Wednesday, January 2, 2013

HARRYITIE.COM IS LIVE

I am so excited. My website is LIVE!!!

Read the first official post here 

I am going to miss blogger but this is a new phase of my life. Get ready for Harry Itie 2.0

Love y'all

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Review of Bez's Super Sun Concert

Forgive my amateur picture lol


I have a dream that someday
I’ll be the Super Sun, will be the Super Sun


Prior to this concert, the only songs I knew by Bez were Super Sun and That Stupid Song. Even though I had his album, I never really took time out to listen to it. I knew he was good and super talented but was I sure he'd be able to pull of a concert at the Eko Hotel and Suites? Didn't think so. He is one of the coolest entertainers I have met so when the opportunity to attend the concert came, I decided to give it a shot. As a young Entertainment Journalist, I have been to A LOT of concerts and shows in Lagos and they ALWAYS disappoint. With this in mind, I decided to go for the concert not because I felt it will be mind blowing but because I felt Bez is one of the few good artistes in Nigeria and I wanted to support him 100%

I got to the concert and after doing all my interviews, I settled in to enjoy the show. I got in just as Waje was performing and it was super amazing. Seyi Shay took the stage after Waje. I thought she was high but apparently she just has a lot of energy. Omawunmi followed after her and as usual she killed her performance. She is an amazing vocalist and love the twist she gave to the songs. Timi Dakolo's performance was ok. Not too special but not forgettable. Praiz thrilled audiences with Rich and Famous. Tiwa Savage and Stan Iyke did their thing even though I thought Tiwa's voice was too powerful for his. After that Tiwa joined Cobhams for an amazing rendition of "Jesus Loves Me". I always used to think that Tiwa wasn't a good singer but after listening to her belt to the Jesus... hmmm... I have a new perception. 

And now to Bez... I don't even have the words to describe this guy. His music is ART. Every single person on his band brings a unique flavour to the performance in EVERY song. There is so much attention to detail in their music and he tried to make every song a unique experience. Performances I loved were The Good The Bad The Ugly, Technically, More You, Stop Pretending, Zuci Daya, Super Sun and obviously That Stupid Song. (I can't even type. Still excited over the show)

A few observations though
1. Why can't we start a show on time?
2. Why do Nigerian ladies wear evening dresses to a concert?
3. Why was everybody forming calm and collected? I mean who sits down a a concert? I sat down too but it was with good reason. I did know all the songs to get me hype and all but I mean everyone just sat down and crossed their legs like they were watching the ballet. Oh well


Still it was a good show. Had an amazing time and it rocked totally. Bez you rock man!~!! Love ya!!!

Waiting for the next concert.

PS: Chigurl was HILARIOUS!!! Love her

NOTE: I am moving my blog to harryitie.com next year and I am so excited about it. So, from next year, I'll be blogging from there. Thanks for the support all through the years. Love y'all

Saturday, December 15, 2012

RIP Kronyk...

A friend of mine passed away today. Please help me pray for the family he left behind. Let God help them deal with their loss.



Goodbye Kronyk… Till we meet again | Yada Magazine

Friday, December 14, 2012

Check out my interview with Kel Mitchell from Kenan and Kel



Yes oh! It is true. I got to interview the 90s Child Star. Click the link below to read the interview and please do not forget to comment!!!

Thanks guys

Exclusive Interview with Kenan & Kel Star, Kel Mitchell (@iamkelmitchell) | Yada Magazine

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Finding Freedom

Do you love me?

Andrea looked at him hoping that he would give her an answer as soon as possible. She thought maybe if he assured her of his loven She might actually feel good about what just happened. Her gaze was fixed on him but he kept struggling with his clothes. Apparently, he was late for a meeting with his boss.
"I'll call you" he told her as he dashed out of her room.

Well, it has been 3 weeks, 4 days and 12 hours and she is still expecting his call. She is there sitting by her phone, alone.

Oh and there is Damon. Wannabe rock star. Loves the flashing lights and the parties and the fame. If only he can get that BIG BREAK and everything will be alright. People will notice him when he comes into the club. All the "cool kids" will want to be friends with him. His lifestyle will upgrade and girls will die to be his girlfriend. But until then, he'll keep struggling so that he can look cool on the outside and sleep with anything in a skirt that makes him feel a little bit more than a man.

In the end, the girls leave and he is left in his one room apartment, alone.

Question: When you look in the mirror what do you see?


Do you feel you are not worth anything? Do you feel ashamed of the person you have become? Do you dream of changing something? Do you wish you were a bit smarter or cuter, or taller?

What do you see?

Truth is we can have surgery to alter how we look but there is no surgery that can fix a wounded soul. We can get clothes to disguise our imperfections but when the clothes come off and are in front of the mirror, those imperfections stare right back at us. We can know all the "right" people and party with the "right" crowd and have the fat bank account but at night when they leave, you are back at square one.

What do we do?

Love yourself. When you wake up every morning look in the mirror and say "I love you" because it is only when we start to love ourselves we find freedom. We free ourselves from the chains that people have put us in. Those that told us we were not good enough, or smart enough or wise enough. We free ourselves from all the negativity that came from different life experiences. You have to love yourself, because Someone loved you so much to give His precious gift for YOU! You do not need anyone to give you self-worth. You do not need to look for love in a kiss or a one-night stand. All you can do is love yourself. Be kind to everyone that comes your way. And live life to the fullest. Give yourself a treat. Dance when no music is playing. Pray for a friend. Start a conversation with someone you have not met before. Do not worry about fitting in or getting someone's approval.


