Veteran Nigerian Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem, has made his GoFundMe account available to fans and well-wishers in the country in order to raise money to cover the cost of his kidney transplant procedure.
The well-known rapper claimed on his Instagram page that he was simply waiting for the doctors to contact him for the surgery and that he had posted information about the GoFundMe account he had set up to help pay his medical bills.
He said that people had reached out, asking for a GoFundMe account. He expressed gratitude to his fans and wishers for their outpouring of love and sympathy since the news of his health concerns broke.
“This is your brother and comrade Eedris Abdulkareem of “Nigeria Jaga Jaga” fame. First, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you all for the unalloyed love and care you have shown me since this sad news broke.
“I sincerely appreciate and love you all for this outpouring of genuine love and care.
However, based on the requests I have been receiving on the need for gofundme activities, I want to assure everyone that the activity is now on, . Just click on my Instagram website for the gofundme link.
I am feeling better, strong and agile in body and soul, while awaiting the doctors summons for the surgery procedures scheduled for anytime from now. Prayers, faith and staunch belief in God’s awesome works drives me.
The rapper has a kidney condition that was just recently identified.
Prior to each member going solo, Eedris first gained notoriety as a member of the band Remedies, which also featured Tony Tetuilla and Eddy Montana. In 2002, he released his debut solo album, “Pass,” which was followed by “Mr. Lecturer.”
In 2004, he released another album called “Jaga Jaga,” the title track of which focused on the injustice and suffering in Nigeria. Olusegun Obasanjo, who was president at the time, forbade the song from playing on radio and television.