Singer Kcee has said that Five Star Music, owned by his brother Emeka Okonkwo (aka E-Money) gave Harrysong the platform to succeed, adding that the later, although talented, needs guidance.
A couple of months ago, the former label mates were entangled in a legal and social media drama following Harrysong’s exit from the music label.
Their dispute was, however, publicly settled by veteran musician Daddy Showkey and Kcee seemingly gave Harrysong his blessings for his new record label.
However, in an unexpected twist, Kcee has filed new (fundamental human rights) charges against Harrysong with their former manager Soso Soberekon also named as a co-respondent.
Harrysong shared a copy of the legal document on his Instagram page stating that he “success causes (Kcee) running stomach”.
Speaking to PUNCH’s Saturday Beats, Kcee said:
When Harrysong was with us, we paid for his video shoots. He never travelled with his money and I am saying that with all confidence. I challenge him to contradict what I am saying. When I met Harrysong, he had no visa on his passport. We gave him his visas. He travelled business class even when he had yet to release any song under Five Star. He started travelling business class locally and internationally just to build self-esteem and confidence. We did all that because we wanted him to live like a king as a Five Star artiste. He travelled on a five star level. He shot all his videos internationally and I can show you all the invoices. Most of his videos were shot abroad.
Kcee added that Harrysong should be careful as he knows the “situation and the condition”.
He stated that Harrysong never influenced their sound, adding that everyone contributed at one point or the other to their individual songs.
Harrysong knows the situation and the condition that he is and I just hope he would be careful. He needs to be careful. Harrysong never influenced our sound; instead we polished his sound and we added more groove to it.
Harrysong is talented but he needs guidance. For me, I have my own weaknesses and he also has his element. I started as a DJ and I know what the people want and I direct his music. If you ask most of our producers, I changed the direction of his song, Better Pikin.
He sometimes advised in my song; we had a collaborative relationship.. When you work as a team, it does not mean you own everybody; you cannot just write somebody off.
Can you think back to 2002 when I won Star Quest, it was a talent hunt, we wrote songs to win the contest. Asa was part of it. Nigga Raw, Klint The Drunk, The Natives, and a lot of young talents were there, we went through that and won. Asa was crying when she lost and her father was consoling her, I saw her. Nobody gave us a chance during the contest. I won Star Quest and I was signed under Kennis Music where I recorded about three albums with them; who was writing my songs then?
I recorded hit songs. Now Harrysong is gone and I am due to release my album, who wrote the songs on my album for me? I need some credit. Because you bring in one or two inputs does not mean you should look down on anybody, it is wrong. We are all human and I deserve some credit. I have been in this industry for a while.