FACT-CHECK: Famous Northern Nigerian Singer DJ AB Not Dead

VERDICT: False

CLAIM:

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, fact-checkers at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a post on Facebook which claimed that famous northern singer DJ Abba is dead. 

According to the Facebook post, the famous singer died at the age of 32. 

The post read in part: “ DJ AB may your soul rest in pics {sic}, Age 32 Allah ya jiqansa”

FACT: 

Checks by fact-checkers at CDD revealed that the famous singer DJ Abba is alive and healthy.

Also, contrary to the claim that he is 32-years-old, information available on the internet described DJ Abba as a 26-year-old recording artist born on December 28, 1993.

A reaction by DJ Abba to the claim show the singer is alive. DJ Abba took to his official Twitter page to debunk the claim after a fan drew his attention to the post.

He tweeted: “This is the 85th time Facebook people are RIP’n me, It’s not funny tho!”

CONCLUSION: 

Famous northern singer DJ AB is alive and healthy. Information available on the internet described DJ Abba as a recording artist born on December 18, 1993.

CDD urges the public to disregards the post and always ensure they verify news before disseminating.

You can send claims and messages to CDD for verification, messages can be sent via: +2349062910568.

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