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‘I Used Gun To Terrorise Ikorodu Residents’ — Daddy Showkey Recalls Near-Death Experience

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Nigerian singer, Daddy Showkey, has recounted how he narrowly escaped being lynched to death during his involvement in gang activities in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The singer made this known in a teaser for the upcoming episode of ‘The Honest Bunch’ podcast.

He revealed that he and his friends found a gun at a refuse dump and began using it to terrorize people in the area.

According to him, their activities took an unpleasant turn one day when they were caught by locals and were almost lynched.

“I was in a gang back in the day. I won’t lie. Some of us found a gun where we used to pick valuables from refuse dump in Ikorodu. We started using the gun to terrorise the area.

“One day, when we were out in our usual style, someone saw us and started screaming, ‘thieves, thieves, thieves.’ Then we started running, but we were apprehended. They tied us up. They were about to burn us but we were saved miraculously,” he recalled

Daddy Showkey added that the incident left a lasting impact on him, “I am a living testimony for every young person, because if I can be alive today and still become Daddy Showkey, then there’s hope for everyone.”

The singer further disclosed that while he was fortunate to survive, one of his gang members was later lynched to death.