It was a homecoming event for Five Star Music act, Harrysong, when he stormed Asaba, Delta State, with more than 15 hip-hop stars to thrill the people of the state at the maiden edition of what he called ‘Harrysong Peace Concert Live in Delta’. The stage was set. The people were ready. The acts performed. Peace was preached through music.
The hip-pop acts flew in from Lagos State to support Harrysong, who has established himself as one of the hip hop singers in the country. For the first time in many weeks, the people of the troubled Niger Delta region switched their attention to good music brought to them courtesy of the Five Star Music. They all danced and savoured every minute of their stay inside The Dome Event Centre, Okpanam Road, Asaba, Delta State.
The show, according to Harrysong, was aimed at preaching peace in the region following the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers which have ravaged the area for months. True to him, there was never a dull moment as all the acts who performed at the event which lasted for more than eight hours came with the same mindset.
From Kcee to Phyno to the new guy on the bloc, Humblesmith, the music flowed inside the expansive venue and the people thrilled with popular songs such as Fada Fada, Osinachi and Fine Face. Kcee would later cap it up with his hit song, Bureau D Change. The people chorused the songs in excitement and asked for more.
Harrysong, who doubles as MTN and Gala ambassador, knew they would ask for more and he was prepared for them. He would later respond to their yearnings by introducing Orezi, Solidstar and Iyanya, and the crowd became unctrollable. There were more acts waiting to perform at the back stage but it seemed the people had had enough. Duncan Mighty, Timaya, Ehiz of MTV and DJ Neptune preached peace with music.
There were comedians in the building too. Akpororo, Frank D Don, Gordons and I Go Dye were in their best moments as they cracked up the people in their usual style.
For Harrysong, it was time to give back but he betrayed emotion when his mother joined him on stage to celebrate her son for the success he has recorded. If she had been sad that Harrysong left Asaba for Lagos in search of greener pasture some years back, the crowd, the excitement and the successful music career of her son would make up for the those times.
Speaking with R after the event, Harrysong revealed that “I am happy that our aim was achieved. We promised to unite the people with music and succeeded in doing that. The show has come to stay as I am already looking forward to the next edition. I was sad about the news coming out of Niger Delta in the last few months and I felt like coming up with a show that would preach peace and unite the people. Thank God we pulled it through.”