- Nigerian singer Eedris Abdulkareem has revealed his thoughts about the state of Nigeria
- In an interview, the singer referred to his 2002 song, Nigeria Jaga Jaga, stating that the country is still 'jaga jaga'
- Abdulkareem also talked about his song, Mr Lecturer, while referring to the 2019 BBC viral documentary
Popular Nigerian singer Eedris Abdulkareem has shared his thoughts on the state of Nigeria and the music industry in an interview. The singer noted that it is sad that the things he fought against 18 years ago are still being done.
The singer noted that he feels vindicated because the things he criticised openly with his songs 18 years ago have remained the same.
In an interview with Channels TV, Abdulkareem referred to two of his songs, Nigeria Jaga Jaga and Mr Lecturer. The singer noted that the country is still jaga jaga.
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He also stated that 18 years ago he met a lady who was being harassed by her lecturer and he had to warn the lecturer to stop harassing the lady identified as Bimbo Owoyemi. He added that he released Mr Lecturer after that.
Abdulkareem referred to the 2019 BBC viral documentary, that caught lecturers harassing students on camera, and said that these things are still happening despite releasing Mr Lecturer 18 years ago.
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He said: “In 2002 I dropped Nigeria Jaga Jaga, and the ex-president came on the National TV and said that boy wey sing that song, na him papa and him family jaga jaga.
I was very happy that my message got to the president. I was very happy that the president talked back at me because that means they were listening and today I’ve been vindicated again because Nigeria is still jaga jaga."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian-American rapper Wale was captured recently speaking good about Nigeria. In an interview, Wale advised people to visit Nigeria as the country has fliest cultures, weddings, and food. Wale who is a successful American rapper has often shown how proud he is to be from Nigeria.
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