Buhari's praise-singer Rarara raises $150,000 in 48 hours to release new song extolling president's virtues


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari's official praise singer Dauda Kahutu popularly known as Rarara has successfully raised the sum of N57m ($150,000) within 48 hours finance the release of a new song extolling the virtues of the president


Rarara received the funds less than 48 hours after asking for money on several social media platforms to release a new song in favour of the president. Mr Rarara who was appointed as the national director of music for the Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee, solicited for the new funds on Friday in a video posted on social media in which he asked each person to donate N1,000 before he releases the song.


He also said financing the new song will show that there was no suffering and that President Buhari’s government was doing well.  In the video, the praise singer said he will sing a new song in praise of Buhari until northerners paid for it.


He went on to read out an account number into which donations should be sent. Less than 48 hours after releasing the video, the praise singer had raised a huge sum running into millions of naira.


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.


Rarara had earlier said the claim of suffering in Nigeria is a lie spread by people he referred to as useless people. it appears that his stance went down well with the president's supporters as the singer raised N57m in two days with 48 Nigerians of northern extraction donating N13.7m between them.


Over recent days, Rarara has been giving out cars as gifts, a part of what he described as a sign that Nigerians are doing well under Buhari. In the past, Rarara has released songs for some All Progressives Congress governors including Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.


Angry youths in Katsina State attacked the musician while he was shooting a video for the president once, shouting and condemning him in Hausa language. According to Katsina Post, the youth attacked the musician at the Central Market in Katsina, as he was shooting a video of his latest song titled Jahata Ce.