Rapper Eedris has thrown a sub at the contemporary Nigerian musicians and their “quack” music.
In a recent chat with Vanguard, he said “The music they play today is always talking about boobs, booty and all that. For me, I think music should be educative, it should be a platform where you can educate people. Some wouldn’t know what education is all about but when they listen to music, they learn. If you listen to my music 12 years ago, I talked about the ills in the society.
“I also remembered then when I came back from Egypt, when I represented Nigeria at the Olympic Torch with Prof Pat Utomi, late Dora Akunyili, Chief Olusegun Odegbami and others, I came back and sang about the ills in the society. ‘Mr Lecturer’ was one of them, Jaga-jaga was another. Those are the kinds of songs that I do and for me, I think that is the best way to educate the people. There are lots of things to talk about; there is rape, there is insecurity and lot of more things to talk about. So why would you waste time singing about boobs and booty? It’s crazy.”
Also in the chat, the rapper who is known for his hit track “Jagajaga” stated that Nigeria is no longer Jagajaga.
“No, no no! Twelve years ago Nigeria was jaga-jaga, but now Nigeria is no more jaga jaga, even though we know that the insecurity happening in Nigeria is propaganda against government, but Dr. Jonathan is doing his best and is trying. I must tell you that for the first time, I’m very positive about this government. In three years, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been able to show Nigerians that there actually could be development”,
He further said “Our airports are being refurbished. See our road from Lagos to Ore, which has been there for fifteen years — he has done it. Now it’s three hours from Lagos to Benin. Also the Lagos-Ibadan road has also been there for years and Dr Jonathan is doing it. I am positive about this government and it is my responsibility to use music as a platform to promote what he has done.”