Five Star act, Harryson Okiri popularly known as Harrysong was declared winner of the Best Pop Extra Video award for his song, ‘Story’ at the 2014 Nigeria Music Video Awards late yesterday.
The ‘Beta Pikin’ singer, who was absent the awards ceremony which took place on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, V.I, defeated Davido‘s massive hit song, ‘Tchelete feat Mafikizolo, Olamide‘s ‘Eleda Mi’, Yemi Alade ‘s ‘Johnny’and Mavin all stars’ popular hit song, ‘Dorobucci’
Harrysong is most popularly known for the tribute song he did in honour of late South Africa President, Nelson Mandela titled ‘Mandela.’
Reggae Blues crooner, Harrison Tare Okiri, a.k.a, Harrysong whose news of dumping his former music label, Five Star Music to start his own label, Alterplate went viral on the internet has revealed that the desire to express himself in a new platform prompted his decision to part-ways with his former management.He, however, debunked insinuations that he was having a running battle with his former management before he finally dumped the label. Speaking on the development officially during a media chat, Harrysong admitted leaving Five Star Music. He said, “I am no longer Five Star music artiste. My contract with the company has expired and I decided to unveil my new musical platform. I have learned a lot coming from Question Mark, the first record label I have worked with before I moved to Five Star Music.
And when the contract expired, I aspired to grow and to express myself in another platform. That’s why I set up the Alterplate and you will see that it is not just a record label, it involves a lot of things. This is a dream I have been nurturing for many years now. I am very grateful to God that it has become a reality.” Explaining further, the “Better Pikin” crooner said, “I will always respect both platforms. I will always respect Five Star Music where I learnt the ropes. I can still do some stuff for them such as writing songs or anything they want me to do for them. I am still in talking terms with them and I had their blessing before leaving.” Harryson said,