Harrison Tare Okiri, popularly known as 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.
He was born on March 30, 1981 in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria as the only child to Ijaw parents but moved to Lagos in 2007 after spending some of his early life in Port Harcourt. After the death of his mother, a strained relationship between him and his step-mother led to his drop-out from school and his involvement with music grew after moving to Port Harcourt.
He was born on March 30, 1981
Harrysong Music Career
At age eleven, Harrysong’s music career started as a congarist in the church his mother served as the music director before he went on to learn contemporary gospel music.
In 2007, he moved to Lagos as the lead singer of a live band who perform in night clubs until he met Kcee which led to him signing for Five Star Music. His rise to fame came when he released the single “I’m In Love” and “Taiye & Kehinde” with the music video of the former topping music video charts including Trace TV. He went on to release his debut album Testify through QuestionMark Entertainment in 2012.
Prior to signing to QuestionMark Entertainment, 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”.
Harrysong Net Worth
The information is being updated
On April 6, 2016, the singer sent a happy birthday message stating a young lady, Cecila Songz is his daughter. Later the ‘Reggae Blues’ singer has took to Instagram to set the records straight. According to the singer, “Please guys, don’t get it twisted: she is not my biological daughter.” Adding ,”She is my goddaughter. I never reach to born her.”
Harrysong has hinted of his plans to pick a wife, as he claims it was his father’s wish before he died to see him have children.
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- I’m in Love
- I Want You (Gyptian cover)
- Obu Ego (Hustle)
- Taiye & Kehinde
- I’m in Love Remix (featuring Olamide)
- When She Loves
- Better Pikin
- Reggae Blues(featuring Olamide, Iyanya, Kcee, Orezi)
Harrysong Record Label
Reggae Blues singer, Harrysong, has revealed that floating an independent record label of his own has been his lifetime dream. The Delta State born singer cum songwriter disclosed this in a recent interview with Planet TV at the official launch party of his record label, Alterplate.
According to the talented singer, the launch of his new record label is something he has dreamt of all his life. He claimed to have been patiently waiting for this glorious opportunity of owning and floating his own record label because it would avail him the opportunity and privilege of defining his own unique sound without distraction or influence from star powers. “This has been the picture from way back. I’ve seen this way back, it’s been written way back, so coming to see it today has been a dream; it’s the movement, the future. I’ve been dreaming of a platform such as this, to get a music platform that is as sure as this to be able define the sound and also bring up new artistes”, he said excitedly. Recall that Harrysong was once arrested and briefly detained by the management of 5Star Music record label as a result of prolonged unresolved differences, but was later resolved amicably when self-styled king of the Jungle, Daddy Showkey, waded into the matter. Showtime’s investigation revealed that Harrysong’s quest to live his dream as a record label CEO was probably what prompted the series of differences between himself and the management of 5Star Music.