President Muhammadu Buhari’s praise singer, Dauda Kahutu popularly known as Rarara, has reportedly received not less than N57 million to release a new song the President.
According to SaharaReporters, Kahutu got the funds less than 48 hours after asking for money to release a song in favour of President Buhari.
The singer, who was in 2019 appointed as National Director of Music for the Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee, had on Friday in a video on social media solicited funds, asking each person to donate N1,000 before he releases the song.
According to him, financing the new song will show that there was no suffering and that Buhari’s government was doing well. He went on to read out an account number into which donations will be sent
In the video, the praise singer said, “I will sing a new song in praise of Buhari until Northerners paid for it.”
It was gathered that less than 48 hours after releasing the video, the praise singer received a huge sum running into millions of naira from supporters of President Buhari who also shared evidence of payment on social media.
A source aware of the song project told SaharaReporters that some wealthy Northerners and Buhari’s supporters donated huge sums for the release of the song.
“The praise singer had earlier said the claim of suffering in Nigeria is a lie spread by what he referred to as useless people. He got N57m in two days with 48 Northerners donating N13.7m.
“The singer, in recent days, has been giving out cars as gifts, a part of what he described as a sign that Nigerians are doing well under Buhari,” the source said.
Rarara had also released songs for some governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) including Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano.
A few months ago, some angry youth in Katsina State had attacked the musician while he was shooting a video for his latest song “Jahata Ce” at the Central Market in Katsina, for President Buhari.
The aggrieved youth upon seeing the singer at the market, started shouting and condemning him in Hausa language.
KanyiDaily recalls that an influential Islamic cleric, Sheik Murtala Sokoto, had said that President Buhari has failed Nigerians, adding that those who are still praising him saying ‘Sai baba’, are liars and useless hypocrites.