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I Was Once Jailed In Ivory Coast Over Fake EEC Passport – Music Executive, Larry Gaaga


Nigerian music executive, Larry Gaaga has said he was once jailed in Ivory Coast over a fake passport.

Gaaga disclosed this during an interview with music journalist, Joey Akan.

According to him, the arrest happened years ago after some locals sold him a fake passport in his desperation to emigrate.

“I don’t make people feel like they need me, even when you come to me for something. I came from a very poor home. I don’t want to go back to poverty. I was born in my hometown, in Okija, Anambra state,” he said.

“But I grew up in Mushi, Lagos from where I moved to Okota, Isolo because I schooled in Apata  Memorial. I’m a first child. My dad, when he started making money, he spent a lot on me to go to school.

“But he was confused too. Today it’s about being a doctor. Tomorrow, it’s the lawyer. You know how parents can be. All my life, I wanted to travel. I even made some moves that got me arrested and jailed. Where’s Ivorycoast again?

“They locked me up. Some Ibadan boys sold me a fake EEC passport. I was moving with my friends. We’ve done different things to get out of the country, thinking, if you’re in London or America, you’ve made it.

“He wanted and expected a lot from me. He was disappointed in me. No matter what I studied, I just wanted to have a certificate. I followed my uncle’s advice but it wasn’t what my father wanted. Today, he’s a happy man.”

Reports say Gaaga gained fame with the success of ‘Gaaga Shuffle’, a song he performed alongside music legend, 2Baba.

He began his career in the entertainment industry in 2012 as the GM of YSG, managing Vector, the rapper.

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