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Eedris Abdulkareem: How I Paved Way For Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido

Eedris Abdulkareem
Eedris Abdulkareem

Music icon, Eedris Abdulkareem has emphasized his pivotal role in paving the way for current Afrobeats stars such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido.

He discussed how he played a vital role in the success of the raving Nigerian artists.

According to Eedris, he led the movement that resulted in the global recognition that Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, and other Nigerian artists enjoy today.

Eedris attributed the international appreciation of Nigerian artists today to his protest against the mistreatment of them by show promoters in 2004, notably during a clash with American rapper 50Cent and his G-Unit bandmates in Nigeria.

In a recent episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, Eedris Abdul Kareem acknowledged the impact of his rebellion on his career while emphasizing its role as a meaningful sacrifice that ultimately fostered the rise of Nigerian artists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido.

He said: “You heard someone like Burna Boy say nobody helped him in Nigeria. Would you have been a star without some people starting the revolution? That is a stupid talk. You wouldn’t have been where you are if we didn’t make this industry what it is; if we didn’t fight for it. Unfortunately, most of them don’t appreciate it. And I don’t give a dime.

“It [fighting for the Nigerian music industry] affected my career but it was a beautiful sacrifice that gave birth to Davido, Boy, Wizkid, and everybody today. For me, what’s more important is that I have done what God asked me to do and our music is now all over the world. I have opened the road for them. It’s their responsibility to appreciate the fight. And if they don’t, I don’t give a dime.”

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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