Rapper Falz has recounted how he was attacked together with his friends by armed robbers, which almost cost him his life.
Falz made this revelation during an interview with “Untapped,” where he stated that he and two of his friends were involved in the November 16, 2013, incident on an Abuja highway, which resulted in the death of their driver.
The rapper recalled the incident and said that he and his friends started saying their final prayers because they felt like they were going to die too.
The incident happened as they were traveling to an Abuja wedding where Falz was scheduled to perform for payment.
They claimed that Falz was paid a million dollars by the client to perform at the wedding, making it a high-profile wedding in the North.
They were going to travel by plane, but since they had not purchased their tickets in time, a friend of his named Sule suggested they travel by road, which is what they ultimately did.
However, one of his friends expressed disapproval of them taking the road and asked the rapper to pray before they continued, erasing the thought because it was during the day.
He and his friends talked to the driver about his driving style and he promised to make changes, so they fell asleep while driving.
A loud bang woke them up, and they saw a man holding a gun in the middle of the road; it appeared he had fired three shots at their car three times, with the third round hitting their driver in the eye.
Describing the situation, Falz said:
“We see this turban tying, AK47 welding, dangerous-looking men in the middle of the expressway maybe like 5, we could not count; they were directly shooting at our car everything was happening within seconds, so fast from the first bullet coming to us waking up, the second bullet coming to us taking cover, to the third one that hit the driver in the eye.”