Nigerian singer, Harrison Okiri, popularly known as Harrysong has averred that it is hard for artistes to reach the level of leading singers, Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy.
He said the Afrobeats trio make it difficult for others to measure up or displace them because they work extra hard to maintain their prime position.
Harrysong, however, said that it does not mean musicians are not working hard, but that everybody is thriving in their individual lanes.
The ‘Reggae Blues’ crooner, further said that he is not in the music industry to compete with his colleagues.
Harrysong then referenced Burna Boy’s Grammy award and noted that when he won, it was a thing of pride for Africa and Nigeria.
He said; “Everyone is the king of their castle. Artistes such as Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid work really hard to maintain their prime position. However, it is not that every other person is not working hard. But, as far as I’m concerned, I am not here to compete with anyone. If one has the spirit of competition, I don’t think one will be able to ‘beat’ it.
It is important to always pay compliments to people who are doing well. If one congratulates them on their successes, one is also tapping into their grace. There is no need for envy or jealousy. The way I see it; when one person wins, it is a win for everyone. For example, when Burna Boy won the Grammy Award, he brought glory to Africa, not just Nigeria.”
Speaking on his plans for 2023, he said, “I am working on my album, which is titled, God Amongst Men. I can assure my fans that they will hear new sounds because the music is changing. I will give them what they love.”