8 Interesting Facts About Nigerian Rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem

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8 Interesting Facts About Nigerian Rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem

8 Interesting Facts About Nigerian Rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem—-Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja popularly known by his common name Eedris Abdulkareem is a Nigerian Hip Hop, R&B and Afrobeats artist, songwriter and singer.

He is the lead singer of the defunct Nigerian Hip Hop boy band The Remedies. He is one of the pioneers of Nigerian Hip Hop music and is considered one of the most influential Nigerian rappers of all time.

Here are the things you should know about Eedris Abdulkareem:

1. Eedris was born on December 24, 1974 in Kano, Nigeria. His father is from Ilesa, Osun State, and his mother is from Ogun State, but he chose Kano as his birthplace.

2. Eedris started rapping while he was a student and came to prominence after joining the band Remedies, which included members such as Tony Tetuilla and Eddy Montana, before they parted ways and started their own careers.

3. In 2002, he released his debut solo album, Pass, which was well received by music critics. He followed it up with Mr Lecturer, which focused on sexual harassment in colleges.

4. In 2004, he released another album, Jaga Jaga, which was more controversial than the previous one. The song dealt with themes of corruption and suffering in Nigeria. However, the then President Olusegun Obasanjo banned the song from being played on radio and television

5. Eedris was also voted by millions of Nigerians to represent Nigeria and carry the Olympic torch, along with greats like Dora Akunyili and Pat Utomi.

6. In 2005, the rapper founded his own record label, Lakreem Music, and released his fourth album, “Letter to the President”, which responded to Obasanjo’s criticism of the song “Jaga Jaga”.

7. On July 24, 2016, at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards, he received a special recognition award for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

8. In June 2024, Eedris Addulkareem released a new song, “Emi Lokan”, which attracted the attention of the public.

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