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Court Remands Popular Singer Over Censorship




By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Popular singer, Sadiq Zazzabi has been remanded by a censorship court in Kano State over the release of his latest song without permission from the censorship board.

Zazzabi was on Wednesday, March 1, arraigned and detained by the court.

The board Chairman, Ismaila Afakallahu, confirmed that the singer will remain in prison till Friday.

“The sitting took place today and Sadiq was asked to be remanded in prison until Friday when the court will resume hearing on the case,” he said, before adding that the matter was not about politics.

“Yes he actually brought the song for censorship and before we can grant him a certificate of approval, he went ahead to launch the song. For doing that he has faulted the censors’ board rule and we are charging him for that.

“Censoring a movie or song can take up to three weeks or more depending on the complexity of the song or film,” he stated.

The singer reportedly violated the state’s censorship board law which requires that songs or movies should pass a censorship screening before it is released.

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