Harrison Tare Okiri, better acknowledged via his stage name “Harrysong”, He’s a Nigerian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who rose to reputation after his tribute tune to Nelson Mandela gained the “The Most Downloaded Callertune Award” on the Headies 2013. Harrysong was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria to Ijaw parents however moved to Lagos in 2007 after spending some of his adolescence in Port Harcourt. Prior to signing to QuestionMark Entertainment, Harrysong used to perform at night time clubs until he met Kcee who added him to pinnacle 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 “Beta Pikin”
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Harrysong was born as the only child to Ijaw parents in Warri, Delta kingdom. After the demise of his mother, a strained relationship between him and his step-mother caused his drop-out from school and his involvement with music grew after moving to Port Harcourt.
Albums Testify (2012), Kingmaker (2017)
Selected Singles: 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, Kolombo, Ofeshe, Reggae Blues (featuring Olamide, Iyanya, Kcee, Orezi), Baba for the girls (featuring Kcee), Arabanko, Comsa, Under The Duvet, Happiness, Selense, Tekero, Report Card, Journey, ChaCha, RNB
At age 11, Harrysong‘s music profession began as a congarist in the church, his mom served as the music director before he went on to examine modern gospel music. In 2007, he moved to Lagos as the lead singer of a live band who carry out in night time clubs untill he met Kcee which led to him signing for five star music. His rise to fame came whilst he released the single “I’m In Love” and “Taiye & Kehinde” with the music video of the previous topping music video charts including Trace TV. He went directly to release his debut album Testify via QuestionMark entertainment in 2012.
NOMINATION & AWARD
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