Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Nigerian DJs Ban Terry G's Songs

Following the drama that ensued when the popular music act, Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G slapped a disk jockey on stage for swapping his song for another artiste's song as a way of telling him to leave the podium. The Disciplinary Committee of the DeeJays Association of Nigeria (DJAN) is not taking the violent act lightly as the Association has released a circular to ban the songs of the Benue State born artiste.
However, the musician has taken to his Instagram page to apologise to DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Phreez and the entire DJAN for his behaviour, claiming in his words the without them, his music would be "...a total #nonesense"

Read the communique below:

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,
Music Promoters,
Event Planners,
The General Public.


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.

Sebastian Ikpoza (DJ Desert Storm),
National Secretary.
Deejays Association of Nigeria

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