Terry Apala Explains His Decision For Turning Down Offers From Burna Boy And Don Jazzy

Nigerian hip-hop artist, Terry Alexandar Ejeh, popularly known as Terry Apala, recently divulged his justification behind shutting down offers to get signed to Burna Boy’s Spaceship Entertainment and Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.

Terry Apala revealed in an exclusive interview with The Nation that his mother had a significant influence on his professional decisions. According to him, her advice to be the face of whichever record label he inks a deal with made quite the impact on his decision-making.

Terry turned down lucrative offers from industry heavyweights Don Jazzy and Burna Boy in favor of Nelson Jack, a newer record label that were willing to allow him be the star of the show.

Terry recapped his 2015 experiences with Don Jazzy and Burna Boy, saying, “I met Don Jazzy in 2015, like a week after we met, he sent me the contract, but I could not sign it because I already knew where I was coming from.”

Still speaking, he revealed, “That same year, I got a call from Burna Boy’s mum, like Burna Boy is there already. I cannot be the second face; I have to be the face. So, in 2015, I got signed to Nelson Jack because I was the face.”

Terry Apala continued by discussing the difficulties he encountered while working with Nelson Jack, emphasizing problems with the record label that prevented him from putting out new music, giving interviews, or touring for an excruciating one to two years.

Terry Apala’s trajectory in the music industry has certainly been molded by his tenacity and dedication to his own sound, underscoring the value of artistic individuality and personality.

Terry joined the dance ensemble “Mezo Soprano” when he first started his career in entertainment at the age of twelve. His debut mixtape, “Champagne Shower,” brought him to the notice of the general public.

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