HENRY KNIGHT DESIRES TO BE ONE OF THE GREATS
If there’s one constant and obvious thing in this industry; it’s the fact that the industry is seldom loyal to artistes. You are embraced whenever you score hit songs and you are tossed aside when you lose your mojo. The lesson is that you have to keep working and never fail to try all over again until you make it because success takes care of everything in this industry. This analysis is very obvious with the story of Henry Knight.
Henry Buchi Ike, popularly known as Henry Knight, started his career in 2004 when he was a member of the now defunct music group ‘The Knight’ signed with Dove Entertainment owned by the veteran music producer Nelson Brown. It wasn’t until 2013, as a solo artiste now called Henry Knight that he came out guns blazing on everyone’s subconsciousness. That year he released the club banger ‘Skako’ and followed that trend up with ‘Olopa’ in 2014. The two songs were monster hits. ‘Olopa’ was such a success that he had a remix featuring Di’Ja, Yemi Alade and Joe El. Prior to that remix, he dropped a single titled ‘Bami Mujo’.
Every indication was pointing to the fact that he would become the next big thing but like Brexit and the Trump win in America, all projections failed. He went under the radar for close to two years until he returned with a single titled ‘Damilohun’ (answer me) in May 2016. Like the title of that single, the industry answered him by paying attention and he paid them with ‘Desire’, one of the most played songs on radio today.
Henry Knight, the Nigerian born songwriter and vocalist, was recently signed on to Matt West Side Records; the new marriage with this record label has provided the structure and the enabling environment for him to succeed. He teamed up with Unlimited L.A to create one of the most interesting videos for the song Desire. ‘I have gone through a lot in my career, I have learnt and become a better person and I promise my fans that they will experience some good melody and vibe coming out from me. The desire to become one of the best from this side of the divide is fuelling me’ – Henry Knight
Culled from Mystreetz Magazine, Harrysong edition.