Nigerian singer Eedris Abdulkareem and Nigerian Minister of State, Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo have continued to engage in a merciless fight like a couple going through a bad breakup.
The problem started after Eedris released his latest single, Jaga Jaga Reloaded, on April 20 2021.
The controversial singer threw a jibe at the Minister when he said he was eating with the cabal.
The duo, who were friends before the soup got sour, accused each other of corruption and blackmail.
While the Minister’s statement, which was released in the early hours of Sunday, April 25, claimed Eedris mentioned his name in the song following his refusal to lend him some money, Eedris said he thought the Minister was a comrade who was fighting for the downtrodden.
Eedris has not denied the allegation. However, he said he reached out to “a brother or one” – referring to Keyamo, when “my mother was dying.”
The singer in a statement personally shared with Standard Gazette said, “I thought he was a brother and a comrade. Could he have helped, yes, did he help, NO…such was the wickedness of his heart that he munched and kept personal details for three years…real Hallmark of a Blackmailer!”
In his defence, Eedris said he thought Keyamo was a comrade who was fighting for a change but disappointed that he “joined the cabal,” “he became inner caucus and held the steering wheel spiralling Nigeria into doom.
He joined to crush the revolution of the youths; he joined the cabal—the cabal which mowed down our youths at LEKKI TOLL GATE.
“With a vexed spirit, I went again to the studio for “Jagajaga Reloaded”, and the Blackmailer went to town. The cabal is awoken, hit, in pain, failing, and the cabal will FALL.
Festus Keyamo said, on Sunday morning, that Eedris recorded a song for Buhari, but Eedris Abdulkareem, who isn’t afraid of controversy, said the song title was “Obasanjo Write Buhari Letter”.
He argued that the lyrics of the song would explain that Keyamo is a “devious and dubious” Senior Advocate Blackmailer of Nigeria.
“Issues raised on Jagajaga Reloaded are facts. Nigeria never had it so bad.
“The Jagajaga has taken a gargantuan dimension. We must keep asking questions. We must ask the cabal questions.
“Festus Keyamo don joins the cabal. He is in pains because his next ambition is to be governor of Delta State. Perhaps to localise grand looting, terrorism, murdering and raping of our citizens, kidnapping, which his cabal have romanticised and packaged as banditry, and sundry other “misgovernance.” This is why Jagajaga ti get e!”