This past week is probably the first time, Nigerian pop singer, Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, popularly known as Dammy Krane has trended on social media especially on Twitter and Google. But then it’s for the wrong reason.
On 4th June 2017, he was arrested in Miami, United States for grand theft and credit card forgery. Following his release from jail, he had apologised to his fans over his involvement in the fraudulent activity.
Featuring on NotJustOK Television in the United State, US, Krane denied the allegation, saying a show promoter actually booked the flight with stolen card details.
A source very close to the singer revealed that part of Danny’s problems was his eviction from Tuface’s Hypertek Records.
“Dammy Krane had left Tuface’s Hypertek record since February 2015. Tuface is trying to build a reputable company and they do not want any negative news. That is why they did not announce his exit from the label. They had issues with him over the way he was doing collaborations with other artistes. It was not part of the contract that he signed, so technically it is a breach of contract.
They gave him several warnings which he did not adhere to, so they had no choice but to terminate the contract that they had with him. They did not make any noise about it because they did not want anything that would dent his image and that of the company. He was in the US to get new investor to help his career and also shoot some videos because he already had new material. He was also meant to use the opportunity to embark on his US tour,” the source said.
In January 2012, the Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane at the age of 20, signed a record deal with Hypertek Digital and 960 Music Group. He is most famous for his single hit “My Dear”.
Dammy Krane is known for his melodic voice, engaging lyrics and his exciting genre of African alternative music. Dammy Krane has received several nominations, including the Next Rated nomination. He won Rookie of the Year at the The Headies 2012.
Inspired by artistes like Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Lagbaja, King Sunny Ade, 2face Idibia, D’Banj and Sauce kid, the Nigerian Pop star started recording songs on his own and performing at various university shows with his ability to merge all genres of music.