Apala Hip-Hop sensation, Terry Apala is on a winning streak this year thrilling his fans with hit after hit.
Following the release of his cover to Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Shape Of You”, Nelson Jack Music mega talent Terry Apala once again stuns with new music!
This time it features Big Brother Naija Finalist Bisola, and he titled it “Bad Girl” produced by Benie Macaulay. The song tells an intriguing story of how he meets a lady and wants to be with her.
ABOUT TERRY APALA
Terry Alexandar Ejeh (Terry Apala) is a recording and performing artiste, singer, and song writer currently signed to Nelson Jack Music. He started off doing music as a child, drumming on empty cans and rhyming to them to entertain his friends at the secondary school in Mushin. Growing up in Ajegunle also later influenced his musical direction. As a pioneer in his generation by making Apala; a possibly more indigenous genre of Fuji music, he has quickly gotten the attention of a lot of people, especially given that he is not Yoruba but an Isoko man. This has fuelled fans’ respect and admiration for Terry but he has also been working at it for a long time.
In 2000, Terry as the lead vocalist of Mezo Soprano led the now disbanded R&B group to victory during the launch of the Kanu Heart Foundation. As a result, the band got to perform alongside Orlando Julius and that was only the beginning. He was inspired growing up by the legendary Apala musician Haruna Ishola, but what’s more exciting is what he has done with it, a blend he calls ‘Apala Hiphop’. It features the tremulous, oscillating voice quality that is the trademark of Apala music, laced over catchy hip hop beats. Hit singles released with this formula include ‘Champagne Shower, ‘Modernize’, ‘Omidan’ and ‘Mo Popular’.
The success of these singles earned Terry various nominations including a much coveted spot in the ‘Rookie of the year’ category at the 2016 Headies, ‘Most Promising Act’ to watch at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and Indigenous Act of The Year at the Scream Awards, which he won. Terry has also had multiple collaborations with high profile artistes in the industry including Olamide, Reminisce, Phyno, Ice Prince, Falz, Korede Bello, Flavour, Orezi, IllBliss and DJ Jimmy Jatt. As a songwriter, he also wrote the sound track for a film produced by Annie Macaulay-Idibia.
ABOUT ABISOLA AIYEOLA
Abisola Aiyeola is a Nigerian British born actress, singer, MC and presenter who rose to stardom after taking part in the just concluded Big Brother Naija reality Tv show. Before BBNaija, she is a great mimic and has done a lot of comedy skits and is well known on Instagram, she is also a voice over artist. Bisola became a popular figure in Nigeria entertainment scene after she contested in the 2008 edition of MTN Project Fame alongside Mavin singer Iyanya. She is a passionate entertainer.