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“We advice the general public to tread with caution and desist from transacting any business with him” – Five Star Music releases Official Statement on Allegations of HarrySong’s Arrest

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Earlier today there were reports that Harrysong had been arrested by his former label house Five Star Music for a breach of contract. The reports were unconfirmed however, Five Star Music label has issued a statement on why they are taking legal actions against Harrysong.

Read below.

It has become both imperative and necessary to state our position on the ongoing misguided and fallacious news making the rounds in the media between our esteemed record label and Mr. Harry Tare Okri.

Sometime in 2008 when Mr. Harry first approached our record label for a music contract, we immediately declined the request when we found out that he had a subsisting contract with one Mr. Kevin Luciano of ‘Question Mark Entertainment Label’. All efforts then by Mr. Harry to influence our management proved abortive as our position was maintained on grounds of equity, fairness and professionalism.

For further avoidance of doubts on the true facts of the present situation, our management has decided to officially set the records straight, because of negative and pervasive influence being foisted on the psyche of our numerous and well meaning fans.

  1. Our first encounter with Mr. Harry was sometime in 2008 when he approached our management for a music contract. As stated above, according to our findings at that time, his contract with ‘Question Mark Entertainment Record Label’ was still subsisting and valid. Obviously we declined when we found out that Mr. Harry’s plans were ill orchestrated against his employers, by walking out on them without fulfilling the obligations clearly contained in his running contract with them.
  1. When Harry’s employers (Question Mark Entertainment) got wind of his frantic efforts to desert his contract, a stern and official public statement was issued against Mr. Harry and a certain clause establishing his existing contract was clearly published for full consumption by the general public.

3a.    The tussle continued between Harry and his employers till sometime in 2014 when Harry once again approached us, this time very desperate. We opened preliminary discussions with him but demanded an official document from his former employers relieving him of any obligation or liability with regards to his contract with them.

3b.    Our move to do things right and professionally with Mr. Harry earned us a Twenty Million Naira Legal Suit (N20,000,000.00) from Mr. Kevin Luciano of Question Mark Entertainment (Records are there for confirmation). We were joined as co-defendants with Mr. Harry.

Juxtaposing the above with what is going on now, it is quite unfortunate because “Good intentions counts as much as good actions, and the person seeking to do good is as good as someone who actually does it.

3c.    Knowing the vulnerability of Mr. Harry on the impending legal suit, we solicited the help of certain well respected individuals in the Music industry to wade into the matter, one of which was our dear veteran Daddy Showkey. Mr. Luciano having found out our intention from inception to act in good faith, agreed to withdraw his suit against Mr. Harry and our company BUT, not without consequential and settlement fees of Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00, records available for verification).

We paid this amount solely without Mr. Harry contributing a dime!

  1. It is often said that “When people sense that someone else is vulnerable, they tend to attack, for when the calf falls, the knives come out”. However, in Mr. Harry’s vulnerable situation, we did nothing of the sort. Rather, we whole heartedly bought all his liability off Question Mark Entertainment Label, and welcomed him as a family into Five Star Music Label, a genuine gesture and decision we are all regretting this present day.
  1. Because we are known for running our affairs professionally and legally, we signed a three year contract with Mr. Harry and certain conditions and obligations were specifically and properly spelled out apart from the terms of the contract. Most important of these were his obligations to our Music Label, which amongst others include:
  1. That he must deliver at least, three (3) full music albums on or before the expiration of the first term of his three year contract, otherwise the label solely reserves the right either to rescind or extend the contract.

These conditions were never met.

  1. While in the employment of the Five Star Music Label, he must not engage himself in anyway whatsoever, whether directly, by proxy or through a third party in any Music or recording business other than that of Five Star Music. This condition was also repeatedly breached as Mr. Harry has been releasing music, going on tours locally and internationally without our consent or paying the agreed percentage to the label.
  1. Five Star Music wishes to state categorically that this reckless breach of contract by Mr. Harry stands contrary to our company’s work ethics and will therefore be pursued to a logical conclusion using the full instrument of the law.

In setting the records straight, let it be known that before now, the label refrained from instituting any legal actions against him for his blatant breach of contract, just because he was still considered as part of Five Star Music family. However, his posture as clearly manifested through his lawyers whom have continued to write and make all kinds of assertions and threats to the label necessitated our immediate response for the general public to know the truth and inherent facts of the story. For it is said, that facts speaks for themselves.

