Unknown to many, fame and success come with a lot of pressure. From wanting to be in the good books of fans, to struggling to remain relevant, celebrities are not spared from the ‘pains’ of stardom.
Reggae Blues singer, Harrysong, maintained that he has never been under any form of pressure to satisfy his fans. He said, “I have never been under pressure. I know that there is poverty in the country and I try as much as possible to encourage my fans. If one has basic amenities such as food, water and shelter, life will be easy for one. It is my duty to look out for my fans and care for them as much as their eyes are always on me.”
Asked about the changes he would like to see in the wake of the country’s 59th Independence Day anniversary celebrated during the week, the Altar Plate Records honcho said, “The system of leadership is getting worse. (President Muhammadu) Buhari should slow down on his ‘tribalistic’ way of ruling and learn to live (with all citizens, irrespective of where they come from) with love and peace.”
Sharing the inspiration behind his Kingmaker Youth Empowerment Concert, the former Five Star Records-signee said, “The Kingmaker Youth Empowerment Concert is my pet project for giving back to the society. In every state we visit, we empower at least 10 to 20 youths in music, comedy and small scale businesses. This is the third one (event) we would be having and they have all been amazing. I noticed that in all the places we have visited, they have challenges of youth restiveness, kidnapping, and armed robbery. Lots of talented youths venture into cultism and other social vices because they are not engaged. Whenever we get to those places, we try as much as possible to engage and empower the youths. The aim is to help the society in my own little way.”