Yesterday, Nigerian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Harrison Tare Okiri, better known by his stage name Harrysong updated a disturbing post on his Instagram page yesterday, giving suicide hints, his management has put out a statement and it was revealed that the singer is suffering depression.
Harrysong who rose to fame after his tribute song to Nelson Mandela wrote on Wednesday:
Don’t cry wen i die,celebrate,put up a kingmaker concert,empower more youths,..i have Lived..i have Done my bit,carry on in grace… TEKERO? I LOVE YOU ALL.#altersoldier
In response, his label said the singer/songwriter has been dealing with emotional issues for a while and they are now working with experts to get him the help he needs.
A statement signed by his label manager, Desmond Ike-Chima, reads:
Harrysong is Getting The Needed Help
A big thank you to concerned fans, friends and family who have put in calls, Messages and emails to check on Harrysong after his last alarming Instagram post 22 hours ago.
The truth is Harrysong has been dealing with slight emotional issues in the last few days and has been trying to manage it alone. But at this point we are getting him the needed help.
We have been in talks with Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Practitioner, Oyinkansola Alabi and a session has been booked.
Depression is real, but when that happens one should sought for help in the appropriate quarters.
Once again, Thank you all.