Eedris AbdulKareem, trending in the social media space after Nigerian Minister of State Labour Festus Keyamo accuses him of blackmail.
The allegation follows the release of his new album ‘Jagajaga Reloaded’.
Festus Keyamo alleged that the Nigerian artiste have being trying to blackmail him with the song.
The veteran artiste released the first version of the album ‘Jaga-Jaga’ in 2004.
The song was banned from playing on radio and also from performing live concerts and events.
AbdulKareem third song “Jaga-Jaga”, (Yoruba word meaning great disorder), which he used to address corruption and suffering in Nigeria.
The song did not go down well with former President Olusegun Obasanjo led administration.
The song was perceived as portraying the country in a bad light.
Eedris AbdulKareem is popularly known for albums that addresses political, cultural and societal issues in Nigeria.
Eedris Turayo AbdulKareem Ajenifuja was born in 1974. He performed with hip-hop and The Remedies from 1997 until split-up in 2002.
He continued as a solo artiste and releases the album P. A.S.S (Pains And Stress = Success) in 2002.
Later the same year, he released another album title ‘Mr. Lecturer’ that addresses sex for grades issues in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
In response to the temporary ban from the music scene in 2005, the crooner released another album, ‘Letter to Mr President’.
In the album, he addresses the then President Obasanjo on corruption issues in the country.
The Minister of state for Labour, accuses the rapper of blackmail after he refuses to give him money to support President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
The Minister shares screenshot of his claims on Twitter page to show evidence that the rapper have been begging him for money.
Later, Eedris responded to the Minister via Instagram saying ‘Keyamo is in pains because of his next ambition to become governor’.
The rapper also revoked the claim about him asking for money to support Buhari administration.
“I only reached out to a brother for support when his mother was sick,” he said.
He explained that JagaJaga reloaded “is facts. Nigeria never had it so bad. The Jagajaga has taken another big dimension. We must keep asking questions. We must ask the cabal questions.”