Five Star Music Explains Why Harrysong Was Arrested

Five Star Music has released a statement on why they arrested Harrysong yesterday. According to them, it has something to do with fraud and
breach of contract. The label also advised the general public to tread
with caution and desist from transacting any business with the singer.
The statement…..

It has become both imperative and necessary to state our position on the
ongoing misguided and fallacious news making the rounds in the media
between our esteemed record label and Mr. Harry Tare Okri.

Sometime in 2008 when Mr. Harry first approached our record label for a
music contract, we immediately declined the request when we found out
that he had a subsisting contract with one Mr. Kevin Luciano of
‘Question Mark Entertainment Label’.

All efforts then by Mr. Harry to influence our management proved
abortive as our position was maintained on grounds of equity, fairness
and professionalism.

For further avoidance of doubts on the true facts of the present
situation, our management has decided to officially set the records
straight, because of negative and pervasive influence being foisted on
the psyche of our numerous and well meaning fans.

Our first encounter with Mr. Harry was sometime in 2008 when he
approached our management for a music contract. As stated above,
according to our findings at that time, his contract with ‘Question Mark
Entertainment Record Label’ was still subsisting and valid.

Obviously we declined when we found out that Mr. Harry’s plans were ill
orchestrated against his employers, by walking out on them without
fulfilling the obligations clearly contained in his running contract
with them.

When Harry’s employers (Question Mark Entertainment) got wind of his
frantic efforts to desert his contract, a stern and official public
statement was issued against Mr. Harry and a certain clause establishing
his existing contract was clearly published for full consumption by the
general public.

3a.    The tussle continued between Harry and his employers till
sometime in 2014 when Harry once again approached us, this time very
desperate.

We opened preliminary discussions with him but demanded an official
document from his former employers relieving him of any obligation or
liability with regards to his contract with them.

3b.    Our move to do things right and professionally with Mr. Harry
earned us a Twenty Million Naira Legal Suit (N20,000,000.00) from Mr.
Kevin Luciano of Question Mark Entertainment (Records are there for
confirmation). We were joined as co-defendants with Mr. Harry.

Juxtaposing the above with what is going on now, it is quite unfortunate
because “Good intentions counts as much as good actions, and the person
seeking to do good is as good as someone who actually does it.

3c.    Knowing the vulnerability of Mr. Harry on the impending legal
suit, we solicited the help of certain well respected individuals in the
Music industry to wade into the matter, one of which was our dear
veteran Daddy Showkey.

Mr. Luciano having found out our intention from inception to act in good
faith, agreed to withdraw his suit against Mr. Harry and our company
BUT, not without consequential and settlement fees of Five Million Naira
(N5,000,000.00, records available for verification).

We paid this amount solely without Mr. Harry contributing a dime!

It is often said that “When people sense that someone else is
vulnerable, they tend to attack, for when the calf falls, the knives
come out”.

However, in Mr. Harry’s vulnerable situation, we did nothing of the
sort. Rather, we whole heartedly bought all his liability off Question
Mark Entertainment Label, and welcomed him as a family into
Five Star Music Label, a genuine gesture and decision we are all regretting this present day.

Because we are known for running our affairs professionally and legally,
we signed a three year contract with Mr. Harry and certain conditions
and obligations were specifically and properly spelled out apart from
the terms of the contract.

Most important of these were his obligations to our Music Label, which amongst others include:

That he must deliver at least, three (3) full music albums on or before
the expiration of the first term of his three year contract, otherwise
the label solely reserves the right either to rescind or extend the
contract.

These conditions were never met.

While in the employment of the Five Star Music Label, he must not engage
himself in anyway whatsoever, whether directly, by proxy or through a
third party in any Music or recording business other than that of Five
Star Music. This condition was also repeatedly breached as Mr. Harry has
been releasing music, going on tours locally and internationally
without our consent or paying the agreed percentage to the label.

Five Star Music wishes to state categorically that this reckless breach
of contract by Mr. Harry stands contrary to our company’s work ethics
and will therefore be pursued to a logical conclusion using the full
instrument of the law.

In setting the records straight, let it be known that before now, the
label refrained from instituting any legal actions against him for his
blatant breach of contract, just because he was still considered as part
of Five Star Music family.

However, his posture as clearly manifested through his lawyers whom have
continued to write and make all kinds of assertions and threats to the
label necessitated our immediate response for the general public to know
the truth and inherent facts of the story. For it is said, that facts
speaks for themselves.

We therefore advice the general public to tread with caution and desist
from transacting any business with Mr. Harry Tare Okri, as same is both
illegal and a total breach of his existing contract with our record
Label, ‘Five Star Music Label’.

Notwithstanding what propaganda he feeds the public, we further advice
that proper verifications are made from us, as there is no iota of truth
emanating therefrom.

Signed
Mr. C.C Chris
Five Star Music Limited