Singer Harrysong fires back at Dr Amir over intellectual theft allegations (photo)
On Wednesday, September 27, a music producer Dr Amir accused singer Harrysong of intellectual property theft. He did not make the accusations but slammed him a lawsuit of N45 million.
Dr Amir alleged that Harrysong hit song featuring Timaya, Samankwe, was his work. He did not only sue the Alterplate record label owner but also accused Five Star music’s Kcee of unauthorized publishing of his work, Afro-shake.
Due to this accusation, Harrysong has come out under his record label to debunk the ongoing rumour. He added that it was only a PR stunt as no lawsuit was issued as claimed by the artist.
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His official statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a publication circulating the social media sphere regarding a ‘child's play’ suit filed by producer, Dr Amir against Alterplate Chief Executive, Harrison Tare Okiri famously known as Harrysong. We are hereby appealing to the general public to disregard the news not just as false, but also a well-orchestrated stunt by an individual who is hungry and desperate to be famous by all means, even at the expense of someone career. Earlier, on Monday this week (September 25, 2017), Amir called to intimate us of his plan to stir a controversy using Harrysong's name, an idea we objected to even before he could spell the details. It was very alarming to read about a suit he purportedly filed against our boss in some section of the media, yesterday, Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Of pertinence is the fact that as at the time of putting this piece together, we have not been served any legal note by any chambers representing him or whatsoever (of course, no notable legal office can subject itself to such dis-ingenuousness).
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However, for Dr Amir to think he could ride on Harrysong's popularity and image to make himself relevant is not only jesting to his career, but totally unacceptable to us and very nauseating too. As a reputable company, we have a unique way of spreading our contents using the media, stunting is definitely not part of it. Asides suggesting that the young man subjects himself to a proper brain evaluation, we at Alterplate feel he has also crossed a dangerous line and betrayed our friendship with him and as such, he will hear from our lawyers in no time. For avoidance of doubts, we have here, proof of a text message he sent to Harrysong yesterday, trying to pacify him.”
However, Dr Amir once worked with Five Star music as their producer while Harrysong was also a former signee of the label.