Veteran Tanzanian musician Mr Nice has called out the media for spreading fake news about him.
The Kuku Kapanda Baiskeli singer took to Facebook to post a long tirade chiding the media for making him a subject of vile accusations.
He has said that, contrary to reports making rounds on social media, nothing was stolen from him during his performance at the inauguration of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
In his version of events, the singer,born Lucas Mkenda, said that his fans were scrambling to dance with him and in the ensuing confusion, his chains snapped and his documents dropped from his pocket.
Earlier reports had alluded that the singer lost his chains and documents, after being mugged by fans backstage.
“Waandishi vilaza mnapenda kurukia sana hata msilolijua mimi katika show ya kuapishwa Sonko leo sijaibiwa na mtu yoyote. Kifupi ni kwamba mashabiki waling’ang’ana kucheza na mimi na bahati mbaya wakajikuta wamekata cheni zangu na pia leseni yangu ikadondoka nilikuwa nayo kwa mfuko wa koti la suti.”
He has taken an issue with sections of the media that generate fake news that paint him in bad light to make sales.
“Mkome kabisaaaa kutengeneza ishu za kipumbavu ili muuze vijikaratasi vyenu huko mtaani. Kenya iko sawa na hakuna tatizo lolote kabisaaaaaa na bado 21/8/2017 tuwache rafiki yangu Sonko achape kazi na Nairobi ifaidike naye.”
Matonya and Mbilia Bel among other artistes shared the stage with Mr Nice in the inauguration celebrations.
A few months ago, there were reports that the singer had passed on. Earlier on, it had been said that the singer was HIV positive. He said that he was not HIV positive and that those are rumours peddled by benevolent people out to tarnish his name.
He also had a run-in with a commercial sex worker some time last month, after she allegedly stole money from him.