Last week Harrysong, real name Harrison Tare Okiri was on the news for signing a new artiste Lami Phillips, a mother of two, to his record company, Altetplate Music.
In an interview with Punch’s Sunday Scoop, the music artiste gave his reasons for signing her. According to Punch he said, “She is full of talent and she does good music. If an artiste understands music, it will be easier for one to relate to him or her. It is not about the age; it is about what she has to offer. Her music relates to people of different ages. Don’t forget that I am also a songwriter too. I saw something special in her and I believe it is something that every other person will enjoy too. 2Baba is an older artiste, but we still enjoy his music.”
Harrysong also made his intention of signing more artistes to his label known.
“We will still sign songwriters and producers as well because we want to give people behind the scenes an opportunity. We have signed Lami and we are unveiling her soon. We have two other artistes we plan to unveil too. One of the artistes is less than 20 years old and he can produce and sing.
“We look at the ability of an individual, not the age. Do you know how many young people that have sent in their songs and I didn’t like them? They will tell you they can sing, but cannot deliver. If you see an older person who is doing well, it will be unwise to ignore her. We are a music company; it is about the music first before the business.” he said.