Nigerian Music Legend, Eedris Abdulkareem has lamented that the country is still in the state of disarray, 18 years after singing his hit song, ‘Jaga Jaga’.
DAILY NIGERIAN recall that the song which described Nigeria as a country in disarray due to corruption and bad governance, was banned from airing by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration in the public shortly after its release in 2002.
Speaking while featuring on the Channels TV’s Rubbing Minds on Sunday, Mr Abdulkareem said he felt vindicated now that things still remain the same after having been criticized for his song when it was released.
“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,” Mr Abdulkareem said.
According to the singer, he would continue to speak his truth through his music.