Harrison Tare Okiri, better known as Harrysong, has been questioned for signing Lami Phillips, a mother of two, to his record company, Altetplate Music.
However, while speaking with Sunday Scoop, Harrysong said music had nothing to do with age and that he was convinced of Phillips’ talent. He explained,
“She is full of talent and she does good music. If an artiste understands music, it will be easier for one to relate to him or her. It is not about the age; it is about what she has to offer. Her music relates to people of different ages.
“Don’t forget that I am also a songwriter too. I saw something special in her and I believe it is something that every other person will enjoy too. 2Baba is an older artiste, but we still enjoy his music.”
Revealing his plans to sign more artistes, Harrysong stated,
“We will still sign songwriters and producers as well because we want to give people behind the scenes an opportunity. We have signed Lami and we are unveiling her soon. We have two other artistes we plan to unveil too. One of the artistes is less than 20 years old and he can produce and sing.
“We look at the ability of an individual, not the age. Do you know how many young people that have sent in their songs and I didn’t like them? They will tell you they can sing, but cannot deliver. If you see an older person who is doing well, it will be unwise to ignore her. We are a music company; it is about the music first before the business.”