Harry Selassie was born in Liberia to a Liberian Mother (sapo) and Ghanaian ( ewe) Father.
He grew up in a home surrounded by different records from the country, pop, soul & hip hop. Harry relocated to Accra, Ghana with his Family, where he did his elementary, secondary and university education.
According to him, his father and Mother would play; he developed a love for Michael Jackson but that translated more into dance than singing, even though he enjoyed singing songs.
“I lost the dance moves somewhere along the way, who knows, it might be buried deep within waiting to resurface.”
Harry relocated to Accra, Ghana with his Family, where he did his elementary, secondary and university education. In his community, he would get praises and encouragement from friends and people who thought he sang well.. At that time he did not take it seriously until at one point he decided to try out for a nationwide talent hunt Vodafone Icons. He ended making it into the top ten but unpreparedness and lack of experience would see he go no further. Then it hit him that he actually loved doing music and so, he would go on to try out other shows like MTN Project fame wild card online audition. Out of thousands of online auditions across Africa, he made it into the top 5 spot, then into the top three but would go no further. In 2016, he earned 1st runner-up in the Airtel Trace Competition Ghana.
Additionally, Harry has been a singer-songwriter for the leading artist band in Ghana Afro Harmony for about three years.
He has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Ghanaian Music Industry; like Sarkodie, Manifest, efya, Stonebwouy…etc.
“I am that type artist who will try his hands on just about anything and appreciate just about any genre of Music. Though I am more a hip-hop, Rnb, and Soul artist, I also have blended well with the Afro-pop genre for commercial purpose and which depicts African sound more.”
Harry currently lives in the Buduburam refugee camp where there are numerous talents like him. He was featured in the tribute song of the late Quincy b who was a brother and friend. May his gentle soul rest in peace. He sang the chorus.
“The goal is to take Liberian Music and make it World Music which I think I have just the materials for.”
Below is a link to the song Harry wrote for Liberia
Harry Selassie social links:
Facebook: Harry Gantuah
Youtube: Hari Selasi