Anyone familiar with Nigerian singer, instrumentalist music producer, Amanyi Oche Gabriel, a.k.a Terry G can testify that he courted controversy repeatedly without compunction during his hey days as a heavyweight musician.
But in a chat with Showtime, while explaining why he is no more as famous as he once used to be, the ‘Free Madness’ singer revealed that he never enjoyed fame for a day because he always had one problem or the other.
“I experienced a lot of controversies all through my period of fame. I never enjoyed fame; I was always going through one problem or the other.
So, I think it has been so cool for me. Right now I love the peace and quiet. I love the fact that I am able to withdraw and set up myself.
I abstained from the madness and a lot of misunderstanding things”, he said.
Speaking further, the singer who recently re-branded from Terry G to Terry Genius explained why he has stayed away from controversy. “It’s still a controversy. Change is the only constant thing and that itself is a controversy.
Somebody like me that lives off the madness, I don’t want to be a bad example to the younger ones. My child also made me think and I decided to take a chill pill. I have been able to balance all of it and it’s working”, he said.