Harrysong and record label squabble

Harrison Tare Okiri (born March 30, 1981), better known by his stage name Harrysong, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who rose to fame after his tribute song to Nelson Mandela won the “Most Downloaded Callertune Award” at The Headies 2013. Harrysong was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria to Ijaw parents but moved to Lagos in 2007 after spending some of his early life in Port Harcourt. Prior to signing to a record label, Harrysong used to perform at night clubs until he met Kcee who introduced him to top music personalities. In 2014, Harrysong was nominated in the “Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year” category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards after the release of his chart-topping song “Better Pikin“.

The squabble between Harrysong and his record label, Five Star Music, owned by mogul, Emeka Okonkwo (a.k.a E-Money) and his elder brother Kingsley Okonkwo (a.k.a Kcee) looks to have taken a turn for the worse.

According to Vanguard, Harrysong’s refusal to switch focus from his forthcoming ‘One Delta Concert’ and concentrate on releasing his highly anticipated debut album under the label is the bone of contention between both parties.

The show is currently the most talked about event in Asaba with the Gala ambassador allegedly investing resources into the project.

Harrysong is said to have pleaded with the management of his label to allow him hold the concert which aims at sensitizing the youth on the need to shun violence but they allegedly refused to oblige him.

As a matter of fact, the Vanguard source further revealed that Kcee who is the Vice President of Five Star Music has allegedly threatened that if Harrysong goes ahead with the concert he will no longer enjoy support from the label.

But when contacted on the telephone, Kcee’s manager, Soso Soberekon denied the rumour, saying “There is nothing like that. I don’t know what you are talking about.”

Also, a close source to Harrysong refused to speak on the matter. Rather, he said, “Harrysong is concentrating on his event and as I speak he has been busy trying to tighten loose ends.”

‘One Delta’ is described as a Harrysong Peace Concert which holds on the 31st of July in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The government of Delta State is reportedly happy to be a part of the event and promised to make it a yearly event.

we’ll keep our fingers crossed and see what happens next between both sides……….


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