18 Years After My Song, Jaga Jaga, Nigeria Is Still Same – Eedris Abdulkareem

Nigerian singer and crooner of the popular song ‘JAGA JAGA’, Eedris Abdulkareem, says he will continue to speak loud in his music.

Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja, who is popularly known as Eedris Abdulkareem, spoke on Sunday, in an interview with the Channels TV, saying that he now feels vindicated 18 years after the release of his hit song, ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’, seeing that the country has remained in the same fate despite critics on him.

According to the renowned singer, he vowed to continue to speak the truth via his music. Adding that it is the ‘Legacy’ that would be left behind after he is no more in the industry.

9jatoday reports that Eedris during the interview said, even though he had been berated in the past by some Nigerian Leader, most especially the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, for the release of his song ‘JAGA JAGA’, that he now feels vindicated because the country has remained the same.

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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.”

9jatoday understands that the word ‘Jaga Jaga’ is a popular term which is most time used among Nigerians to describe something that is in a state of chaos or disarray.

“For me, life is about choices and whatever you choose to stand for, you have people who want to live that life with you,” Eedris retorted.


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