Nigerian afropop singer, Tony Harmony who has been living in Ghana for a while now is reported dead. According to talentarenaafrica.com, Tony Harmony passed away on Friday in Delta State after battling a brief illness. According to sources, Tony was in his home town in Delta State for his brother’s wedding where he took ill and was later admitted at Faith Mediplex in Benin city. When his health did not improve, his family moved him to Delta State, where he passed on, on Friday morning.
Tony Harmony was born as Anthony Akpovwovwo Harmony on April 18th in Sapele, Delta state Nigeria, This showbiz fire was stock way back in the 80’s when break dancing was at its peak, In 1990 he was a performing member with a dance group in Delta State known as T-BIRDS, however Tony also pursue his ball boy passion until other element caught up and took over as a turning point reflecting his musical ability before a combined effort in music with his friend SYLV-ROCK to form Ton-D’Sylv-Rock, in 1993 they had an album to their credit titled GET TO LOVE , which was an out busting hit across Niger – Delta.
Tony moved to Benin City, Edo state, and went solo in 1995 with his unique divers style of music infusing African rhythms, Reggae, R&B into his music called Combination-Combine-Combine. He had the opportunity working with the legendary Sir Victor Owaifo as a backup vocalist both in studio and live concert. In 2001 he scored a mild regional hit with his solo debut single SAMPLE ME; under the label Playful-Rhythms, a gospel inspiring song that went on to register his smothering presence on local radios and TV stations in Nigeria.
In 2003, Tony relocated to Ghana where his career hit the roof with his electrifying performances on TV3 network music programs as star of the week. He has played a number of big shows couple with his beautiful collaborations with great showbiz celebrities in Ghana (K.KFosu, Samini Mobo award winner, Sammy.B of Big Brother Africa fame, Ronny of Buk Bak, Triple.M, and Edwin of soul black ).
In 2005 Tony’s 15 track album titled 69% BODY CHEMISTRY with the hit track GIVE ME LOVE and KPOR-KPOR (featuring MAUREEN HARMONY his baby sis) saw him establishing an over centered commendable enthusiasm within Africa.
In June 2006 Tony Harmony drop the first single from his current album titled My Body, another successful smash hit. This elevated his carrier for international deal with OutHere records in Germany.
My Body was released in February 2007, under Playful-Rhythms label. And has sold over two million copies across Africa and beyond. My body impart was very impressive as the most outstanding unique hit in Nigeria. And got him relocated back to his fathers land and country NAIJA in 2008 as his present base where his career started.
On the 20th of August 2009 Playful-Rhythms released TONY HARMONY’S new promo single track titled; PAIM ME featuring NIGGA RAW, from his up coming albumCOMBINATION-COMBINE-COMBINE, the album also featured two known Nigeria artistes from Niger Delta. KEFEE & ORIGINAL STEREOMAN on the track; BABA GOD. He however commenced the recording in Ghana and finally completed mastering in Nigeria. Tony has demonstrated consistency to crown the relevant chemistry between him as a musician and his rhythms / sound producer PHILTOWN. Who has been producing the unique creative beats to stand the reason for any season, satisfying music lovers around the world.
TONY HARMONY has a strong commercial fan base influence across the globe, and to intimate his social humanitarian responsibility for mankind was the AFRICA UNITY project for peace campaign across the continent, acknowledging DR KWAME NKRUMAH as one of the leading founders of OAU.
The video lyrical translations enables all Africans to comprehend the need for us in respective of our different countries to unite and execute ONE RACE, ONE VISION, ONE PEOPLE, NO VIOLENCE, EQUAL TO A PEACEFUL AFRICA.
18th April 2011 was TONY HARMONY’S birthday, his new single HOLD YOUR BABY was released on the same day to lunched it relevantly with his fans. Tony’s influence are myriad therefore has come to shape a uniqueness in overhauling his artistic expression.