We therefore advice the general public to tread with caution and desist from transacting any business with Mr. Harry Tare Okri, as same is both illegal and a total breach of his existing contract with our record Label, ‘Five Star Music Label’. Notwithstanding what propaganda he feeds the public, we further advice that proper verifications are made from us, as there is no iota of truth emanating therefrom.

Signed

Mr. C.C Chris

Five Star Music Limited

30 Comments

  1. vora

    January 28, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Ok

  2. Ela

    January 28, 2017 at 1:06 am

    And that’s why he was arrested…? KC and family smh. You guys are snakes. Too bad he’s learning too late. Someone as talented as him should not have been mixed up with your label. What an embarrassment… What a waste… Arresting him?! This is spiteful… First time I’m hearing a label do this to an artiste. This is the best you guys could come up with? smh… Spiteful and very sad.

    • Mr. Egghead

      January 28, 2017 at 1:26 am

      There should be nothing sad about it. The music business is still a business. If you don’t hold up your own end of the agreement, your partner will come after you.

    • LemmeRant

      January 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Welcome back.

      Waz about to launch an online man hunt for one missing “Mr. Egghead”

  3. aisha

    January 28, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Nawa

  4. nene

    January 28, 2017 at 1:10 am

    everyone is trying to hustle and make it in life. he has stayed at he label for a few years, and if he feels it’s time to move on, let him move on. give him a break for god’s sake. i’m all for due process, but this just sems like a case of david and goliath.

  5. Jojo

    January 28, 2017 at 1:21 am

    This is still a civil case, so what’s the grounds for arrest?

  6. Sonia Paloma

    January 28, 2017 at 1:36 am

    I like harrysong and He has so much talent in him
    He has decided he does not want to do again. E money with all that money you are flaunting, let him be na, haba!!!
    Having him arrested is tad extreme, he has decided to move so let him be!!!!
    It’s Friday and with all the little ‘shayo’ in me lol I say
    Leave harrysong alone fam!

  7. Marian

    January 28, 2017 at 1:42 am

    A contract is a legal binding document. My work contract was pretty straight forward but i was still adviced to have a lawyer take a look at it before signing it.

    Too many desperate artists just signing their lives away without reading the fine print. I’ve seen some of them and i won’t even advice my enemy to sign.

    All these unknown labels stopping a lot of these artists from shining need to find better work this year. They have zero experience with managing an artist and all they got is a bootleg studio talking about record label. You can’t just wake up one day and decide to start a record label with no experience or education even if na 1hr online class on it.

    If your new artist can not even get 1k view on YouTube you need to find better work.
    If after 3 years your artist still can’t get more than 1k view please find another job.
    If your artist keeps releasing viral video that looks like it was shot on nokia 3310, please find better work.

    Davido actually surprised me, i was all here we go again when he started signing people to his label but he actually has done a better job with it than a lot of these wannabes.

    I don’t wanna call anyone out but yall should please respect yourselves in this 2017 and release the destiny of all the artists yall got locked up in your yeye contracts.

  8. ewa ali

    January 28, 2017 at 1:55 am

    This is a big shame to fivestar music, so you people can not sought arbitration to resolve the issues but to come to the public. It is in your best interest to squash this as quick as possible because majority would be more sympathetic to the very talented Harrysong who is more talented and relatable to than your equally less talented brother K.C…….

    We will be watching your macabre dance fivestar!

  9. Ottawa Queen

    January 28, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Na wa for name o! “Question Mark Entertainment label”. Of all the names that could be thought of??

  10. Kate

    January 28, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Even your boo get a boo.

