Harry Carter returns with Carry Me Go
Afro-fusion act, Harrison Ogedegbe, professionally known as Harry Carter, is back with a new tune dubbed, Carry Me Go. The Trap-Rock record is Harry Carter’s restatement of his audacious versatility among the league of contemporary hip-hop mavericks in Nigeria.
On Carry Me Go, Harry Carter spins a cathartic narrative of a scorned lover with trust issues in a romantic relationship. With its rhythmic bridge “Make the water for my eyes carry me go”, and similarly woven verses, Harry Carter skillfully describes his feelings succinctly with this song.
His unique blend of Nigerian Pidgin lingo and sonic fusions help propel the record to a reputable acclaim. According to Harry Carter, the record is a prelude to his forthcoming EP dubbed, To the stars & Beyond.
At a very tender age, Harry Carter showed a penchant for visual, dance and music artistry. He gained popularity in the University of Benin where he graduated with a degree in Biology.
Pioneering a new wave of hip-hop in Benin, his chanty singles like Zithande featuring Blaqbonez, Woski and Ngimkhulu, which became the official soundtrack of the Netflix & Prime Video streaming movie “Payday” directed by Cheta Chukwu. Following the release of his “Carterlyst” mixtape in the 2020 pandemic, Harry Carter’s fan base “Cartans” continues to grow rapidly. Harry Carter later moved to Lagos state in 2020 and released his EP Carterstrophy a year later with lead tracks C’est La Vie and Baby. In 2021, he headlined his concert, Rage Fest, with over a thousand people in attendance.
He has received accolades on his co-directed “Woski” music video from British-Nigerian video director, Moe Musa; Africa’s most celebrated Rapper, M.I Abaga, who called him “one everyone should watch out for” and other notable music industry giants.
His distinctive flow and unrivalled versatility is evident in how he swings across genre vines effortlessly — a musical Tarzan — fusing Western Hip-Hop, Drill, RnB and Afro Swing, while maintaining his original flavour. The 22-year-old, who runs his own imprint, Label Carterstrophy Ltd, is on a quest to conquer the world one ZIP code at a time.