Tanzanian songstress Saida Karoli has claimed her life is in danger after she received death threats.
According to the singer, her enemies are not happy with her major comeback after she released the chart-topping single “Orugambo.”
The ‘Maria Salome’ singer was speaking to Clouds FM presenter Millard Ayo. She claimed that she received a call from a man who had been hired to assassinate her.
‘Juzi mtu alinipigia simu, ati ‘Mimi nimetumwa nikudhuru na hapo ulipo tayari nimeshafanya mambo yangu.’ Akaniambia umeibuka haraka, yaani tulidhani umeanguka na hautanyanyuka tena. Na kitu gani kimekufanya usimame tena kwenye ulimwengu wa muziki? Kitu gani kimekufanya tena wewe uwe shupavu kifanya vitu vyako viwe vya haraka hivyo?’
She continued: “Akaniambia sasa mimi nimeshalipwa na nimeambiwa nikuue nikuondoe duniani.”
The singer said she has had to cancel some of her shows because of the threats to her life.
“Baadhi ya show tulizokua tumepanga tuzizuru tumezivunja na tukasema ngoja tutulie kwanza tuone ni nini kinachoendelea na hawa wana mikakati gani. Nini mpaka mtu kujitolea akatamka kitu kama hicho?”
Saida further revealed that her late brother received such threats before he was killed.
“Mimi kaka yangu aliambiwa kitu kama hicho ‘Bwana tumetumwa tukuue jumatatu na utazikwa jumatano.’ Kweli kauawa. Akachinjwa.”
She reported the matter to the police.