“Frustration Led Me To Do Akpako Music” – Terry G Reveals

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Some of you might be familiar with Terry G‘s success story already. But what you didn’t know is the reason he started making ‘nonsense’ music as some people tag it. Read excerpts from his recent interview with Leadership Nigeria where he revealed frustration led him to record Akpako music…

On how he rose from grass to grace

My brother if I tell you say I know how, na lie I dey lie (laughs). I have been studying the industry and I have learnt to give the people what they want. I started with Rhythm and Blues and went to shoot my video in South Africa. The buzz I got from the song was not satisfactory, so I became frustrated and maybe that frustration led me to do the street music I’m doing now- the Apako song.

On Nigerian music…

You see, today’s music is evil. We call it commercial music. This is the music that brings the millions. People are still doing good music here but there is no buzz. It is the commercial music which some people term ‘bad’ music that is getting us the millions. It is all about the business of music and the glam that accompanies it. I said before that I was doing good music before, but the buzz was not there. So, I researched what the need is and experimented with songs like Make I Nack You Apako and others. It is not easy doing music; recording a song is a piece of creativity and you just do it from your heart and await the feedback from listeners.