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An Open Letter To Wizkid… Where Is Starboy Terri?

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Staryboy act, Terri is one of Nigeria’s promising acts but how long would he continue to remain as one. The main question – Where Is he today?

Starboy Terri may have succeeded in leaving our sight for some time now but not anymore. Over the years, he has failed to be that star we all thought he would be after getting signed to Wizkid’s label which I believe is one big opportunity for any artiste that wants to make it big. Funny enough no one gets really signed to Wizkid’s Starboy Record label.

Since he launched the record label, the singer has had multiple acts from producers to singers and rapper and the alumni continue to grow, with more additions and exits. Taking a look at Maleek Berry, Efya, Mr Eazi, Legendury Beatz, R2bees, Willybang (Silly), L.A.X you’ll understand that the case of Starboy Terri who is the main focus of this article is quite different.

Who is Starboy Terri?

This question is actually necessary because many don’t even know who he is. Terri Ryn is a 25-year-old who rose to prominence after he made a cover of Wizkid’s “Oshe“. This caught the attention of Wizkid who later signed him into his Starboy Record. He released his first single “Bia” in September, 2018. So far he has released singles like “Shuu” “On Me” “Same You” and “Non-Stop”. Asides all these songs, Terri is mostly known for his verse on Starboy’s hit track “Soco” and sadly it’s still that way.

Sadly, his label did not do enough in promotions and other activities that would have pushed his name out. Wizkid has been slammed for hindering his shine and also for promoting other artistes when Terri is still struggling to make a name for himself. Wizkid did this with Fireboy and other artistes that are not even affiliated with his record label, a move which was considered as “appalling” and a perfect case of daylight wickedness.

Did Wizkid Really Stop His Shine?

Terri has been advised on several occasions to leave the record label. Why? It’s not just the issue of Wizkid “stealing” his shine but there were several instances that compelled people to talk. Wizkid and Terri always end up releasing songs on the same day. A move, in my opinion, is not wise.

Ask yourself who would people want to listen to first? Wizkid or Terri? Obviously Wizkid, because he’s the bigger artistes. Terri might still get some attention but its never ever enough especially for an artiste that trying to penerate the music industry,

Bia” didn’t last a week before WizKid decided to drop “Fever”. The video which features “Tiwa Savage” further drifted attention from the track and everyone eventually forgot about it.

Another one was with his 2019 song “On Me” which was released the same day Larry Gaaga dropped the hit track “Low” featuring with WizKid. This was Wizkid’s first track after a long hiatus so definitely everyone wanted to heard the real Starboy. So again, Terri was nowhere to be found.

Terri showed signs of doing wonders again after the failure of “On Me” with the release of “Non-Stop”. This particular track was dope but little did he know that something much bigger was about to hit his way – Wizkid’s collaboration with Beyonce ‘Brown Skin Girl‘.

Aside releasing during the same period, Wizkid is not doing enough in promoting this young talent. He rather prefer hiding him than putting him out there fully for everyone to meet and know.

Not to start with comparisons, but with the careers of Joeboy, Fireboy, Rema, Lyta, and Tclassic, you’ll see that Starboy Terri has a long way to go. These guys within a few months have shattered the industry not just in Nigeria but out of the country. They were well introduced into the industry by their record label, packaged and promoted for everyone to hear their sound, appreciate and love them.

Music lovers have labeled these guys as the next to take over the music scene after the likes of Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Kizz Daniel, and other prominent acts. They are the future of Nigeria’s music and Starboy Terri who even got out before them is still struggling to get a spot.


Terri announced that he would be dropping his debut EP “Afroseries” in March but hey March is already over and we haven’t seen a thing.

This is one of the most anticipated projects this year because fans believe that this would be his one chance to show what he’s truly made of. And also start 2020 topnotch like Rema did last year with his debut ‘Rema EP’ (which houses; ‘Iron Man’, ‘Dumebi’, ‘Why’ and ‘Corny’)

Sadly, he seems to have followed the footstep of his boss Wizkid (who speaks the truth about everything except with release dates). Well, it might not seem proper to drop an EP in these trying times but I believe he should have dropped an unofficial/surprise single to whet fans appetite, make them anticipate more and have his sound out there. Because the likes of Rema, Fireboy, Joeboy, Tclassic and even Oxlade all has new vibes out which are buzzing round playlists, charts and airplay.

Well after withdrawing his EP, this is another chance to revisit every sound, lyric and beat on that Ep because this project would make or break his already fragile career.

On an ending note, Starboy Terri is really good. His sound and style of music is top-notch but Wizkd’s poor management is hindering this young man from flying. If you actually listened to his debut single “BIA” you would understand how talented this young star is. There goes the saying “every dog has his (or its) day” and this time, I believe it’s Starboy Terri’s time to shine.

Dear Wizkid please take Terri serious, do more for him to get known. Davido and Olamide has done this (fought for their proteges) and presenting are still doing more…. Thanks!

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Olabimpe O

Olaosebikan Olabimpe is a News Writer and Content Creator at Tooxclusive. Her idea of a great day is to be indoors snuggled up with a book and good music. She is also a passionate lover of rap.

