Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi popularly known as Sauce Kid or Sinzu, who was released from a federal prison in the US few weeks ago, is back to making music.
Sauce Kid shared a photo of himself in a studio on Twitter and wrote;
“Did the crime, did the time, the past don’t matter, mind over matter, onto other matters… #ZuFree“.
He also got some encouragement from some fans and notable Nigerian celebrities like Kel, Muna, Noble Igwe and many others.
Sauce Kid was released from a US prison after serving a two-year sentence for card fraud. Also known as Sinzu, the ‘Carolina’ rapper was charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, eight counts each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, and possession of 15 or more fraudulent bank cards.
He allegedly stole the sum of $15,388 at the Treasure Valley, Idaho. The rapper was arrested at Boise Airport as he was about to board a flight.
He was found in possession of a card encoding device and about $6,000 in cash. He spent his sentence in a federal prison. A video surfaced on social media on Sunday showing the rapper being welcomed back from prison.
“My bro is back! Sinzu,” said the unidentified individual recording the video, as the rapper shook his outstretched hand.
The video was shared on Instagram by Tunde Ednut, a comedian/singer. Before his incarceration, the rapper was still trying to find his footing in the mainstream music scene.
When Sinzu first hit the ground running, no one would have projected that he would hit these low levels of alleged criminality, and lose focus on his music. And that’s because he showed so much promise. Everyone believed in his talent because he had it in him.
The first time Nigerians were introduced to Sauce Kid was in 2005 – his first ever single ‘Omoge’ featuring the legendary Mike Okri and was a mild hit. It was fresh, different and had the ‘swagger’ Nigerian artistes had been mimicking for years.