In this age and time, it takes a lot to have an appreciable knowledge of most musical instruments and also stand as a lead vocalist of a band. Harrysong is one Nigerian artist who has a deep knowledge of the piano, guitar, conga, drums as well as a unique voice that naturally place him ahead of others.
With a career that has spanned almost a decade, there is no doubt that he is relatively new in the music industry compared to icons like King Sunny Ade and other veteran singers. Unlike most prominent singers, Harrysong didn’t push his career to the limelight with the help of the microphone. Success rather rubbed on him after his tribute to South African former president Nelson Mandela emerged the most downloaded caller tune at the 2013 Headies.
Following the deserving award, the singer went on to score a befitting nomination at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, where he was voted as the Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year. In the same year, Harrysong added two enviable awards to his gallery after his video Kolombo won Best Contemporary Afro Video at the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards while the other, My Story won the Best Pop Extra Video at the same event.
2015 was also quite a remarkable year for the singer, as it produced one nomination and one award for him. In the said year, Harrysong was nominated as the Artiste of the year at the Ghana Music Awards and won the 2015 Creative Person of the Year at the Sun Awards.
Harrison Tare Okiri (born March 20, 1981), 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. Harrysong was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria to Ijaw parents but moved to Lagos in 2007 after spending some of his early life in Port Harcourt.
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.
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.
Prior to fame, the singer used to make a reasonable sum of money from his performances in nightclubs. His popularity skyrocketed after he got connected to popular Nigerian singer Kcee, who would facilitate his signing to the record label Five Star Music. Harrysong had his career breakthrough after he dropped the single hits I’m In Love and Taiye & Kehinde. I’m in Love’s music video is said to have topped charts including Trace TV.
Harrysong released his first studio album titled Testify in 2012 through the record label, QuestionMark Entertainment. The Afropop singer’s other music credits include, I Want You (Gyptian Cover), Obu Ego (Hustle), 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, among others.
Harrysong Family, Relationship
Harrysong is unmarried but seems to be in a relationship with a beautiful Nigerian lady by the name ‘Isioma’ he proudly shows off on Instagram.
Harry Song Net Worth
Harry Song who is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most talented singer has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million (N580 million).
Recently, he acquired a bullet-proof Mercedes Benz S Class worth 95 million Naira to his fleet of cars. Sometime in July 2013, it was reported that Harrysong received a 2013 Toyota Camry and duplex after he joined E-money‘s record label, Five Star Music.
The singer also boasts a Hummer H2 worth over 15million naira which he bought in 2014 as well as a white 2013 supercharge Range Rover, a Black 2013 BMW X6, and a Bentley GT Continental.