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    Wizkid needs to see this

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    Wizkid is wack, he thinks with his glory teri will easily make it in the industry not knowing there is difference between a lion and a cub

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    Wicked Wizkid. I don’t like the guy one bit. He has no friends,he helps no one,he promotes nobody.
    He doesn’t believe that the young shall grow and you can’t stay on top forever.
    Davidos DMW housed Peruzzi,mayorkun, dremo and they are all millionaires driving Benz and building masions,they could even start a record label if they choose but still under O.B.O. that is what I call a movement.
    Wizkid never forget we use to hear sings from tetuila,Eddy remedies,danfo drivers,edris abdukareem. Now they are refered to as legend with little relevance.

    Don’t let a day come when you will pull out a project and the young and brights stars will not show up for your album. I still remember only M.I out of respect showed up for mode9 album. Maybe you should listen to M.I. Abaga Viper and get some cool advice. You just might need it because truth be told no one saw it so clearly that Nigerian would appreciate and crave to listen to songs from Tclassic,fireboy,joeboy,rema,zlatan,naira maley and lyta.
    A word is enough for the wise,don’t be a wicked fool

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    Wizkid u better do something very fast before the members of ur record label will leave

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    U are really mad for saying Wizkid help no one. I will start from the on set of star boy record label. Wizkid put in maleek berry as an official producer dropping single with him ‘back to the matter. On a long run. He singed l.a.x as the first signee of the label. Lax came to limelight with a song Caro. After that lax achieve a good deed, he got his own record Label Rasaki entertainment where he release his first album under the two imprint. Wizkid announce in Ghana music award that he signed Mr Eazi, Efya and R2bee to star boy worldwide. Efya was featured in Wizkid daddy yo song. Which helped her career. R2bee was also collaborated with Wizkid and they make a good song like Tonight and do on. Back to the main man, Mr Eazi win next rated at headies in 2016 with the help of star boy record label. He make a lot of song under Wizkid imprint like leg over, sample you and more. Mr Eazi later leave star boy record and got his own label. Wizkid had also helped many artiste blaqjayzee, dj tunes, nairamarley showing him at the 02 arena. He also supported fireboy. Wizkid is a legend not like a clout Davido that sign artiste for his own benefit.

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    Your a are big fool and the dumbest human on planet earth if you ever think or let yourself believe that Mr Eazi was ever a star boy property. I have watched leg over a thousand times and I am yet to see the star boy logo at the beginning or end of the song. Wizkid only appeared in that song and that does not connote that he his a star boy material.
    You mentioned R2bees. Men those guys are made already and they were only coopted to promote the failed brand star boy worldwide.
    We are talking of bringing people from the craddle with great support and management and you mention Wizkid.
    We all knew how mayorkun started,he was a nobody in the music scene but davido helped him and now he is the mayor of Lagos. Peruzzi is the vibe machine and a great song writer. You can’t take that away from him

    Let me ask you a question. How many of wizkid artist have ever been nominated for next rated not to talk of winning the next rated. Abeg shift you know nothing.
    l.A.X after so many years could be likened to an upcoming artist,efya will not cough were teni is,and you still slavishly believe in Wizkid.

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    Wizkid can do more for Terri. If according to you guys Wizkid supported eazi, l.a.x efya, maleek and the rest, why has he not helped Terri like wise. Everyone thought Terri was d next big thing something like rema but even lyta right now seems bigger. Terri is known only by a few who are music fanatics. For a brand like Wizkid Terri should be on a different level but each time they are seen together he look like an apprentice under Wizkid and not like a talented superstar which he possesses the abilities of. Correct me if I am wrong but I think Terri is almost too late to the party. IAM sure fireboy joeboy and artistes who are buzzing now also wished they had Terri’s opportunity before they became know. But obviously they are way ahead of Terri in present day ratings. My name is BrainzzMagikal watch out for me.

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    You guys are even worrying about Terri, have you asked about the young man he said he’ll give N50m in his show and sign him. The boy is still in ikate wearing off with his talent. Maleek Berry ran of star boy, L.A.X just used the starboy platform to boost his career. At the end of the day he owns his money and nobody is entitled to it, he worked hard for every dime, he’s probably not a generous guy.

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    Are all of you dumb to know Terri is not good enough do you know how many artist are in dmw na only mayorkun Dey hot if you are not good then you are not good record label no Dey hold your music so you guys should leave Wizkid alone. I’m sure he helps in his own way that you don’t know because you are not there with him .

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    Wizkid is doing great! Thank you, find Starboy Terri here

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    Wizkid don’t even know how to sing at all thanks skales and wande coal …… Wizkid na selfish idiot e no like make others grow pass an

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    I think starboy wizkid will do something for him,but i still think terri is nt just giving d world wat we need at this time…i am SKYKID by name and i will choose STARBOY RECORDS over DMW if i am giving d chance…buy anyway still watch out for SKYKID soon…d platform is wat is left.

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    Lol…..may God be the jodge

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    Lmao I just deh look allbof em weh deh blame wizkid.Terri is not as good as fireboy and he’s not half as good as rema.make wiz no go deh waste money.he has shot 3videos for Terri already.non of the songs blow.a video is at least 2m.just one video deh shot for jealous eyen fireboy..he blew up immediately.Terri is an average guy.make we no make am look like lion wen he is a cat abeg.I love Terri with all my heart don’t get me wrong.the guy is good.but he’s not superstar material

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    You too get sense nah only Mayorkun blow dem many way still day struggle yonda Peru day try because him good

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    terri go shock una…

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    Stupid people. Wizkid doing his best. Terri soon blow.

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