Alleged Defamation: Court Grants Dammy Krane N50,000 Bail


Nigerian singer Johnson Oyindamola, popularly known as Dammy Krane, who was arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos State, has been granted bail in the sum of N50,000.

The singer was docked on three counts bordering on conspiracy, threat to life, defamation, and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace, proffered against him by the police.

He was said to have threatened the lives of staff members of betting company, Merrybet Gold Limited, on July 29, 2019, and also released a song in which he accused the firm of breach of contract.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector J.I Enang, the defendant (Dammy Krane) attended a game show sponsored by the betting company, but lost.

He was, however, said to have demanded some money for appearing on the show but the firm disagreed, insisting that the sum was only given to winners.

The embittered musician subsequently announced via radio that the betting firm owed him money and breached a contractual agreement.

“Oyindamola and others at large on July 29, 2019, at Cool FM in Lagos, conspired with others at large to commit felony to wit: Conduct likely to cause breach of peace and threat to life.

“Oyindamola and others at large on the same date, time and place, threatened the life of the staff of Merrybet Gold Limited,” the prosecutor said.

According to him, the offences committed are punishable under Sections 301, 411 and 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the 27-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to the three counts against him.

Thereafter, his counsel, Mr Adebayo Oniyelu, urged the court to grant him bail in liberal terms, saying that he is a first-time offender.

Oniyelu, also assured the court that he would be available whenever he is needed.

He said, “We humbly apply for the bail of the defendant, Section 35 (5), states that an accused person is still presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

“He is a well-known and a popular musician, if granted bail, he would be made available. He has been in police custody since Friday 13, September”.

In his response, Enang said he was going to oppose the bail, describing the offence as a national issue.

Meanwhile, one of the company’s representatives, Mr Otemu Anaonye, maintained that the company is not owing the defendant.

The company’s lawyer, Mr N. Anachebe, who was holding watching brief, said, “The defendant posted audio and video messages on his Instagram page claiming that the company was owing him, he was asked to pull it down, but he refused.”

After listening to parties in the matter, Magistrate Botoku asked, if the crux of the matter was defamation, she said if so, it should be a civil matter.

Anachebe in response said, “a case of defamation can be both criminal and civil”.

A lawyer in the court Mr Olumide Ajetunmobi, applied to be added as one of the sureties in the case.

“I humbly apply to stand as additional surety, for the defendant,” he said.

Consequently, Magistrate Botoku, granted the singer the bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till October 11, for mention.

Dammy Krame who was previously signed to 2baba’s Hypertek Records is not a stranger to controversies.

On June 19, 2017, he was arrested in Miami, U.S for alleged credit card fraud.

His details were also updated onto the US jail base website.

According to a report published by Miami News Times at the time, he used a bogus card to book a private jet flight to Washington, D.C.

When authorities searched him, they found seven false credit cards in his wallet.

He was, however, released from jail in Miami after meeting the bail conditions, set at $7,500.

The 27-year-old pop star rose to prominence in 2012, when he released his single ‘My Darling’.

Alleged Card Theft Dammy Krane gets Bail Finally

Nigerian music entertainer Dammy Krane has been released after meeting bail condition with the payment of $7,500.

The “Amin” crooner who pleaded not guilty to the charges of credit card fraud has his court hearing fixed for June 23, 2017, according to the Miami-Dade County Criminal Justice Online System.

The artiste earlier demanded a trial by jury, choosing an option of a waiver pre-trial conference.

Dammy Krane Releases ‘Girlfriend’ Music Video

Dammy krane, Girlfriend, Dammy krane has released the music video for his track ‘Girlfriend’, and the first since joining forces with Davido-led DMW label.

In the new project, the ‘ladies man’,  showed his affectionate side towards his love interest, while dedicating the love tune to “lovers out there”.

‘Girlfriend’ was released as a collaboration between the usual Suspekt and DMW and the video was directed by Morgan Cashboy.

Sit back and enjoy.


Dammy Krane Talks About Dropping Big Mix Tape

Dammy KraneA popular Nigerian artiste, Dammy Krane, made statements that centred on his relationship with God, with him saying “once there is God in my life, I am covered”.

On ‘Rubbin’ Minds’ on Sunday, he told Ebuka that he will be dropping a Big Dammy Krane mix tape in August.

Making reference to how he  is doing under Hypertek Records, he said working with 2face had been interesting and rewarding.

“I am Hypertek and I am happy. Working with 2Face has been very good. He has motivated me to move on. He is a Jolly Good Fellow,” Krane said.

“The Temple Of God” 

On his kind of music, he graded it as a ’21st century Fuji’.

“It is a concoction of Fuji and other kinds of music genres. I think it is high time other artists from other countries begin to copy us. If we can own our music here, people can copy us.”

