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How Harrysong Stole My Song – Italy Based Nigerian Musician, TOA Blows Hot by dammy13(m): 11:34am On Aug 15, 2018
Fresh trouble may be looming for popular Nigeria singer, Harrison Tare Okiri, aka HarrySong, as he has been accused of song theft by an Italy based Nigerian musician, Timothy Ozemebhoya Asotie, better known as ‘TOA’.

In a recent interview with takeabreakng.com, TOA said HarrySong’s, ‘Selense’, is a copyright infringement on his own song titled ‘Selese’, which he released in 2016.

“HarrySong copied my song because I know of a radio presenter in Edo State who is very close to HarrySong and has been playing my song on air since last year on Edo Radio Station. Even when I came to Nigeria last year, it was still on air. It was also on promotion at Alaba International but HarrySong just copied the song,” TOA alleged.

He added, “It was recently that I noticed he copied my song in his song ‘Selense’. So I decided to come out and complain because the song is covered by Italian copyright here in Italy. My song was released in February 2016 while Harrysong released his in May 2018. Mine is titled ‘Selese’ while HarrySong’s is titled ‘Selense’. I won an award in 2016 in Amsterdam because of the song and also got several international award nominations from organisations both in Europe and USA, in the category of Best Song between 2016/2017. It has been on air play on different radio stations in Europe and America.”

However, TOA is demanding a settlement of N50million from HarrySong for the alleged ‘song theft’, adding that all efforts to get in touch with the musician have proved abortive.

“I will not fold my hands and allow someone to steal what I laboured for. I am demanding N50million from HarrySong for this copyright infringement. I have made efforts to get in touch with him but all efforts have proved abortive,” he said.


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Re: How Harrysong Stole My Song – Italy Based Nigerian Musician, TOA Blows Hot by Bluezy13(m): 11:45am On Aug 15, 2018
Yawa don ghast ontop Harry head.

Tell them to be creative and they'll tag you a hater. Their gluttonous fans will stupidly come for your head.

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Re: How Harrysong Stole My Song – Italy Based Nigerian Musician, TOA Blows Hot by Nobody: 12:12pm On Aug 15, 2018
Hmmm let me tell Nigerians The bitter truth..

People that thought Nigeria musicians are popular or making waves abroad,, are living in self deceit and should come out from it..

A musician in Denmark or a small country like Croatia is more popular than both davido and wizkid combine together..

If you doubt me,, go watch past world musical awards like the grammys and see how musicians from Europe, Asia and America are scooping awards,, then you begin to wonder,, where are Nigeria musicians?

The fact that some America celebs takes pictures after much pleading,, with our musicians,, do not mean our musicians are up there..

Now how will this guy that is based in Italy, was able to win awards in Europe and Nominations in America even if Nigerians don't know him?

its because we don't know good songs and our TV stations plays us crap..

Our musicians are all copy cats except for a few like asa..

It may surprise you to know that Asa is popular amongst the elites than davido And wizkid..

Each time i watch musical videos of musicians from European countries, Asia and America,, i see creativity and top notch lyrics..

Go and listen to Japanese songs,, my dear,, you will fall in love..

Nigeria musicians are craps...

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