Nigerian singer Barry Jhay arrested in Ghana in connection to the death of his label boss, Karshy Godson [Pulse Exclusive]
The source claims that Barry Jhay is a suspect.
News broke on Sunday, March 7, 2021 that Karshy Gordon, the boss of CashNation Entertainment committed suicide by jumping from a balcony in Ghana.
Headies-winning Nigerian artist, Barry Jhay is the frontline artist of the label.
Now, Pulse Nigeria has exclusively learned that the singer has been arrested in Ghana in connection to the death of Godson.
Another source tells Pulse Nigeria that, "Barry Jhay and Karshy had a fight in Ghana over accounts and other label-related issues in Ghana. When the argument got heated, Karshy punched Barry Jhay in the mouth.
Barry Jhay confirmed this when he shared a video of his bloodied mouth on social media.
"See the way this guy beat me," he said in Pidgin English.
"I didn't do anything, I was recording. I'm done with Kash Nation," he also said.
Hours after the video emerged, news of Gordon's death was reported and police believe the incident might be connected to it.
A man named Rina, who is a friend and brother of Karshy Gordon has offered some perspective. On his leaked WhatsApp story. He wrote that, "My brother gave you his Benz worth nine million naira. He gave you his Hublot worth 15 million Naira. You're dead, Barry Jhay."
On another slide, he also wrote that, "He was putting on his shoes and some blogs and idiots are saying that he committed suicide. My brother was killed!"
The third slide of his post says that members of a confraternity, to which Barry Jhay belongs killed Godson while another slide claims that the fear of military police made Godson jump.
As at this time, all efforts to reach Barry Jhay's management has proved abortive. Pulse will update you as the news breaks further.
Life of Karshy Godson
Born Babatunde Oyerinde Abiodun, Godson launched his CashNation Entertainment with Barry Jhay as his frontline artist.
Not much was known about him before he hit headlines in June 2020 after he was arrested by the Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The anti-crime unit in a statement accused the label owner of using proceeds of his fraudulent activities to fund his lavish lifestyle.
Who is Barry Jhay?
Born Oluwakayode Junior Balogun, he is the son of late Fuji legend, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. In 2018, his record, 'Aiye' grew from the Nigerian underground to become a mainstream sleeper hit. His distinct vocals has been his most potent advantage.
In 2019, he was named Rookie of The Year at the Headies.
In 2020, he released his debut EP, Barry Back under Cash Nation Entertainment, owned by the late Karshy Godson.
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