Photo: Harrysong reconciles with step mother at father’s burial
Singer Harrison Tare Okiri, famously known as Harrysong reconciled with his step mum, Mrs. Tonye Okiri at his father’s burial in Warri Delta state yesterday, May 2.
The burial, which turned out a carnival, also served as an opportunity for Harrysong and his step mother to bury their long hatchet. Before the burial commenced proper, elders of the Okiri family called a family meeting with Harrysong and his step mom in attendance where they were both advised to sheath their swords.
The reconciliation didn’t end there as the singer further made it public during his performance, where he sang a special rendition of his song, ‘Story’ to the delight of his kinsmen and the crowd in attendance.
Recall that a few months ago Harrysong released a song titled Story, where he told the story of his life as well as the harsh treatment he received from his step mom. The whole story was yesterday re-written, when he performed another version of the song and said his step mother, showed him love.
Analyzing why he sang the song, Harry said,
“I sang the earlier version of this song out of anger, but today, I have assumed the position of a father and a husband since my father is no more and I have realized that my step mom actually used those extreme correctional measures because she loves me and because I have released my mistake, I’m doing this version of the song to tell the world how much she loves me.
His step mom who was full of tears all through the performance at the family meeting, also apologized to Harrysong for treating him badly then.
Harrysong lightened his hometown, Ogbe Ijoh with an electrifying performance alongside his record label boss, Kcee, who didn’t disappoint the massive crowed cheering , singing along and danced with him.