Meet Yomi Sars: A flashy SARS operative, who is also a musician in Lagos

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Nigerians are crying out over police brutality meted out by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force. And while the conversations about police reforms are ongoing, we take a look at a member of the force who is a cop by day, and a musician by night.

Yomi Sars, aka Gucci Mane Eko (Lagos Gucci Mane) is a 30 year-old singer and rapper who combines tackling crime with recording and releasing music. He’s a native of Lagos state, who is popular in circles of the music industry.
He makes music from the streets and for the streets. A look through his growing discography sees him drawing inspiration from the Lagos mainland, and turning that into music. His delivery style is core street, where he freestyles in Yoruba, over heavy beats.
But he wasn’t always on the street. According to him, he was attracted to the streets at an early age, and left home to go find his path there.
“I was born with a silver spoon but I left the confort of my home to be on the Street just as if I knew my mum won't stay on for long......I thank God who led my path on the street and make me a better person.”

Yomi Sars is popular amongst entertainers in the music industry. His position in the force, ensures that he attracts the friendship of many entertainers. One of his closest pals is Olamide, the indigenous rapper. The duo have a strong bond, appearing at numerous concerts together and giving shout outs on social media. His other friendship circle include A-list artists such as Pasuma Wonder, Reminisce, Wizkid, Phyno, Davido and more.