Eedris Abdulkareem is a Nigerian hip hop singer, popularly known for his hits years back. Most especially the song that sparked controversies and was eventually banned. You might be wondering or rather furious to know what actually transpired. This page covers extensively all the information you’re in need of.
Eedris Abdulkareem Biography
Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja was born to a very large family in Kano State , Nigeria, his father hails from Ilesha, Osun State, and his mother from Ogun State. He spent his childhood days in Kano, where he adopted Kano State as his state of origin. He has eight brothers and they all lived together but unfortunately his father died when the was just two years old.
Abdulkareem starred with hip-hop band, The worked from 1997 until they got seperated in the year 2002. He still sings as a solo artist and released the album P.A.S.S. (“Pains And Stress = Success”) in 2002.. Its track “Wackawickee MC’s” greatly accused Tony Tetuila, Plantashun Boiz and Double X Posse. Later that year, he then released an album titled Mr. Lecturer. Its title track thermalized students in Nigerian colleges and universities receiving higher grades in exchange for money and sex.
Eedris Abdulkareem Jaga Jaga
In the year 2004, Abdulkareem released his third album “Jaga Jaga”, a Yoruba term for a shambles; that declaimed corruption and the happenings in Nigeria. The title track was banned from radio by President Olusegun Obasanjo, but that didn’t continued to be played in nightclubs. The album cover was by artist Lemi Ghariokwu, known for creating many album covers for Fela Kuti.
In the month November 2005, Abdulkareem published his personal record label, La Kreem Music and released his fourth album, Letter to Mr. President. The album’s title track sternly talked about Obasanjo’s criticisms of “Jaga Jaga”; the album also starred “Flash Up Unu Lighter”, a tribute to Obasanjo’s wife, Stella, who died while undergoing surgery in Spain, and also the victims of the Bellview Airlines crash of October in the year 2005.
The ace singer bragged about his hit track ‘Jaga Jaga’, saying it’s a song which will remain evergreen in the hearts and minds of Nigerians, unlike the type of songs new age musicians put out lately which could only manage to lasts for about three months.
In a recent interview with LIB, the controversial musician, “Music must have meaning and will be ready to add value to the lives of individuals, not just about dance and shake booty.
“Any song that’s strictly about dance and shake booty, the lifetime is about three to four months. this is often why we should always be ready to have classic songs.
“I dropped ‘Jaga Jaga’ 15 years ago and it’s still there, it’s evergreen.”
Eediris released a sequel to “Jaga Jaga” in the month of January 2012 when the Occupy Nigeria protest was at it’s peak against lifting of fuel subsidies.
He has also starred on several tracks by many artists which includes “Bad Guy Baller” starring Mode 9 and VTEK and a track owned by Oba Mmega.
Eedris Abdulkareem Personal life
Abdulkareem married Yetunde in 2004. In 2019, the singer took to his social media page to announce the arrival of their new baby. Together, the couple have had two girls and a boy.
In 2000 Abdulkareem was among the personalities voted for by the Nigerian public to hold the Olympic torch during a relay through the country.
Eedris Abdulkareem Studio albums
- P.A.S.S (2002)
- Mr. Lecturer (2002)
- Jaga Jaga (2004)
- Letter to Mr. President (2005)
- King Is Back (2007)
- Unfinished Business (2010)
- Nothing But The Truth (2020)
Below are the singles the Musician has released.
- ” Jaga Jaga part 2 (2012) single
- ” Wonkere ft Fatai rolling dollar (2011) single
- ” Sekere ft Vector (2013) single
- ” Fela ft Femi Kuti (2013) single
- “I Go Whoze You ft Vtek (2013) single
- ” Trouble Dey Sleep ft Konga (2016) single
Eedris Abdulkareem Birthday, Age & Year
Eedris Abdulkareem Networth – $ 1 Million
Eedris Abdulkareem net worth has grown significantly in recent years. He net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $ 1 million dollars. The talented Musician have sang several songs that have attracted lots of attention form fans and critics. Eedris Abdulkareem has been very influential in the entertainment . He will be always known widely as one of music star finest actress even in years time.