Court grants Sanusi’s ‘chief singer’ N500,000 bail

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

A Magistrate Court sitting at Rijiyar-Zaki area of Kano State has granted N500,000 bail to a popular Hausa singer, Naziru Ahmad, better known as Sarkin Waka.

Ahmad is said to be the chief singer of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.


Sarkin Waka was arrested by the Kano State Censorship Board over the release of two uncensored albums and operating an illegal studio.

The singer was accused of operating an unlicensed studio from his residence, an act which contravened the laws of the Kano State Censorship Board.

The presiding judge, Aminu Fagge, in granting the bail, said the accused must provide three sureties, one of whom must be a Grade Level 12 civil servant in Kano State.

The judge said of the other two sureties, one must be a ward head of the area where Sarkin Waka resides and the other must have evidence of three years tax clearance.


Executive Secretary of the Kano State Censorship Board, Isma’il Afakallah, denied allegations that the singer was being victimised for criticising Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the video.

“We are not victimising anyone. Whoever abides by the rules of the board can conduct his business without having any problem,” he said.