All DJs (Disc Jockeys ) In Nigeria, in a solidarity move, have been directed by the Deejays Association of Nigeria not to play any of Terry G’s songs nationwide.
The association placed the ‘EMBARGO’ on Terry G’s songs following his assault on a DJ (DJ Phriz) on June 5, at Comedian Bash’s comedy show at the Muson Centre.
Terry G reportedly slapped DJ Phriz who is DJ Jimmy Jatt’s protege, for cutting off his music while on still on stage.
While performing on stage, Terry G was said to be ‘high’ and misbehaving on stage, which made the crowd turned off. Efforts to get him off stage proved abortive, prompting the show organizers to ask the DJ to cut off his music.
Following the incident, DJ Phriz and Dj Jimmy Jatt have demanded a public apology from the music star.
Read the press release below signed by the national secretary, Deejays Association of Nigeria and beyond, Sebastian Ikpoza (DJ Desert Storm);
All Nigerian DJs in Nigeria,
All Nigerian DJs in Diaspora,
All Radio DJs, VDJs & OAPs,
All Club, Lounge, Event Centers, Bars etc,
All Street DJs,
The General Public.
EMBARGO ON ALL TERRY G’s SONGS
It is with due respect that we hereby call on your solidarity to the aforementioned situation. The Deejays Association of Nigeria (DJAN) through the disciplinary committee had over the years intervened on issues affecting our members and Musicians cum Artistes whenever our Rights are trampled upon and Mr Gabriel Oche Amanyi aka Terry G have been given verbal warning on several occasions in recent times.
On Sunday the 5th of June 2016 at the Muson Center, Lagos State, Nigeria, a music/comedy show held and Terry G was not among the artiste billed to perform, he begged the organizers until he was told to perform for seven minutes, but he got on stage already tipsy and after about 18 minutes on stage insulting everyone, the organizers asked the DJ to play a different song by another artist, no sooner had the song began to play that Terry G descended on the DJ who was the head DJ of Jatt Incorporated.
Beyond assault, the DJ sustained various degree of injuries on his face; right in front of the Legendary Dj Jimmy Jatt. This type of violence and physical abuse is unacceptable.
Although planned legal actions are on the way, after wide consultations and deliberations, the Deejays Association of Nigeria hereby place an ‘EMBARGO’ on all songs of Terry G, audio and video (including songs he featured in) indefinitely in all events, lounges, bars, radios and every other spot where it is the duty of a DJ to play music Nationwide.