Sauti Sol’s Savara Mudigi has revealed that he almost died at the hands of Nigeria’s Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS).
In a post shared on Instagram, Savara revealed that he had an encounter with SARS when Sauti Sol visited Nigeria to shoot the video of Suzzana.
He narrated how after the video shoot he decided to visit the club scene in the company of a friend only for their car to be stopped by SARS on the way to the club.
“Many of you might not know this but I have had a personal experience with SARS. I had travelled to Lagos to shoot the video for Suzanna. After the shoot I decided to listen to some Bangers in the club. BIG MISTAKE. On the way to the club our vehicle was stopped by SARS. They forced us out of the cars and told us to lie on the ground. Being foreigners MZWA and I heavily prayed for our lives. All i heard was the sound of guns being cocked. ” he wrote in part
Savara added that he only managed to walk away with his life thanks to the few dollars he had in his pockets at the time.
“I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for the few dollars I had in my pocket. That’s one of my worst experience with authority. I felt like a terrorist. Sad to see my blood turning against each other. ” he added
Savara joined celebrities around the world to call for an end to SARS in Nigeria.
“I genuinely pray for all Nigerian youth who go through this every day. #endsars ????” he said