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3 reasons Harrysong fell out with Five Star Music

It is no longer news that Harrison Tare Okiri, popularly known as Harrysong has fallen out with his record label 5 Star Music over what many say was due to irreconcilable differences occasioned by lack of trust.

Though Harrysong has gone on to set up his own record label Alter Plate, it is of note that he got his big break with the song “Reggae Blues” while signed onto the 5 Star Music platform owned by Emeka Okonkwo (a.k.a E-Money) and his brother Kingsley Okonkwo (a.k.a Kcee).

The beef which the parties involved tried to shield until it became public knowledge was however brought to light again when Harrysong’s ‘Reggae Blues’ won the award for Song Of The Year, and Kcee, who collaborated with him on the track climbed the stage to celebrate with him.

“We been dey fight, but it is all settled,” Kcee said, as they hugged and accepted the award from presenter Uti Nwachukwu.

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Though, the feud may have been settled on the surface, not all may seem well as the parties involved may still nurse ill feelings towards what led to the split in the first instance and listed below are three reasons Harrysong may have parted ways with 5 Star Music.

1. Lack of appreciation: For the most part of his stay as a signed act on the label, Harrysong complained that he was not appreciated despite all he brought to the table. In an interview he granted in the heat of the feud Harrysong said; “What bothers me is the appreciation. You are helping someone but the person feels he’s helping you.”

2. He wrote most songs produced by the label: Harrysong also complained that he wrote most of the songs for the label including some released by Kcee. “You write a song for someone and the person is telling you that if I don’t sing your song, you won’t blow. It’s childishness. I don’t know,” he said in an interview aired on Planet TV.

3. Contractual disagreement: An European tour was organised for Harrysong by 5 Star Music which he honoured but his label later found out that he performed at other paid events during the tour without their knowledge and seeing the move as a betrayal, Harrysong was asked by his label to use the funds he got from the paid events to foot the bill for the video shoot of his single titled ‘Bakana’, a decision frowned at by Harrysong.

That incident was the last straw that broke the Camel’s back as Harrysong finally decided to call it quits with his label.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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