Controversial singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, in Jaga Jaga Oti Get e, his newly-released track, dragged Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity.
In the track, Abdulkareem addresses Keyamo as a “Senior Advocate of Nonsense”, as he raised points on the state of insecurity of the country.
The music star also talked about the minister’s involvement in government propaganda, which he said the President Muhammadu 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 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.
As reported on Newsrand, Keyamo had last month (April 2021) called out Abdulkareem, of resorting to blackmail after failing to extort money from him and other government officials.
Reacting to a remix of the music star’s 2014 monster hit, Jaga Jaga, the minister backed his claims on social media, uploading screenshots of text message exchanges between himself and the rapper.
Keyamo described the song as a cheap attempt by the rapper to hit back at him. He said this was because he did not encourage the rapper’s attempt to extort money to support President Buhari.
“Eedris Abdulkareem just released a song, ‘Jaga Jaga reloaded’, w. he waxed the following lyrics, “I laughed out so loud and even danced to the rhythm too. But t.’s a small story behind this poor attempt at blackmail,’’ Keyamo’s tweets read.
Keyamo continued: “In 2018 when I was named the Director of Strategic Communications for Buhari Campaign Organisation; Eedris waxed a song in support of Buhari & wanted to join us, albeit for a fee. He then made desperate efforts to see me through text messages from his phone no.
“I explained that my job was voluntary. It was the same thing I told so many other so-called activists-by-day-and-hustlers-at-night who secretly approached me. He then switched to the fact that he wanted a loan to pay for his hotel bills to the tune of N1.3 m & to cater for his ‘sick mum’.
“That was already running into more than N3m. However, one govt functionary called me to say he told him another story that his child was sick.
‘‘He begged me to introduce him to Malami (AGF), Amaechi & the SGF and to paint a good ‘PR’ for him. He pledged that he was with us in the campaign with his whole ‘body and soul’. But at this point, I knew he was a desperate hustler who could embarrass me. So, I ghosted him.”
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