Nigerian musicians don’t go to jail like their American counterpart but that doesn’t mean they don’t land in the hands of law enforcement agencies.
We take a look at some of our favorite musicians that have landed in police custody in recent times.
Singer Oritsfemi spent the night at the police custody after stabbing a club bouncer with a glass cup in Lagos last weekend.
The singer has since apologized for his behavior and has been set free.
Rap veteran 2shotz spent a night at the police headquarters, Langbasa Division in Ajah last year after he was arrested for no reason.
According to him, he tried explaining his identity to the police but one way or the other he was dragged in. Few days later 2shotz was invited by the police and the issue was resolved amicably.
Reports in Kenya in 2014 say Wizkid was invited by the police for questioning and quizzing for smoking illegal substance in their country.
Wizkid allegedly got into a heated argument with a hotel front officer after he was told not to smoke the banned substance in their hotel. The singer was later handed to the policeand was released with singer Victoria Kimani the surety.
Rapper Sinzu was arrested in 2013 for a credit card scam that was filmed by a CCTV in Atlanta.
The mugshot of the rapper formerly known as Sauce Kid didn’t hit the internet until 2014. Sinzu admitted he spent time in jail in one of his songs. He has since become a freeman.
Rap titan Vector was put in the hands of the Nigeria police by his former label YSG for breaching contractual terms.
Vector surrendered the car and apartment provided for him by the label during the dispute. He revealed he was arrested twice over the matter. The second time he was in custody from 3pm to 10pm.
Davido’s hypeman and singer Special ED born Edward Chukuma-Jiah was arrested for fraud in the U.S in 2011.
Special was reportedly arrested on 28th of August 2011 and was released 2days after 30th of August 2011 with $17,000 bond. Special was charged with Financial Credit Card Theft, First Degree Forgery and Identity Fraud.
Edward has since completed his community service and is a freeman.
Skales was put into the hands of the police by his current label Baseline Music. Skales and his former manager Osagie were arrested for financial crime and mismanagement by the music company.
According to Baseline, Skales and his manager were making monies that weren’t documented. The rapper was eventually freed but his manager spent longer time with the NPF.
Rapper Godwon real named Neyu Nyan was arrested after he burgled into the house belonging to another in the U.S
The singer was taken into custody and was released on $20,000 bond.
Godwon stole items during the process and some of the items he stole were seen in his car. The singer had been fingered in 4 burglary cases that happened in the same day.