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 large quantities. 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.