Nigerian hip hop legend Eedris Abdulkareem in a piece of new music has called Nigeria Minister for State Labour and Employment, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo a “Senior Advocate of Nonesense”.
This came after the Minister public exposure of private conversations between Abdulkareem and Keyamo during the re-election campaign of Nigeria incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari.
In the new song titled ” Jaga Jaga Oti Get e” Abdulkareem addresses Keyamo as a “Senior Advocate of Nonesense” while expressing his dissatisfaction towards the minister and Buhari’s administration over the state of insecurity in the nation.
Also in the song, he notes Mr Keyamo’s involvement in government propaganda which he says the Buhari-led administration is full of. He asks, “Is your government not a cabal wey dey pamper plenty terrorists?” Alluding to Buhari’s cover-up of issues concerning Nigeria’s Minister of Communication and the Digital Economy, Isa Pantami and his connections to extremist and pro-terrorist sentiments.
The song also touches on the multiple reports of kidnappings across the nation as Mr Abdulkareem describes extremism as a “Hallmark” of the government. He states that many people, including him, had initially supported Mr Buhari and have now regretted their decision.
He admonished the people of Delta State to be vigilant said Keyamo aims to garner support ahead of the 2023 general elections. As there have been reports the minister may have shown interest to run for the state’s governorship.
In April, Mr Keyamo had accused the rapper of resorting to blackmail after failing to extort money from him and other government officials, after Mr Abdulkareem released a remix to the classic 2004 hit “Jaga Jaga”. read the story here
The minister backed his claims on social media, uploading screenshots of text message exchanges between himself and the rapper, violating Mr Abdulkareem’s right to privacy as well as Twitter privacy policies.
However, the offensive long thread of tweets by the minister has been removed from the bird app in line with its policy.