Nigeria still dey Jaga Jaga, in fact worst pass Jaga Jaga, Eedris tells ObasanjoBy Christabel Abiodun
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo while addressing the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) forum in Lagos last Tuesday, referred to Eedris’ song Jaga Jaga.
“How could a sane man dare to call his country Jaga Jaga? It is the height of blasphemy,” he lamented.
He did not realise that Eedris Abdulkareem would spit fire at the remark. Tweeting via his handle, @idris_Abdulkarm, the Jaga Jaga crooner said, “It’s obvious that Obasanjo cannot do without me. I’m his joy therapy. Mr ex president, Nigeria still dey Jaga Jaga in fact worst pass Jaga Jaga.”
In another post, Eedris said, ‘President Obasanjo, if you truly love Goodluck as you claimed why you don’t talk to your fellow Boko Haram member to let Goodluck rule in peace.”
And just when his 5976 followers thought they had seen the worst, the singer who also had a spat with American Hip Hop artiste, 50 Cents, in 2008 tweeted, “Mr ex-president, I heard you were talking about me in your last interview hahahahahhahah, its obvious you can’t do without me. You are my mugu. Obasanjo na my mugu oooo na jeje I dey, you dey look for trouble oooo…. Hahahahahhahahahahhahahah.”
Inspired by the verbal exchange, Eedris revealed that he will be hitting the studio to record a new song titled ‘Obasanjo na my friend’.
“Watchout for my new single Obasanjo na my friend…Obasanjo, thank you for making me a star in fact talk more about me. I’m inspired!! ,’’ he tweeted.
It will be recalled that, Abdulkareem launched his own record label, La Kreem Music, in November 2005 and released his fourth album, Letter to Mr. President. The album’s title track addressed Obasanjo’s criticisms of “Jaga Jaga”; the album also featured “Flash Up Unu Lighter”, a tribute to Obasanjo’s wife, Stella, who died while undergoing surgery in Spain, and the victims of the Bellview Airlines crash of October 2005.