All There Is To Know About The Musician That Has Been Sentenced To Death By Sharia Court In Kano

Few people had heard of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu before his arrest in March. 

An Islamic gospel musician, he is not well-known in northern Nigeria and his songs were not popular outside his Tjjaniya sect, who have many such musicians within their ranks.

Critics said the song was blasphemous as it praised an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood to the extent it elevated him above the Prophet Muhammad.

The 22 year old singer was accused of blasphemy against  Prophet Mohammed in one of his sings that circulated on WhatsApp.

The leader of the protesters that called for the musician's arrest in March, Idris Ibrahim, told the BBC that the judgement will serve as a warning to others "contemplating toeing Yahaya's path"."When I heard about the judgment I was so happy because it showed our protest wasn't in vain.

"This [judgement] will serve as a deterrent to others who feel they could insult our religion or prophet and go scot-free," he said.

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