2 Nigerian rappers in custody over drug possession and abuse

Mohbad and Zinoleesky are two well-known rappers in the country who have hit songs that have been exported across the continent and beyond the world. [Image: courtesy]
LAGOS, Nigeria—In a dawn raid on their apartment in Lagos’ commercial hub, Nigeria’s narcotics department arrested two popular singers and four people with illicit drugs, according to an official.

Femi Babafemi, a spokesperson for the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, told AFP that rappers Zinoleesky and Mohbad, as well as four other suspects, were found with cannabis and “Molly,” a term for MDMA, in their home and car.

“In the early hours of today, our operatives stormed the residence in Idado estate,” he stated.

“Four males and two ladies were arrested as suspects. Their flat and automobile had small amounts of Cannabis sativa and ‘Molly.'”

After an inquiry, Babafemi said the individuals would be charged in court.

Mohbad and Zinoleesky are two well-known rappers in the country who have hit songs that have been exported across the continent and beyond the world.

On YouTube, Mohbad’s smash “Feel Good” has over four million views.

Last year, the two rappers were signed to the recording company of Naira Marley, a well-known Nigerian rapper and Afropop singer.

Marley, who had his own run-in with the government over suspected computer fraud, took to Instagram to express his displeasure at the two’s arrests.