  11. tunmi

    January 28, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Take him to court and seek damages

  12. nah wah

    January 28, 2017 at 4:43 am

    For him to leave something is wrong somewhere. All this artists especially upcoming should mind what they sign. Get a lawyer to go through the contract. I understand the desperation but…Harry claims one of the reasons he left was because he was always writing song for Kcee then again it might be a case of his words against theirs. But he was family E-money name wah sha. Is that not what Dilly wanted to do to Runtown until that one showed hill he can be stubborn too now I think they are both partners. Sometimes chillax don’t remove bread from his table now bike oga Emoney. Last time it was sales and label,. This music business sha. I am sure another desperate Nigeria musician will sign another enslaving contract after reading this story. They never learn

  13. CovertNigerian

    January 28, 2017 at 5:59 am

    A lot of the comments so far reflect a shameful lack of understanding or willful disregard of contracts mean and how important they are for conducting business and for economic activity to thrive.
    We need to be of the mindset that when we voluntarily enter into agreements, we have to honour them or be ready to face the consequences of breaching them. Sometimes our situations and perspectives will change mid-contract, but we may have to suffer through the remainder of a contract in order to honour it. Parties can agree to dissolve an agreement earlier than contractually agreed, but neither one is required to do so.
    Many of the people criticizing the record label are the same people that call construction companies corrupt if after taking a down payment from the government, abandon a road project even though all government obligations up to that point have been met. It is the same principle that is at play here. The same exact one. It matters when it’s the government dealing with major contractors or homeowners with carpenters.
    5-star has accused Harry Song of breaching his contract and presumably he has justifiable reasons or is able to argue that they didn’t meet their obligations to him either. That is what courts are for and even though ours don’t work as they should, the alternative is total anarchy.

    It seems as though my new mantra is going to have to become – law, order and justice have to begin to matter in Nigeria. It’s our path forward.

    • uche

      January 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Best comment so far

    • blunt angel

      January 29, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Absolutely correct! Nigerians can be overly sentimental about basic straight-forward,common sense things..thats why a Politician will steal billions and rather than prosecute him,his kinsmen and party goons will rather treat as ‘a family matter’. If indeed he breached the terms of a contract,the correct thing to do will be to sue him in a civil court ..but off course,we all know that will take an eternity and at the end of the day the judgement may not be executable ..therefore the fastest,most dramatic way of dealing with things is to go on the “i will deal with you””do you know who i am” route.

  14. Jedijedi a.k.a omo delta

    January 28, 2017 at 6:13 am

    U guys shld respect ur selves b4 he who thinks he smart will b handicap of all fetish business and transactions. So kc kc kc memera ooo tell ur brother ooo. Food wey go belle fool na eye dem take dey know am ooo

  15. bae

    January 28, 2017 at 7:04 am

    This is all garbage. This kc people have also had something stinking about them. They use and destroy you if you don’t obey them again. Kc is a very selfish jealous money hungry (ritual money no be money) dirty gay looking idiot. Talent na zero,known him since since and still cant stand him. Leave Harry alone he is well cooked from Warri,don’t let jam jam you. Kc the Vampire. Dear contracts you sign desperate artist on.

    • Jasmine

      January 28, 2017 at 7:58 am

      See the trash u just spilled outta your mouth. Do u know what a contract is? Typical Nigerian.

    • bae

      January 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      And in your mind you think this is all about contracts. You think Harry an old man will walk into fire knowing there is a strong all binding contract signed that can send him to jail. There is always more when it all adds up eventually.

  16. bae

    January 28, 2017 at 7:05 am

    *always

    • Jasmine

      January 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Is Harry a lawyer? Abeg fly away. Signing of contracts has nothing to do with age.

  17. bae

    January 28, 2017 at 7:05 am

    *dead

  18. Jasmine

    January 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

    If Harry breached the contract, he should face the consequences please. All they know how to do is to sign contract ‘upandan’.

    Get a lawyer to go thru ur contract before signing away your life to the devil all in the name of being famous and rich.

    Harry song, get a lawyer and do what’s right.

  19. [email protected]

    January 28, 2017 at 10:46 am

    These labels know the contract is ridiculous. They know it will kill you and you might not get thru the contract. They capitalise on the ambition of the artist to be famous. Infact they will tell u they are going to make you FAMOUS!!!!!!. Dear upcoming artist watch your itch to be famous and rich.

  20. Rain

    January 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    If he breached the contract please take him to court. All these stupid comments about how you have money and you should please let him go …..is from empty people. You should all try learn about business everything is not hustling

    • Jasmine

      January 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Gbam!!!

  21. Baboon

    January 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    When is the 2014 3-year contract expiring? 2017 i guess…. then he is free!!!, why do have to spoil his name

  22. Benjamin davids

    January 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    If you sign a contract, fulfill what you signed. Or face legal battles. All these childish Nigerian comments sound stupid. This is a business. Abi na your papa go pay back the 5m?

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