When Gabriel Amanyi a.k.a Terry G visited the SOS children village in
Isolo, Lagos on 17th March, 2011, it was far from a celebrity stunt,
the ‘Free Madness’ singer’s visit was to celebrate his birthday with
the SOS children.
Terry G and his friends one of which include Uti the Big Brother
Africa winner met with the social official in-charge at the village
who showed everybody round the village: to the children’s hostels,
classrooms and the likes. The children who were so elated to see the
role model pay them a visit did not stop chanting his songs,
especially ‘Testing Microphone’ a song from his recent album.
Accompanied by his mum who Terry G happens to share the same birthday
date with, Terry G was proven to have a large heart as he donated to
the kids’ food stuffs, biscuits, snacks, drinks and others, all in
Speaking on why he chose to celebrate his birthday at the orphanage,
The House of Ginjah boss said ‘God has been good to me and my family
in the last one year, this is just my own way of showing appreciation
to him. Also I love children and it gives me joy to do things that
makes them happy, so it is not just the children who are thrilled to
have me around, I am also thrilled to come to their midst and
celebrate my birthday with them’.
Terry G is no doubt a famous artiste but who would have thought his
fan base extends to children. His exit from the SOS village was a
sight to behold as the children came all around him holding his hands
and kept waving as his car drove out of the village.
For Terry G, this is of course a birthday like no other.