Nigerian singer, Terry G has revealed why he abandoned the name Terry Gzuz. According to him, many were mistaking the Gzuz to mean Jesus, so he had to go back to his former stage name.
“I did not receive any death threat for initially changing my stage name to Terry Gzuz. Sometimes people call me Terry Gzuz when they chat with me online. When they spell Gzuz as Jesus, I try to correct them immediately.“Now that I have rebranded, when the same people call me Gzuz I tell them that I have changed it to Genius. Nobody has kicked against this yet. I think they like it. They even praise me for it. Like I said earlier, I have not been issued any death threat for changing my stage name. I just want to focus on being positive,” he said.
Speaking about how the young and new artistes are getting all the attention, Terry G said it was a normal thing.
“The new kids on the block must always be more conspicuous than those of us who have been in this business for a long time. It does not mean that we are no longer relevant. Nevertheless, I have faced a lot of controversy in the course of my career, especially in the beginning. I did not enjoy stardom or fame because of that. I spent most of the time wading through problems and controversies. I had to withdraw into my shell at a point so as to get peace of mind. Right now, I have been able to stay away from a lot of the madness and misunderstanding in the industry, even though I was the one that started it.”
The singer went on to state why he tonned down on his controversial lifestyle.
“Initially I made it seem like I love the controversies but change is constant. At the end of the day, I do not want to be a bad example to the younger generation. I thank God that I have a child because he also made me to have a re-think about my life. I had to relax and re-examine my lifestyle on and off the stage. I thank God that it is working well for me.”