New reports have emerged which state that Harrysong has been arrested by his former record label Five Star Music over charges of fraud and breach of contract.
The Nigerian singer who departed his Five Star Music in November 2016 has been caught in a cold war with the record label over the breach of contract.
Mobile Policemen stormed his house today 27th January,2017 and picked him up on charges of breach of contract, fraud, and a number of undisclosed counts.
The award-winning artiste who was formerly signed to Questionmark Records has had a successful career with chart-topping records credited to him.
Harrsyong has written for a long list of successful artistes. He was signed to Fivestar Music as an artiste but he did more than just sing. He was also in charge of song writing, vocal coaching and music directing.
While Kcee, the ‘Limpopo’ king held sway in the media as the man with the golden hit songs, Harrysong was the ‘King’ behind the King performing financially rewarding tasks of songwriting and A&R duties.
The singer said a lack of appreciation was his reason for departing the record label.
“What bothers me is not the work, what bothers me is the appreciation.” An emotional Harrysong told PlanetTV. “You are helping someone that knows nothing and the person is feeling like he is helping you, he is not even feeling, he is telling you that he is helping you”.
According to sources, Harrysong is still contracted to Five Star Music until 2019. But the singer claims to have exhausted his contract, and is leaving because of the underappreciation and operating from a position of weakness.
“You write a song for someone and the person is telling you if I don’t sing your song you don’t blow, it’s childishness, it’s……I don’t know” he added.
Harrysong has since set up his music company called AlterPlate, and has released his first single, ‘Samankwe’, under the company.
“We are unveiling a new platform; it’s a music platform not a label, it’s a music company owned by Harrysong. It’s not supposed to be surprising, my contract expired long time ago, no, no, no, no, I’m not renewing”, he said.
In December 2016, Kcee and Harrysong appeared to reconcile at the Headies awards show. The show which held on December 23, 2016, at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, had the two stars settle their differences and put forward a united front.
All evidence of a beef seemed to have been abandoned and peace achieved.
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 welcome.
“We been dey fight, but it is all settled,” the singer said, as they hugged and accepted the award from presenter Uti Nwachukwu. The duo later showed up to present the award for Best Recording (Male), which was won by Shaydee .