Hausa singer Sadiq Zazzabi has been in big trouble in Kano State over the release of his latest song and has been remanded by a censorship court.

He was last week taken to the court on the grounds that he violated the state’s censorship board law which requires that songs or movies should pass a censorship screening before it is released.

But Zazzabi said he was being hounded because of his support for former Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso, allegations the government has flatly denied. He has been in cell and may be released on Friday  “The sitting took place today and Sadiq was asked to be remanded in prison until Friday when the court will resume hearing on the case,” he said, before adding that the matter was not about politics.

“Yes he actually brought the song for censorship and before we can grant him a certificate of approval, he went ahead to launch the song. For doing that he has faulted the censors’ board rule and we are charging him for that.

“Censoring a movie or song can take up to three weeks or more depending on the complexity of the song or film,” he stated.