Nigerian singer, Gabriel Amanyi, fondly known as Terry G, has described himself because the “Jesus” of Nigerian music, saying he set the tempo for the current development within the trade.
The “Free Madness” crooner who has been silent within the musical scene for some years, claimed that Nigerians have now embraced his sort of music.
Terry G who spoke to Channels Television on Tuesday, admitted that he was criticised and discriminated as a result of he smokes, and for his sort of music when he began out years in the past.
“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,” the singer defined.
He added, “It took me a while to take this risk that a lot of persons discriminated against me for and now, they see people smoking, doing stuff and nobody is talking. There must be a pace-setter.”
According to Terry G, he’s the “Jesus” of the Nigerian music trade who set the tempo and sacrificed for his inventive style.
He, nevertheless, claimed many Nigerians had been hypocritical, including that they’ve embraced and supported a lot of the issues they criticised him for prior to now.
Comparing himself to rave of the second, Naira Marley, Terry G admitted that it was not in his place to resolve whether or not he was extra influential than the UK-trained artiste.
Marley, the singer mentioned, is simply making an attempt to ‘archive’ him, though he sees each of them “making the world go crazier.”
The “Akpako Master” additionally revealed that he as soon as rejected a cope with Sony Music, claiming that it didn’t pay.
He, due to this fact, known as on Nigerian singers to make sure they perceive the small print of each settlement earlier than they signal offers.
In addition, Terry G urged artistes to benefit from their fame, saying it doesn’t final without end.
“When the lights are shining on you, do not think that they would be forever. My own fame was full of pressure, controversies,” he decried.