Eedris Abdulkareem the Olympic torch bearer social crusader Mr lecturer has made a clarion call to his colleagues in the music industry to use their God given talent to make a difference rather than just to entertain.
“Nigeria@58, let’s come together and stand up for our country. This is a clarion call to Nigerian musicians, let’s us not only use our brand of music to entertain, educate, but, to join the struggle and radically promote Nigeria’s democracy, and earn a good reputation as music icon who wrote their names in gold in the hall of fame of music legends whose voice and legacy outlived them.” The Music legend said in his Independence message.
Continue, Eedris said “If it is not fit to live in, then our job is to make it fit” – Fela Anikulapo KUTI. “To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in”- Fela Anikulapo KUTI. These words by music icon Abami Eda , Omo Iya alaje. Omo Eleniyan Fela Anikulapo KUTI, reflect the power of the political use of music. Since music is a strong way of expressing inner thoughts and feelings, it reveals the political views and stands of people; thus serving as a political tool. Music has the power to get massive crowds pumped up, which is why it is used to bring support to various causes. In addition, music is used in elections numerous times. From a different standpoint, many musicians benefited from music as their resistance, Davido galvanize the people, captured the heart of the people, create a bond between the people need for voting good governance, campaigned and won the election, even as, it was ridiculously upturned. Davido more respect, for channelling that desire through and examining the political power of music.
“Music can be used as a satire, ie it mirrors the society and as a positive force to promote our nascent democracy, to either inspire us the people or sedate us the people, if the music is in step with an organised social movement, it can also empower us to challenge the status quo and imagine a Nigeria less alienated, just like Eedris Abdulkareem have been fighting for injustices, equity and fairness. Today, let’s stir the spirit of Fela Anikulapo KUTI, the iconoclast in all of us, challenging us to put to use the power of our creativity and music profession as citizens, the entertainers and educators of those in power, making a transition from “demo-crazy”, “demonstration of craze”, to a real working democracy for a better Nigeria.
“I Eedris Abdulkareem Clenched my Fists: The Double Black Power Salute to Fela Anikulapo KUTI, Abami Eda , Omo Eleniyan, Omo Iya Alaje your legacy is beyond Nigeria and the African continent, to all Nigerian and African Musicians that standup for the people as a symbol of solidarity and resilience, More respect. Watch out! Coming out #Political Jagajaga#, #Nigerian Politics Jagajaga#”