My songs are meant to inspire – Zazzabi


Saddiq Usman Saleh a.k.a Sadiq Zazzabi is a talented Hausa singer who became popular with his hit song ‘Ýanzu Abuja tayi Tsaf’. Born on the 5th January 1970 Zazzabi had received various award within and outside Kano state, he Won the first position award at Ga fili ga mai doki organized by Bayero University Kano in collaboration with Kano state Censor Board.

He also won award of excellence for outstanding contribution on broadcasting in the field of music by Kaduna State Media Corporation, won entertainment executive of the Year by AMMA. He also won best popular singer of the year award by Freedom FM Radio Kano.

Zazzabi attended Warure Special Primary School and then proceeded to Adam Nama’aji Junior Secondary School where he got admitted into Shekar-Barde Secondary School. He is also a diploma certificate holder in Environmental Studies and Survey.

Sadiq Zazzabi has become a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry not only in the Northern part of the country but also among all Hausa speaking areas in around the globe. Known for his various songs about love, pressing social issues, politics among others, he is also an Islamic gospel singer and song writer.

However, the wave making singer had revealed that, all his songs were meant to inspire people to do well and to behave right, though some of his songs have landed him into trouble with the authorities which made him at the centre of various controversies that led to his appearance before courts in Kano state.

“All my songs are meant to inspire and not to instigate; my songs are to make people do well and behave well. However, in trying to do that some people felt that I am trying to sabotage them through my music and they felt threatened. I became their enemy and they have done all that they could to deterred me, but they failed. I am not going to deviate from what I was known for, my music is to inspire and not to mar anybody,” said Zazzabi.

.The singer’s pronounced encounter with the authorities over his songs was in 2017 when he fell at fault with the powerful Kano state censorship board which has the mandate to approve films, music and literature for decency in consonant with the tradition of the region.

His famous speech was when he won the BUK award as he said, “It was just God’s wish that I will win this contest, because I registered barely a day to the contest. My song ‘An watsa martabar Aure’ was based on the lackadaisical attitudes of some people towards the marriage institution. May be the approach was timely taking into consideration the race of divorce cases experienced these days. To be honest I felt really honored by this award, it made me fell appreciated. However, I also commend the efforts of the Kano state censorship board for being part of the whole issue; this is the kind of censorship we have been dreaming of having.”

Sadiq is presently the Chairman/Creative Director Al-Qarya Multi-Media Company Kano

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