Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja (born December 24, 1974), popularly known as Eedris Abdulkareem, is a Nigerian hip hop, R&B and Afrobeat artist, songwriter and singer. He was the lead rapper of the defunct Nigerian hip hop boy band The Remedies. He is one of the pioneers of Nigerian hip hop and he is regarded as one of the most influential Nigerian Rappers of all time.[1][2]

Eedris Abdulkareem
Eedris Abdulkareem at the endSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria
Eedris Abdulkareem at the endSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria
Background information
Birth nameEedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja
Born (1974-12-24) 24 December 1974 (age 49)
Kano, Nigeria
OriginOsun State, Nigeria
GenresR&B, African hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, farmer
Years active1996–present
LabelsKennis Music (? – 2005)
La Kreem Music (2005 – Present)

He was born in a polygamous family in Kano, Nigeria. His father was from Ilesha, Osun State, and his mother was from Ogun State, all in the south western part of Nigeria, but he adopted Kano State as his state of origin. He lost his father at the age of two and eight of his elder siblings as time went by.[3][non-primary source needed]

Abdulkareem is married to Yetunde and they have children.[4]

In 2000, Abdulkareem was among the personalities voted for by the Nigerian public to carry the Olympic torch in a relay through the country.[5]

Discography edit

Studio albums edit

  • Pass (2002)
  • Mr. Lecturer (2002)
  • Jaga Jaga (2004)
  • Letter to Mr. President (2005)
  • King Is Back (2007)
  • Unfinished Business (2010)
  • Nothing But The Truth (2020)

Singles edit

  • "Wonkere ft Fatai rolling dollar" (2011)
  • "Jaga Jaga part 2" (2012)
  • "Sekere" ft Vector (2013)
  • "Fela ft Femi Kuti" (2013)
  • "I Go Whoze You ft Vtek" (2013)
  • "Trouble Dey Sleep" ft Konga (2016)
  • "Jaga Jaga Reloaded" (2021)
  • "Oti Get E" (2021)

References edit

  1. ^ Madaki, Rishama (5 December 2022). "Top 10 Greatest Nigerian Rappers Of All Time: The G.O.A.T.S of Rap In Nigeria". Soot Africa: Retrieved 21 January 2024.
  2. ^ Nigeria, Guardian (5 September 2020). "Ten years after, Eedris Abdulkareem returns with Nothing But The Truth". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Retrieved 21 January 2024.
    - Abubakar, Jamiu (25 May 2021). "How Growing Up Without A Father Shaped My Life - hip hop icon, Eedris Abdulkareem". City People. Retrieved 7 November 2023.
  4. ^ Royal, David O. (24 August 2022). "Eedris Abdulkareem thanks wife for donating kidney". Vanguard News. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  5. ^ Odumade, Omotolani (8 August 2016). "Nigerian celebrities who have carried the Olympic Torch". Pulse. Ringier Nigeria. Retrieved 23 April 2017.