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TBT: Celebrating Terry G’s Impact on Nigerian Music

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Terry G, born Gabriel Oche Amanyi on 17 March 1986, is a name synonymous with innovation and eccentricity in the Nigerian music industry. Known for his unique style, controversial lyrics, and bold personality, Terry G has left an indelible mark on the music scene. This Throwback Thursday, we take a look back at the incredible journey of Terry G.

Terry G

Early Life and Beginnings

Terry G was born in Benue State and shares a birthday with his mother. His musical journey began in the choir of his local church, where his passion for music was first ignited. This early exposure to music laid the foundation for his future career.

Career Highlights

Terry G’s career is characterized by his unconventional approach and his ability to constantly reinvent himself. He is widely recognized for his eccentric dress sense and controversial lyrics, earning him the title of “Nigeria’s craziest musician” by various media outlets.

He released his fourth album, “Book of Ginjah,” in 2013, which further solidified his position in the music industry. Terry G has also openly discussed his past struggles with drugs and alcohol, and his subsequent journey to sobriety, adding a layer of depth to his public persona.

Musical Influences

Terry G has often cited 2face Idibia as his greatest musical mentor. This influence is evident in his music, which blends various genres and styles, creating a unique sound that resonates with fans across Nigeria and beyond.


Terry G’s discography is extensive, featuring several albums and hit singles that have become anthems in their own right. Some of his notable albums include:

  • Free Me
  • Ginjah Ur Swaggah (Season 1)
  • Terry G.zuz
  • Book of Ginjah

His popular singles include “So High,” “Run Mad,” “Testing Microphone,” “Free Madness,” “Love Affair,” “Sexy Lady,” and “Oga.”


Terry G has collaborated with numerous artists, further showcasing his versatility and appeal. Some of his notable collaborations include:

  • Timaya – “Malonogede” feat. Terry G
  • Terry G ft. 9ice – “Ori Mi”
  • Terry G feat. Wizkid, Phyno, Runtown – “Knack Am”
  • Terry G feat. Skiibii – “Adura”
  • Jaywon feat. Terry G – “Gbon Gbon”
  • Terry G – “Brukutu” feat. Awilo & Timaya

Personal Life

Terry G’s personal life has also been a topic of interest for many fans. He shares a unique bond with his mother, having been born on the same day. Despite his controversies, Terry G remains a beloved figure in the Nigerian music industry, known for his authenticity and resilience.

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