A Katsina based singer and former National Director of Music for the Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee, Dauda Kahutu popularly known as Rarara, has reportedly received not less than N57m within 48 hours after asking for money to release a song in favour of the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Rarara on Friday in a video on social media had solicited for funds, asking each person interested in his project to donate N1,000 before he releases a song to praise the president. The musician noted that financing the new song will show that there was no suffering, that Buhari’s government was doing well and he went on to read out an account number into which donations will be sent.
In less than 48 hours after releasing the video, the singer reportedly raised a huge sum running into millions of Naira.
According to Sahara Reporters, some ardent supporters of the President made donations and shared evidence of payment on social media. Some wealthy Northerners and Buhari’s supporters also 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,” a source aware of the song project disclosed.
Rarara who released songs for some governors in the All Progressives Congress including Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano was recently attacked by youths at the Central Market in Katsina, the state capital, as he was shooting a video of his latest song “Jahata Ce”.
The aggrieved youth upon seeing the singer, started shouting and condemning him in Hausa language.