My braided hair makes me a SARS suspect – Runtown


Pop musician, Runtown, has revealed that his looks fit into the profile of what officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad believe to be suspects of cybercrime.

The 29-year-old singer said this in an article posted on

“As a young Nigerian who very well fits the description of what members of the now controversial anti-cultism/robbery unit of the police force, SARS (known for perpetuating this menace) consider a target, I occasionally feel uneasy. I am a player in the country’s entertainment sector and the nature of my job causes me to appear “unconventional.”

“My hair is sometimes braided and sometimes blown out. Many times, I move around with a laptop, ride in a fancy car and yes, I own an iPhone which according to several victim/witness reports, makes me an instant suspect to the police,” he wrote.

In January, reports indicated that Runtown had won a court case brought against him in March 2018 by his former record label, Eric Many Entertainment.

The judgment was delivered by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The singer now has his own label called Soundgod Music Group.