Aya Nakamura and her ex-companion tried Thursday for mutual violence

The Franco-Malian singer is to be tried Thursday in Bobigny alongside producer Vladimir Boudnikoff for reciprocal violence against a spouse, during a stormy evening in August.

Known for its planetary tubes including Djadja and pretty chick, the Franco-Malian singer Aya Nakamura is to be tried Thursday in Bobigny alongside producer Vladimir Boudnikoff for reciprocal violence against a spouse, during a stormy evening in August. An unusual excitement promises to reign Thursday afternoon around the twelfth chamber of the Bobigny criminal court.

Among the thirty-year-old files scheduled for this hearing, that of Aya Danioko – the real name of the singer – and her partner at the material time, Vladimir Boudnikoff, 34, aroused particular media attention. It must be said that at 27, Aya Nakamura is the most listened to French-speaking singer in the world.

The two artists, parents of a little girl and now separated, must answer for “violence by spouse with ITT of less than eight days” for events that occurred last summer at the producer’s home in Rosny-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint -Denis). “We are not in a context of heavy violence”, however nuances a source close to the file.

Collect business

On the night of Saturday August 6 to Sunday August 7, the local police intervened for the first time around 1:45 a.m. against a background of tension, traces this source. They find the singer outside the pavilion, while the producer is inside.

But at this stage, “there is no notion of violence”, she specifies, indicating that the police then leave the scene.

Later in the night, Aya Nakamura returns to the scene accompanied by two friends, explaining that she wants to recover business, continues the source close to the investigation. Saying to fear for his safety, Vladimir Boudnikoff then warns the police who move a second time and challenge the singer and her friends.

Placed in police custody, the interpreter with gold records claims to have suffered violence from her spouse. This one is in turn taken into custody on Sunday morning.


“There weren’t really any blows”, according to the source familiar with the matter, referring to “scratches” for the two protagonists and “the fact that he kept her on the ground”. Finally the couple came out free with a subsequent summons before the criminal court.

“We did some stupid things that night and that’s life too,” the music producer wrote on Instagram a few days after the fact. “The woman I love and I are doing very well. Nothing serious, nothing,” he said. Requested by AFP on Tuesday, Warner, the singer’s label, did not respond.

Born in Bamako, Mali, Aya Nakamura grew up in Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris. His career took off with his second album “Nakamura” (2018). She released a third opus in 2020, ayawhich was also an immediate success.

His songs, which mix various musical influences, evoke universal themes and are tinged with Parisian suburban slang, touch fans all over the world. The artist is also one of the few stars to have been invited to the Fortnite video game for an interactive concert in early October.

Music producer, especially of rappers, Vladimir Boudnikoff also produced the clip for one of his flagship titles, “Pookie”. Shot at the Château de Fontainebleau, the video has peaked at some 333 million views on YouTube since its release in 2019.

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