Nigerian singer, Zlatan Ibile is still feeling the effect of his arrest by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as he had to plead with event organizers in Agbor, Delta State before he was allowed to perform.
Zlatan who was arrested alongside Nigerian rapper, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley on what the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission described as 'connection to advance fee fraud popularly called 'Yahoo Yahoo' was initially stopped from performing at a Children’s Day Carnival organized by actress Regina Daniels.
According to reports, the singer was not allowed to perform on the grounds that he was arrested by the anti-graft agency and over his alleged links to cybercrime and the possible negative impression it might create on the children present at the event.
In a video online, Zlatan could be seen pleading with one of the organizers to grant him clearance to perform.
It took the interference of Ned Nwoko, Regina Daniels husband and her mother before he was finally allowed to perform.
#ZlatanIbile begs to be allowed to perform at an event in #Delta . . There was drama, yesterday, at actress #ReginaDaniels Children’s Day Carnival In #Agbor, Delta State, as singer #ZlatanIbile was initially prevented from performing. . . It was gathered that the decision to stop his performance was linked to his recent arrest by the #EFCC over his alleged links to cybercrime and its potential negative effect on the impressionable children at the event. . . At a point, the singer had to profusely beg one of the organisers to allow him perform so as to shore up his image. . . As the matter degenerated to a stage when some of the organisers threatened to shutdown the event if Zlatan is allowed to perform, Regina Daniels’ husband and mom had to be called in to intervene before he was eventually cleared to perform.