At the origin of the crisis, jealousy and a wedding to which the singer was not invited, unlike her spouse. In these celebrations participated a former companion of the producer. The argument took place in several acts.
Franco-Malian R’n’B-pop star Aya Nakamura and her ex-husband producer Vladimir Boudnikoff were sentenced this Thursday, February 23, by the Bobigny criminal court to a fine of 10,000 and 5,000 euros for “reciprocal violence on a spouse” dating from August 2022. During the trial, on January 26, the prosecutor had requested a fine of 5,000 euros for Aya Danioko – her real name – the most listened to French-speaking artist in the world , 2,000 euros for his former companion.
Neither the lawyers nor the defendants were present for the deliberations. The lawyers will consult with their clients to decide on a possible appeal. Present at the trial, the ex-spouses returned to the stormy night of August 6 to 7, 2022 in Rosny-sous-Bois, near Paris, where they lived with their six-month-old daughter. At the origin of the crisis, jealousy and a wedding to which the singer was not invited, unlike her spouse. In these celebrations participated a former companion of the producer.
“He was trying to calm me down in his own way”
The argument took place in several acts. Screams erupted, objects flew and physical violence was committed in the music studio located in the basement. “He started getting more and more angry, hugging me, trying to calm me down in his own way,” the singer said. She admitted giving him a slap that unsettled Vladimir Boudnikoff and knocked him to the ground.
Vladimir Boudnikoff, for his part, recognized a lack of calm, especially when Aya Nakamura returned later in the evening to collect things, accompanied by two friends. Out of “fear” in the face of these men whom he does not particularly like, he points a dummy weapon at them. Since then, the couple has been separated, but assured to maintain a good relationship in the interest of his daughter.
Born in Bamako, Aya Nakamura grew up in Seine-Saint-Denis (a suburb of Paris). Her career took off with her second album “Nakamura” (2018), followed by “Aya” in 2020, giving her the status of the most listened to French-speaking singer in the world. The day after her trial, on January 27, she released her latest opus, “DKN”, taken from the initials of her last name, Danioko.
34-year-old producer Vladimir Boudnikoff also directed the clip for one of Aya Nakamura’s hits, “Pookie”, which peaked at 338 million views on YouTube since its release in 2019.