Harrysong Defends Beef with Delta State Govt, Vows to Keep Fighting
Nigerian music sensation Harrysong shed some of his cool demeanour last week when he called out the #Delta state government over the seemingly endless communal clashes tearing the people apart.
Out of the blue last week, the Arabanko crooner broke from the norm and particularly aimed shots at #Governor #Ifeanyi #Okowa, blaming him for his silence in the face of wanton destruction of lives and property in the state.
And the singer, whose latest album The #Kingmaker recently hit the shelves, has doubled down on the claim in a chat with Punch, saying he spoke out because entertainers ought to be the voice of the people.
“Entertainers are the voices of the people, both in melody and in words. It hink entertainers should speak up in cases like this because the world would hear us quicker and listen to us better because we are role models to a lot of people.
“The roles that we play in the lives of young people and the society at large cannot be overstated. We should speak up for our states, country and the world in general. Every purposeful entertainer should stand for their people to make their voices heard in the necessary places.
”Delta State meanwhile, has responded to the singer, saying the situation is a delicate one that needs to be tackled with tact.
“Harrysong is our son and we are proud of his achievements but communal clashes have to be handled tactfully. We are talking about communal clashes and not music. The governor is trying his best to settle the aggrieved parties and as we speak, all hands are on deck in this regard. We are not folding our hands and keeping quiet,”the governor’s spokesman, Ehiedu Aniagwu, said.
Both parties have spoken, and as #Harrysong heads back home for further clarification on the matter, it remains to be seen if there will be Blues after this Reggae…