For popular Hausa musician Sadiq Zazzabi singing remains his first love and his biggest crime.

The singer has been remanded in prison by the Kano state censorship court.

The musician was sued for violating regulations which stipulate that new songs and movies should pass a censorship screening before release to the public.

Zazzabi believes he was arrested for supporting former Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso. This claim has been refuted by state authorities. 

The Chairman of the Kano state censors board, Ismaila Afakallahu, accused Sadiq of releasing his song without receiving a certificate of approval from the regulatory board.

“Censoring a movie or song can take up to 3 weeks or more depending on the complexity of the song or film,” he said.