Love God. Love Yourself. Love Others as Yourself. Then you will find freedom.


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Do we all really have a dark side?

Kelly Clarkson's Dark Side has been playing in my head all day. I don't know why but there is something addictive about the song. Is the lyrics? For some weird reason, I relate to it. While I am no saint, a lot of people in my close circuit feel that I am a good boy and can do no wrong. While I love that assertion, truth is I have got a dark side...






Everybody's got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody's a picture perfect
But we're worth it
You know that we're worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?


Even though I admit to having a dark side, I don't wanna forever have it... I don't know if you get. I want to find a way to work through it. I want to be perfect for my boo.

But chill oh, do we all really have a dark side???

Monday, October 29, 2012

Juicy J - Bands A Make Her Dance Cover - Tolu

Tolu is one singer to look out for. He recently did a cover to Juicy J's Bands A Make Her Dance. Check it out here.



You can download the audio here 

For more info on Tolu check him out here

Sunday, October 28, 2012

R.I.P Natina Reed

Natina is dead.

I was a huge fan of Left Eye back in the day and you could not have been a fan of Left Eye without knowing Blaque. They made awesome music in the 90s. Starred in Bring it On with Gabrielle Union.

Oh and there was I'm Good from the Honey Soundtrack.

Natina was the rapper in the group. The one with the attitude. The one who reminded everyone of Left Eye.

Her birthday was supposed to be today but she was hit by a car on Friday as she was crossing the street.

I pray God will comfort her son and those she left behind.

She will be missed.

R.I.P Natina


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Over and Over Again

It's funny,
I do the same things over and over again,
I try to get you to understand,
I try to get you to see things from my perspective,
But you do the same things over and over again.
You walk away from conversations,
You never listen to what I have to say,
So I try over and over again.
I try to make you love me,
I try to make you want me,
Heck! Do you even notice me?
You do the same thing over and over again
From cycle to cycle,
I call, you hang up,
I text you don't reply.
You change your number,
I get the new one...


Over and Over again, I'll try
Over and Over again, you'll hide
Because I aint going no where
Until you love me


LOL. I have no clue what I was writing there so I just went with the flow. Hi guys. It's been a while since I posted anything here. Been busy with work. Yes, to all of y'all that don't know I am the Assistant Producer, Entertainment at TVC News and I am loving it.

So I just dropped by to say you guys and to share these AMAZING video. These are the contestants I am rooting for on this season of The X Factor. I am positive they'll kick major behinds.

Enjoy the video. Peace



Friday, October 5, 2012

When you leave a PIMP... You leave with nothing

Loved this one

I am Second® - Annie Lobert

Friday, September 21, 2012

1-0 (A Short Story)

The knock on my door interrupted my wandering thoughts. I had been gazing at the ceiling for 2 straight hours. Thoughts of murder, kidnap and even suicide had filled my mind as Florence + The Machine was blaring from my speakers. If Depression and Anger had a love child, I would be that child. The door to my room opened and my mum came in. She looked at me and at my room and I could see the tears forming in her eyes. She picked up a torn picture from the pile I had made on my bed and shook her head.

"I hate seeing you like this" she said, her voice breaking

I sat up and pulled her down and gave her a hug.

"I am fine mum" I whispered in her ear and wiped the tears from her eyes.

"Jumoke's mum is here. She wants to see you"

"I'll be down in a bit"

My mum stood up and walked out of the room looking back one more time before closing my door. I wasn't in the mood to see Jumoke's mother. What does she want to say? What does she want from me?

I am sure you are lost now so let me bring you up to speed. My name is Ejiro. Jumoke was my best friend. We had been best friends since Primary School. We always had each other's backs.. or so I thought.

Fast forward to 3 years ago, I started work at an Advertising Agency and I met Chidi. He was an Investment Banker and was everything I (thought I ) wanted in a man. We started dating and he popped the question 3 months ago. I was happy. Finally, I was going to get married and live happily ever after. So I thought.

Turns out, Jumoke my supposed best friend was just a b****. Turns out for the past 6 months, she had been sleeping with Chidi, BEHIND MY BACK!!! Isn't it funny? We watch movies and we see something like this happen we go "that aint ever gonna happen to me'... Well, it just did.

Anyways, turns out Jumoke is pregnant and in her words "I can't have an abortion. It is a sin"... Oh please! So what was she doing when she was screwing her best friend's fiancé?

I stood up from my bed and went downstairs to meet her mum. The woman was just there rambling and saying something about God wanting us to forgive one another. My mind was far away. Many thoughts were running through my mind as I kept rubbing the stone on my engagement ring.

"Are we done here?" I asked her. She looked puzzled as I cut her short when she was saying the creation story or something.

"Ejiro I am just..." She started

"Mrs. Ademola, I am asking again are we done here?"

She heaved a sigh "yes"

"Thank you ma" I stood up, grabbed the keys to the car that Chidi bought me for my birthday. I had to get to his house. We have unfinished business.

As for Jumoke, she don do her own. She play her game well oh. No wahala. 1-0



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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Beyonce End of Time remix ft IBKspaceshipboi (UNOFFICIAL)

I have no idea why he didn't win. This rocks!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Doctor Bello Trailer (A Tony Abulu Film)

Nollywood meets Hollywood. What do you think?