Terry tha Rapman
Terry Madaki, professionally known as Terry Tha Rapman is a nigerian hip-hop rapper. He has always loved music as a child, all thanks to his father who always had Bob Marley, Fela Anikulapo – Kuti, Bongos Ikwe and Michael Jackson playing in the house.
The Lafia indigene of Nassarawa State, who is the first born of the three children, discovered Hip Hop in his mid teens. LL Cool J, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane were his first rap influences which later helped him around the harsh and rough neighborhood he grew up in.
Terry later hooked up with a DJ friend and the instrumentals supplied by the DJ helped Terry to sharpen his skills. In 1994 after finishing secondary school at the Federal Government College, Minna, Terry the Rapman pushed out some demos that drew the attention of Kaduna underground scene to the budding rapper.
With the Kaduna religious crisis in the year 2000, the Madaki family relocated to Jos. It was in Jos that Terry got a call from Solo Dee, CEO Payback Tyme Records, asking him to sign to the record label.
She is from a family of 5, all of whom are lovers of music. Deborah grew up in Kogi state, and studied Computer Science with a major in programming and graphics design at the Federal University of Technology Yola.
Deborah was among the artists signed by Telecommunications company ‘Etisalat’ – now ‘9Mobile’, for their “Etisalat EasyCliq Campus Concerts. This gig earned her the platform to perform in over 20 Nigeria Universities. Deborah also performed multiple times at the Pepsi Football Academy gala nights.
Her passion for teenagers and young adults drove her to start the ‘R.A.G.E (Rise Above General Expectations)’ movement. Through this movement, she toured 12 Nigerian states and was able to donate guitars and other materials to secondary schools, as well as organize a concert in these states. Deborah continues to hold meetings with stakeholders in the educational/entertainment sector, on her quest to improve the social-education of teens and young adults.
Deborah is a strategic debater, an actor, a dancer, an active sport player, a guitarist, and a musician. Her daily mantra remains “Impossible is Nothing”.