Terry Alexandar Ejeh (born 31 October 1988), known by his mononym Terry apala, is a Nigerian recording artist and performer. He is best known for his hit single “champagne shower” which he released in 2016 and his latest single “Social Media”.
Terry Apala a.k.a “Son of the Microphone” born Terry Alexandar Ejeh began his music career at a tender age and has been doing music for 20 years starting out in the church as a drummer to the streets and the entertainment industry in Nigeria. During his elementary days in school, he loved playing with empty cans envisaging himself as a drummer and singing along with his fictitious rhythms and rhymes to the admiration of his teenage friends.
Over the years, Terry Apala has wowed fans as a singer, song writer and performer, performing his own songs at local gigs where he was continually showered with praises as an artiste doing ethnic songs that is not his native language and he has been successful at performing this genre of music.
His rapid rise to stardom started with a superlative performance with his former R&B group (now defunct); Mezo Soprano where he was the lead vocalist and earned them the first prize during the launch of the Kanu Heart Foundation in 2000. The opportunity positioned them to perform alongside the music maestro, Orlando Julius and ever since then, he hasn’t looked back.
Terry Apala describes his genre of music as “Apala Hip Hop”, having gotten inspiration from the lateHaruna Ishola and backed up by his Yoruba influenced upbringing even though he hails for Isoko in Delta State.
Terry Apala’s writing prowess positioned him to work with Annie Macaulay-Idibia, to compose a soundtrack for her movie, “Calabar Girls“, while he was with another group called Kabaka. With an undying passion for music, he has been able to put out a collaborative feat with a number of Nigeria’s artistes such as Ice Prince, Olamide, Phyno, Orezi, Reminisce , Fuse ODG, Sugar Boy and Sexy Steel, while in his words he states,”I have a strong passion for music and My uniqueness is my kind of music called Apala Hip Hop”, that is classic especially coming from a south-south Nigerian that’s not of the Yoruba speaking State.
Terry Apala is currently signed to Nelson jack music, an entertainment outfit owned by a group of african music lovers.”
Terry apala alongside Falz created the theme music for award winning Nigerian movie “Taxi Driver: Oko Ashewo”.Oko Ashewo became an instant box office hit, breaking records to become the highest opening weekend gross for the year at the time of its release.
|Name||Terry Alexandar Ejeh|
|Age||31 years old|
|Origin||Isoko part of Delta state|
|Record Label||Nelson Jack music|
He was born on 13 October 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria, as of 2019 is aged 31 years old.
Early Life & EDUCATION
He was born and also grew up in the city of Lagos in Nigeria. Terry completed both his primary and secondary education in Lagos. He hails from an Isoko part of Delta state.
- Began doing music at a very young age as a drummer in the church.
- He moved into the spotlight with the RnB group “Mezo Soprano” (no longer functioning). He was the lead vocalist.
- He earned his group the first prize during the launch of the Kanu heart foundation in 2000.
- They performed alongside the music masters, Orlando Julius and ever since then, he has been a force to reckon within the industry.
- He has released four hit singles Champagne Shower, Modernize, Omidan and Mo Popular.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Most promising act to watch at 2016 City people entertainment awards (Nominated).
2016 Nigerian entertainment awards, Rookie of the year at 2016 Headies awards and Indigenous act of the year at Scream awards (Won).