Nigerian musician, Gabriel Amanyi, also known as Terry G, has said he is the ‘Jesus’ of the Nigerian music industry. In a recent interview with Channels TV, the ‘Akpako Master’ noted that he set the pace for the present trend in the music scene.
The “Free Madness” crooner who has been off the music scene for years, claimed that Nigerians have now embraced his kind of music.
“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”.
Terry continued, saying Nigerians are hypocritical and have now come to accept the many things he was criticized for in the past.
On camparison with Naira Marley, Terry G admitted that it was not in his place to decide whether he was more influential than Naira Marley.
Marley, the singer said, is only trying to ‘archive’ him, although he sees both of them “making the world go crazier.”
The “Akpako Master” also revealed that he once rejected a deal with Sony Music, claiming that it did not pay.
He, therefore, called on Nigerian singers to ensure they understand the details of every agreement before they sign deals.
In addition, Terry G urged artistes to take advantage of their fame, saying it does not last forever.
“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.