By Ayo Onikoyi
Alterplate Records owner and performing artiste Harrysong recently disclosed who the one friend he has is and it is not his old singing partner and a friend of many years, Kcee. The 37 year old musician (whose real name is Harrison Tare Okiri) chose his childhood friend, Design, with whom he grew up in the streets of Warri, Delta State.
Harrysong was speaking at the launch event of 33’s City of Friends in Lagos. Harrysong was one of the A-list entertainers that came to kick things off.
“Design is my childhood friend and we’ve been together…we always come through for each other”, he said.
Friendship has always been a core of Harrysong’s artistry, having had a long professional and personal relationship with KCee for many years, a quality that not many entertainers have.
Another inspiring story was that of MC Shakara who retold the story of renting his first apartment and the support he got from his friend, Emeka Smith. “It was a one-room apartment but nevertheless it was still a house. We saved up together to raise the funds. It took a long time to complete it but eventually we did… that’s a friend!
The ‘City of Friends’ is an initiative of 33” Export Lager Beer as part of the activities marking the International Friendship Day. The campaign was set up to connect and share value among friends; which is a core characteristic of 33 Export Lager.
The City of Friends parties in Calabar will hold July 28th – 29th (at Municipal Gardens) and August 3rd – 4th in Lagos (Eagles’ Club, Surulere) and will feature the musical performances by 9ice, Harrysong, Simi, Kizz Daniel and Alabi Pasuma amongst other fan favourites.