Nigerian Artist, Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as stage name Terry G, has exposed how he thinks his past still haunts him
From gathered information from the singer’s interview with Sunday Scoop. He said that he had done a few things as an artist that he isn’t proud of and if he had known better, he would not have engaged in such vices. He claimed that people still judge him by the past and he is being made a “scapegoat” for the new generation of artists.
In his words; “I do not like controversies. I was only a victim of controversies. All that I have done in the past that made me controversial were mistakes anyone could commit. I am still paying the price for my past.
I did certain things I can never do again. I was a young boy, who was just having fun and enjoying music. My past still haunts me as I speak to you, as I am being judged for those actions. I have done things I am not proud of. “I am now a scapegoat all because I represented the streets and I was not afraid to show it. I sacrificed myself for the new generation of artistes.
All I was being criticized for are those things artistes do freely now and no one talks about them. “I have many regrets, which I take as lessons in a way. If I had known better, I wouldn’t have done certain things. “But I do not think what I sing or say determines who I am.
One day, Nigerians will realize that art is different from reality. I made my mother love Patience Ozokwor because she had the impression that she was a wicked woman because of her roles in movies. I made my father love many musicians too. I made them understand that what they were doing was an art.
“Sooner than later, Nigerians will understand that the all the crazy things I do are just for the art; I am an actor. I am yet to do most of the things the new artistes do in their videos, yet people still see me as the most terrible person. In other countries, nobody makes an issue out of those things.”
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