Uganda’s Dancehall Artist Freed From Saudi Cell


Ugandan dancehall artist Shafic Dangote, alias Fik Gaza, has been released after spending three days in a Saudi Arabia cell.

Gaza was reportedly arrested on Tuesday by Saudi authorities shortly after landing in the Gulf country.

It is still unclear why he was arrested but some reports said he was nabbed over alleged visa irregularities and dress code violations.

His fellow musicians had condemned the arrest and called for his immediate release.

“Am Free. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get me out of jail,” Gaza posted on X platform.

Authorities in both Saudi Arabia and Uganda are yet to comment on the matter.

Gaza, who started his music career in 2018, is popular with his hits like Digida, Wanika Ebango and Omwana Oyo.

His Banana song, which he released last year, has gained massive airplay in Uganda.