Terri explores different “in transit” sounds
Long before his idol Wizkid signed him to the Starboy Music roster as Terri, Akewe, Terry Daniel was making music as a teenager in the low-income Lagos neighborhood he grew up in. Since trading the underground music scene for the mainstream, Terri has barely looked back. The musical sensation returns with ‘In Transit’, his second Extended Play (EP), and first as an independent artist.
Buoyed by a Grammy nomination for his work on Wizkid’s “Made in Lagos,” Terri’s “In Transit” tackles themes of love intoxication as he transitions into becoming an independent artist after leaving Starboy Entertainment from Wizkid. Announcing the project on Twitter, Terri wrote, “Thank you for joining me #InTransit. My second EP #InTransit has been released on all stores, let’s go.
The 6-track EP features a guest appearance by Ghanaian singer Mugeez and follows on from 2020’s 7-track Afro series.
‘In Transit features some amazing tracks, including new tracks, “Wanna Know” and “Chargie” featuring Mugeez. The project’s first single “Danger” was well received by fans and critics alike, garnering over three million streams just weeks after its release. While receiving rave reviews and rave reviews from Notion Magazine, Earmilk, Noctis Magazine, BBC Radio London, OkayAfrica, No Signal Radio and Reprezent Radio, among others.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the ‘In Transit’ EP, Terri says: “I’ve spent the last year exploring different sounds and honing my craft – this project is a narrative of that artistic journey, as well as my personal journey through the different emotions of love, relationships and romance.’In Transit’ is a transition between where I was musically, where I am now and where I am going. It’s me reflecting on where I come from, acknowledging my growth and moving closer to my goals.
Terri burst onto the afrobeats scene as a teenager, becoming the only artist to be signed by Wizkid to his Starboy Records imprint. He also collaborated with Wizkid on the hit single “Soco”, and went on to release his critically acclaimed debut EP Afro Series in 2020, garnering support from BBC Radio 1, KISS FM, BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Apple Music 1 and Okayafrica, among others, along the way.