Open Letter To Eedris Abdulkareem: ‘My Honest Advice To The Jaga Jaga Crooner’



Written By Bimbo Olaitan.

Please don’t take this personal or as an insult, Mr. Eedris Abdulkareem. I am a concern music fan who likes you. I am inspired by your recently recordings “I GO WHOOZ” & the new one “MORINGA”. You’re not my favorite though, but I like your person but has problem with your personality in the face of the public. Discussing with my friends that I have had close relationship or that have really come close to you. I felt bad hearing their views on your personality and your words. It’s sad to hear how humble and nice they said you are but believe me people don’t see you that way.

I don’t know how or where to start from but it’s no doubt that the only controversial Nigerian music star Eedris Abdulkareem, is on comeback spotlight radar with his recent singles. It has never happened in the history of the Nigerian Music Industry, that an artiste made a comeback after years of silence. Eedris Abdulkareem has always being a self acclaimed last man standing. Looking back at his past troubles and controversies excluding his glorious years plus the dramatic scenario his song “Nigeria Jaga Jaga” caused him. His issue with 50 cent, Nigerian Brewery and the presidency banned on him then.

I have nothing against him but just piece words of advice to you Mr. Abdulkareem. 1st I must confessed I love your never say die spirit. But my major problem with you was your past PR and the way you present yourself. In all honesty you deserve our applause because all the trouble you had came fighting either for your right or for others. The only ‘But’ has always been your later approach and attitude toward certain things and final conclusion.

Thinking of it, maybe the people around you are scared to tell you the truth and you end up getting yourself into the bad hands of the public. Your PR then is not a professional I guess, because publicity is not just about controversy alone and bad ones for that matter. For instance, your words on Dbanj and Don Jazzy have become regular gist which people are tired of; even your fans.

Listening to your new single “Moringa” which trended for two days across the social media, I felt happy for you because I can sense an historical comeback. Please it will be in your best interest to do away with your old habits which I felt you are already working on.I was at the Felabration 2013 concert and I was fortunate to watch your performance and studied you. I could sense you are humble but your image in the face of the public like i said earlier seems different.

Your two recent singles “I GO WHOOZ U” & “MORINGA” are classic tracks that fit in with a chance to become a great hit.

Though many have issues with your track “I GO WHOOZ U” with the lines against Don Jazzy. I was surprise also at first until I read the write-up from Gbemi Adesuwa on the issue and I listened to the track again before I understood you were not actually dissing Don Jazzy, how many people do you think will accept you are not?

This new track “MORINGA” is not my kind of music though but it’s a good song and i believe it has a better chance. Your next single and conducts will determine if you can achieve an historical comeback sir.
Please do away with the spirit of ‘I don’t care’ and start showing you do. You can become great and celebrated again.

There is more money in the music business now unlike how it was years back when you championed the game.

Your new track “MORINGA” shows you can be a good brand ambassador but you need to prove you can. No brand wants to be associated with an arrogant individual but a good role model. Don’t get me wrong sir. Over the years you’ve proven to be an individual who can be a good role model but you need to clean the past image people had of you and prove to us you’re worthy.

We know you’ve done a lot for this industry but let your music speak it and not you saying it all the time alone. Reporters can push words into your mouth, be wise and I know you’re smart. Don’t let them bring you down like they did for many other artistes. Also let me quickly say this, it will be nice for you to take hold of the boy called VTEK because the young man has proven to us that he can be part of your re-branding judging from your two songs with him. We already notice his awesomeness on PSquare’s recent songs including the “Personally” song which was said to be co-produced alongside Paul Okoye of the Psquare.

A word they said it enough for the wise. Kindly think about all what I have said sir and take the ones that you felt are truth into use. Please I am begging you because I can see a future ahead of you if only…
Thanks for your time.

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  1. First if all the write up was unnecessary long. The English poor. But the idea brilliant. I’m not a fan of Eedris; I’ve not even heard his new singles. But I’m familiar with his ‘lyricless’ songs.

    I totally supported his stand against NBL, 50 Cents and co. But my only advice would be for him to quit smoking that ish. That confidence u think it gives us is only two stages away from madness.

  2. GO EEDRIS GO, either it is your decision to make your contribution into the entertainment market seasonal or not, it is ur duty to make all this advices yours and yours for ever, i pray that past events and issue tagged faces that might want to invite your anger “pay-back time” kinda attitude will locate bar-ear before fixing their casting around your attention , UPPER i can see you sir BLUEFACE DEY SAYS SO…

  3. @akadonye stardard. They asked u to comment on edris not Davido. Was the open written to Davido? U beta use ur brain so u can see people that will help u, coz i can see ur status through ur profile pix background.


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