page to seek forgiveness from his baby mama whom he admitted he hurt, and to ask for a second chance to show her how much he really loves her.
Meanwhile in other news, the year 2019 was clearly a good year for the music industry. The number of hits and the quality of production seems to have surpassed that of the year 2018 and most importantly, the diverse genres were a much-desired break from the norm.
As they say, the sky is big enough for everyone to fly and enjoy all the good things that come with living in the spotlight. While the year didn't yield the desired result for some, it was an eventful and life-changing one for others.
For the likes of Zlatan, Naira Marley, Fireboy DML to the likes of Rema, Odunsi and Joeboy, the year 2019 came bringing sweet gifts of success. Legit.ng has compiled in no particular order, a list of five fast-rising singers who owned the music scene in the year 2019.
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