Harrison Tare Okiri, 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
He was born on March 30, 1981, in Warri, Nigeria Africa. He is age 38 years old as of 2019.
Harrysong Early life
Harrysong was born as the only child to Ijaw parents in Warri, Delta State. 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.
Harrysong Net Worth
He is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of 1.6 million.
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 taken 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.”
He and his girlfriend reportedly welcomed a set of twins in the US on June 2017, The baby boy was christened, ‘PEREZ’ which means ‘wealth’ in Ijaw language and the girl’s name was adapted from Harrysong’s own name (Tare) and was called “TARELA’, which means ‘love’.
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.
He became known as a Nigerian singer after the release of the single ‘I’m In Love’ and ‘Taiye & Kehinde’. The video of the song topped music video charts including Trace TV. In 2012, Harrysong released his first studio album titled ‘Testify’ through Question Mark Entertainment.
In 2014, Harrysong has nominated in the “Best Pop/R and B Artist of the Year” category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards after the release of his chart-topping song “Better Pikin”.
- 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)
- The ‘Most Downloaded Callertune’ in Headies 2015 for the Tribute to Nelson Mandela.
- ‘Best Contemporary Afro Video’ for the ‘Kolombo’ music video at the 9th Nigeria Music video Awards.
- ‘Best Pop Extra Video’ for the ‘My Story’ Video at the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards.
- ‘Creative Person of the Year’ at the Sun Awards 2015.
Harrysong House and Cars
His music label Five Star music record label is known for an exotic and flamboyant lifestyle and Harrysong isn’t left out. Harrysong in 2013 received a powerful duplex and a 2013 Toyota Camry as part of his record deal with the record label.
The well-built artiste in 2014 acquired a brand new Hummer H2 worth over 15million, Black 2013 BMW X6, a white 2013 supercharge Range Rover, a Bentley GT Continental, aren’t the cars exotic? he’s truly a guy with taste despite the fact he and his music label mate Kcee are accused of releasing beer parlor songs.
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 of 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 to 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 the 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.
Harrysong Music Video