On his relationship with God, he said: “I don’t joke about my relationship with God.

“I started my music from the Church. My grand-mother is someone that is very close to God and some of the pictures i used in my music are pictures she keeps in her bible. I believe that once there is God in my life I am covered. If you look at my body, I don’t have tattoos and there is no piecing. My body is the temple of God and I cannot tattoo it”.

Dammy Krane Releases Debut Album ‘Enterkraner’

Dammy Krane Nigerian Afro Pop and Fuji star, Dammy Krane, has  released his debut album, ‘the Enterkraner’, in digital version.

The Lagos born songwriter rose to fame on the Nigerian music scene with his several hit songs like Ligali, Sabi Dance and My Dear.

The album, ‘The Enterkraner’, produced by Hypertek Digital/960 Music Group, would be distributed globally, reducing piracy and providing authentic tracking of where it is sold.

Born Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, Dammy Krane will release the album, Enterkraner, to other digital and physical platform by September 2, 2014.

The release of The Enterkraner would coincide with a celebration of Dammy’s Creative Style by Moet and Chandon (Rose VIP Nights).

Events planned around The Enterkraner digital release include, a Pulse VIP Night holding at N-Tyce Lounge, Victoria Island and later that same night, a live performance at New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja.

Known for his melodic voice, Dammy Krane, has  received  numerous nominations, including The Next rated Award at the Headies and won one award, Rookie of the Year at the Headies 2012.



Dammy Krane Debuts 2 New Tracks

Dammy-Krane-960 Music Group/Hypertek Digital presents 2 new singles off Dammy Krane’s highly anticipated debut album titled “The Enterkraner”.

Just days after the release of 2Face Idibia‘s ‘The Ascension’ album, Dammy Krane debuts his singles ‘Amin’, and ‘In Case of Incasity’ featuring Davido.

Amin is a slow tempo that leaves listeners hopeful for the future, while In Case of Incasity is a Club Banger.

The release date for ‘The Enterkraner’ album would soon be announced.



In Case of Incasity featuring Davido


2face Idibia’s Ascension Album Release Party

Vet15eran musician, 2Face Idibia, on Saturday, had a launch party for his new album – “The Ascension” at Escape, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Guests spotted at the launch include Jermaine Jackson, Peter Okoye, Tiwa and Teebillz, Fade Ogunro, Gbenga Adeyinka, Olamide, Niyola, Sasha P, BOJ, Dammy Krane, Tola Odunsi, Ono Bello, Ehiz, Pucado, Onos O, Ruby and others.

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Dammy Krane Drops Hot New ‘Xterristics’ Video

One of Nigeria’s young music stars, Dammy Krane, has droppped a brand new music video for his song titled ‘Xteristics’ and it is hot!

The new video shows the ‘My Dear’ crooner performing the dance track while flanked by gorgoeusly clad video vixens, who strut, twist and whine as they catwalk in a fashion parade.

Xteristics video is produced by 2face owned Hypertek records, which the young act is singed to.


Video: Efa Features Dammy Krane In ‘Open & Close’

Fast-rising Nigerian rapper, Efa, has finally released the official music video for the song titled “Open & Close,” featuring “My Dear” crooner, Dammy Krane.

The song which was initially released last year is a D’Tunes production.

The video was directed by Mr. Mish.

Female Rapper Tipsy Features Dammy Krane In ‘Tin Geh Geh’ Video

Nigerian dancer turned musician, Tipsy has just released a brand new video ‘Tin Geh Geh’ featuring the ‘My Dear’ crooner, Dammy Krane.

Tipsy, whose real name is Yewande Abiodun, was born in Akure, Ondo State is currently signed to BigBoyz Ent.

In this new video, the dancer turned musician gives us a remarkable blend of an upbeat dance hall vibe accompanied with Yoruba lyrics.

If you need a few tips for your wardrobe as well as for the dancefloor, then ‘tin geh geh’ is teh video you need to see…

Burna Boy & Dammy Krane tie for 1st place at The Headies Rookie competition

Upcoming musicians Burna Boy and Dammy Krane have tied for 1st place at the ongoing Headies Rookie competition.

The Rookie competition was set by The Headies to give one talented upcoming act, a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on the big stage.

In the past weeks, members of the public have voted talented upcomers to meet the eligibility criteria of the Headies Rookie Competition.

The top 5 artistes were Slim T, Yung L, Saeon, Burna Boy and Dammy Krane.

Slim T came 5th, Yung L 4th, Saeon 3rd and he will be performing at the Nominees Parties in Lagos on October 13th & Abuja on October 19th.

While Burna Boy and Dammy Krane have a strong tie for the 1st position and will be performing at the Headies 2012 come October 20th.