By Cynthia Akande
Veteran Nigerian rapper Eedris Abdulkareem has disclosed that he is battling kidney failure and will have a surgical operation at the end of July.
This was disclosed on Wednesday on the Instagram handle of the ‘Nigeria Jaja Jaga’ crooner by his spokesperson, Hon Myke Pam.
“ASKING FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM! The Nigerian Hip Hop Czar, Social Crusader and Rights Activist, Eedris Abdulkareem of “Nigeria Jaga Jaga” fame needs the sincere and unalloyed prayers of all Nigerians and his fans around the world in these hours of his travails,” part of the statement read.
“The Lakreem Entertainment Inc. boss has recently been diagnosed with kidney failure and have been undergoing dialysis since the detection at a reputable hospital here in Lagos, Nigeria.”
It also revealed that a family member agreed to donate a kidney to the music star.
“The date for the transplant surgery is now fixed for the end of this month of July, and all arrangements and tests have been concluded, including certifying the compatibility status of the gracious donor (a family member),” it stated.
“Therefore, on behalf of the Abdulkareem family and Lakreem Entertainment Inc., we most sincerely ask for prayers and good wishes for Eedris, as we face these challenging times.”
“It’s pertinent to add here that thankfully, Eedris is full of life and in high spirit as he is bustling to go. Definitely, he’s going to come out of this and blaze up the musical stage again in due course.”
“Actually, his spirit emboldens us. We shall be updating you as we continue with this life-saving process. May God continue to bless, protect and abide with us all…Amen Hon. Myke Pam For Lakreem Entertainment.”
Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja, popularly known as Eedris Abdulkareem, is a Nigerian hip hop, RnB and Afrobeat artist, songwriter and singer.