Altar Plate, the management company of singer/songwriter, Harrysong, says Five Star Music, his former record label, desperately bought him out of his contract with Question Mark Records.
The management company says Harrysong developed and wrote all the hit songs of former label mate, Kcee.
Harrysong and Five Star Music have been on the warpath since he exited the label in late 2016.
The singer was recently arrested by the police and Five Star in a statement had said he did not fulfill the terms of his three years contract with the label.
Reacting for the first time, Desmond Ike-Chima has released a statement on behalf of Harrysong and Altar Plate, noting that Kcee approached Harrysong on “bended knees to help salvage his dying career” after he parted ways with his former partner, Presh.
Ike-Chima maintained that Harrysong was not arrested by the police, but was only invited by officers from the Onikan police station, Lagos.
“It was 8am and policemen acting on the instruction of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in Onikan, stormed our hotel room to invite Harrysong over for questioning. As a law abiding citizen with nothing to fear, we got dressed up and went to the AIG’s office.
“On getting there, we were greeted by the presence of a haggard looking young man in cheap suit, identified as Five Star Music’s lawyer. As against the kangaroo statement released by Five Star Music, Harrysong did not at any time approach anyone or company to sign him; it was Kcee (who) approached Harrysong on bended knees to help salvage his dying career after he fell out with his then partner (Presh).
“As much as Harrysong loved to help him out in that time of need, it is worthy of note that Kcee is talentless and knows next to nothing about music.
“Harrysong had a running contract with Questionmark Records, but out of desperation, Kcee and Five Star Music were prepared to pay off Kelvin Luciano in their quest to have Harrysong at all cost.
“It should be recalled that Harrysong succeeded in recreating Kcee’s sound, as he wrote and co-produced hits including ‘Had it been I know, Okpekete, Limpopo, Pull Over and other songs that defined the Kcee that everyone now knows and celebrates today, all pro bono.
“For what it’s worth, Harrysong’s dealing with Five Star Music was with the clause that he would be left to pursue his career whenever he deemed it fit. For the records, Altarplate has come to stay and the general public can do business with Harrysong and Alterplate management.”
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