The man said he had already received payment to kill me: Saida Karoli

SAIDA KAROLI [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Legendary Tanzanian singer Saida Karoli claims her life is in danger after a man who, she says, was sent to kill her made the confession.

Saida Karoli suspects that people who are not happy with her irrepressible comeback in the music industry are behind her death plot.

Saida Karoli, whose song titled Orugambo is topping charts in Tanzania, says she is scared, given “witchcraft had been used successfully against my progress in the past”.

Saida Karoli says a man, who had been contracted to kill her by people whose identities are yet to be revealed, confessed to her that he had received a payment to assassinate her.

“The man approached and provided me with names of the people who paid him to eliminate me. He said: ‘They have asked me to kill you even before you reach Mwanza’. I was headed for a performance in Mwanza at the time. I had to cancel the concert and several others that I was to headline. The man advised me to do so. I was to hold a concert in Bukoba after the Mwanza event. I had to put it on hold, waiting to see how things would unfold after that man’s statement,” Saida Karoli told East Africa TV.

Saida Karoli says she has reported to Tanzanian authorities about the death threats.

“I was bewitched in the past; I received death threats too. I know how serious they are. Nonetheless, I believe God will protect me against my enemies,” added Saida Karoli.

Saida Karoli, a top singer in the early and mid 2000s, had sunk into the oblivion, but her name would, in September 2016, resurface after chart topper, Diamond Platnumz, did a rendition of her popular song Salome.

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