Why I Projected Crazy Guy Image – Terry G

Gabriel Oche, popularly known as Terry G, has revealed that while growing up, he deliberately wanted to have an image of himself where he will be perceived by people a crazy guy.

In a recent interview with Vanguard, the Benue State indigene said, “I was like a scapegoat, I was just a stubborn boy, who wanted to do music and nobody gave me the chance. I deliberately wanted to have that image where people will see me as a crazy guy.”

On his dress code and why it was not being accepted then, he said, “The Nigerian music industry wasn’t exposed as at then. I got my inspiration from foreign music and Lil Wanye is one of my role models. The way I dressed then was odd to the Nigerian culture, but I was only trying to do the international thing that we are doing now. I was only criticised then because I was the first to start it and people didn’t understand where I was driving to, so they stopped it. I’m glad today that it didn’t stop.”

The singer said there was no place for street music when he started his career and he made the hip hop world create a category for street music.

When asked if he has any project coming up soon, Terry G revealed that before the end of the year he will put content for his fans.

“I am a music producer and an instrumentalist, music is part of me. I used the break to take care of my family that is in London. My son also plays football for Chelsea.”

Recall that in the year 2020, Terry G described himself as the “Jesus of Nigerian music”, when he recently signed a three-year recording contract with Basic Entertainment and fans expected to see more of him before a hiatus from music.