Eedris Abdulkareem reacts to the current state of Nigeria


Veteran Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem has reignited discussions surrounding his controversial song Jaga Jaga, released 21 years ago, as he asserts that Nigeria remains in a state of disrepair.

During an interview on The Honest Bunch Podcast released on Monday, February 19, 2024, Abdulkareem, known for his outspokenness, expressed deep concern over the worsening living conditions in the country, particularly emphasizing the alarming rise in the exchange rate of the Dollar, which he predicts could soon reach N2,000.

The rapper lamented the widespread hardship prevailing in Nigeria. He criticized the government's handling of economic policies, attributing the escalating Dollar exchange rate to mismanagement by successive administrations.

In his words, “Nigeria still Jaga Jaga 21 years later. Hunger everywhere, people are dying. How will people survive when Dollar is N1600? Goodluck Jonathan left it N198. [Muhammadu] Buhari took it to N300, [Bola] Tinubu skyrocketed it to N1600. Dollar is going to N2000. So how do you want common people to survive in this country? Even the Yorubas they were shouting ‘Emilokan’, they are the ones dying of hunger now.”

Abdulkareem's poignant remarks showcase the ongoing socio-economic challenges confronting Nigeria, prompting renewed discussions on the need for comprehensive reforms to address systemic issues and improve the well-being of citizens.