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Sinzu Opens Up About His Time In Jail


Sinzu | Dailypost

In 2017, news filtered into the Nigerian media space that Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi better known by his stage name Sinzu a.k.a Saucekid was arrested in the United States for fraud.

The entertainer was said to have stolen over 15 bank cards, encoded the bank numbers into blank cards, changed the PINs, and withdrew cash from ATMs.


He was arrested at Boise Airport as he was about to board a flight and at the time of his arrest, the police found a card encoding device and more than $6000 on him.

He was subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, eight counts each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, and possession of several fraudulent bank cards.

The Nigerian star pled guilty to one of the counts of aggravated identity theft after the other charges were dropped and served two years in jail before he was released in 2018.


Sinzu’s mugshot | Idaho Statesman

The veteran rapper is now opening up about his jail term, relationship with TeeBillz, family and more on MTV Base Behind The Story which is scheduled to air later today by 8 pm.

In the upcoming episode, he gets up close and personal with host Sammy Walsh as he talks about unknown details about him.

On his jail term, for instance, he revealed that he was making $16 a month working in the jail kitchen.

Career-wise, he discloses that he was encouraged to start rapping professionally and move to Nigeria by Tiwa Savage’s ex-husband and manager, TeeBillz.

In the unfiltered chat, Sinzu clears the air on lingering rumours, his relationship with Davido and the 30BG gang, relationship with his family, baby mama and his daughter, who is now 11 years old.

Sinzu found fame in 2005 following the release of his Mike Okri assisted debut single, ‘Omoge’.

The following year, he released his first mixtape ‘Best of Both Worlds: Money Long The Mixtape’ which was well received by music lovers.

The cover of his 2015 album “Industreet” shows Falemi with his hands behind his back, clad in gold-plated bracelets, rings — and handcuffs. One of the songs on that album is titled “Man Make the Money.”

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