Singer Ahmad Abdul was launched on conditional bail following the Section of State Safety (DSS) detained him for releasing a tune Barhama Gwaska, which was deemed “blasphemous”, Day-to-day Publish documented in June 2021.
According to The Guardian Nigeria, the arrest involved the reference to the common determine in Kano, Ibrahim Nyass, as “the person of remarkable qualities”. The tune faced backlash from the Muslim local community, who considered the song to be in opposition to Islamic teachings.
The Executive Secretary of Kano Point out Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah, said that the release of the music had reportedly triggered hundreds of petitions from it, prompting him to report the subject to the Office of State Safety for the musician to be taken into protective custody for basic safety. The artist apologised to Kano People’s, Ulamas, Government and the Point out Censorship Board.
Freemuse’s Point out of Inventive Freedom 2021 report states that in 2020, gospel singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu was sentenced to dying in Nigeria for a tune that was deemed blasphemous. He was among the three persons who, in 2020, confronted critical effects below the Kano State’s Sharia legislation on blasphemy.