Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G, a daring and energetic street-hop sensation from Nigeria, has expressed his disapproval of his colleague, Tem, following her recent disclosure of a missing Grammy award.
Amid a highly competitive music industry, where many Nigerian vocalists dream of winning the illustrious Grammy Award, the talented and globally renowned artist Tems made a surprising confession during an exclusive interview with ELLE. She revealed that she is completely unaware of the location of her Grammy plaque, adding a new twist to the already intriguing story. Despite her massive success and recognition from music fans and critics alike, this revelation proves that even the most prominent stars can sometimes be clueless about certain aspects of their careers.
The video of Tems disclosing her inability to recall the location of her Grammy Award plaque gained widespread attention. Nonetheless, her demeanour remained composed, and she conveyed that she had seamlessly progressed to the next stage in her distinguished profession.
Tems’ words were,
“I think it’s inside the shelf, somewhere. I don’t know where it is. I don’t really have it out. I’ve not….since I got it, I’ve not….I just keep moving forward. I’m moving on to the next.”
Terry G, the Nigerian musician behind the hit song ‘Free Madness’, has criticized Tems for her lack of respect towards a highly-coveted award. In a recent interview, Terry G slammed Tems for not showing enough appreciation for the award, suggesting that if Tems truly believed she deserved it, she would have treated the trophy with more reverence.
Terry G wrote:
“If you work for it, you will cherish it and show it to the world any chance you get.”
His reply has also resulted in social media conversations. Many point out that despite the Grammy plaque’s importance, the recognition for creativity is counted more as there are acts with countless Grammys. In contrast, others stood with Terry G and called out her nonchalance.