Hausa Musicians Visit Buhari Days After Rarara Criticized Ex-President


A group of Hausa singers recently paid a courtesy visit to former President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina.

The Hausa musicians, under the aegis of the One Voice Association, visited the ex-president in his hometown in Daura.

Although the reason for the visitation remains unknown, it came a few days after Rarara, a popular singer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), criticised Buhari’s tenure as president.

Rarara, born Dauda Kahuta, is believed to have been Buhari’s Hausa chief musician during his tenure.

On October 26, the singer argued that the first 100 days of President Bola Tinubu in office were better than the eight years Buhari spent in power.

Rarara, who spoke during a press conference held in Kano, said he regretted supporting Buhari.

He also said Buhari’s administration “damaged the affairs of the country before handing over to Tinubu”.

“I regret it (supporting Buhari) because we were optimistic that Buhari will fix this country. But we did not see it till he finished his administration. Every parastatal of government was damaged by Buhari’s administration,” Rarara said.

Reacting, the Hausa musicians earlier disassociated themselves from Rarara’s outburst. They also sought forgiveness from Buhari.

Similarly, Bashir Ahmad, former special assistant on new media to Buhari, via his official X page, said Rarara’s comments were “fraught with all kinds of convolutions and ignorance”.

“For me, it is unnecessary to waste time engaging Dauda Rarara because of his yesterday’s press conference. His statements are fraught with all kinds of convolutions and ignorance,” Ahmad said.

“I couldn’t find a thread to hold to so as to engage a mere singer who arrogantly boosted that his songs contributed 15% – 20% of Muhammadu Buhari’s overall victories and, at the same time, saw himself as a very important individual who should be compensated with at least two ministerial appointments and DGs of federal agencies for his contributions to President Tinubu’s victory.

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“There is no wisdom in Rarara’s statement, to say the least. However, this is purely a matter of politics; those who think what Rarara said was right have every right to express their views and opinions.”

Rarara was noticeably absent during the visit.

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