Sunday, 17 August 2014

Eedris Abdulkareem says his new album is in support of GEJ & his administration

Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem was a guest on Channels TV's
Sunrise programme yesterday Aug. 16th where he revealed
that his forthcoming album titled G2G or G to G is mostly
about asking Nigerians to stop the attack on Pres. Jonathan
and leave him to rule. He believes GEJ has done well for
"Since I was born a Nigerian growing up, I have always
known that propaganda is the issue and they just share
the money up and down. This Lagos-Ibadan expressway
has been there for fifteen years by the former Minister of
Works, Baba Tony Anenih and they didn't do
anything .Goodluck is doing that road. That is the
Federal government road, He is working on it. Our
airport has been reformed. Thirdly our agricultural sector,
farmers don't get their fertilizer directly but today they
get their fertilizer, fertilizer is now a big business. So it is
important we say all these things because most people
don't know. We all know that the insecurity is
propaganda. " he said. Continue...
Asked if his new crusade for GEJ is because he hopes to get
something out of it, Eedris replied;
"I was was the first person that came out in the rally
when Pres. Goodluck Jonathan increased the fuel
price at Ojota. I have never seen Goodluck before
but what I know is going on with that guy is a big
propaganda and they should leave him alone let him
work. When I sang jagajaga, did anybody pay me?
If opposition paid me, by now I go don get plenty
billions. So its simple, the facts must be told. When I
sang Nigeria jagajaga, it was 12 years ago and this
is 12 years later, so why is everybody blaming the
poor guy? because he is from Niger Delta or because
the presidency has left the north?" he said.
Eedris also criticized Nigerian artistes who pay international
acts to feature in their songs. He said it's unacceptable and
only happens because the Nigerian music industry is not
"The music industry is not regulated, it is an individual
effort. People like Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Mr John
Momoh and Kenny Ogungbe have sacrificed their
personal money to take the music industry to this level.
The music industry is not regulated. It is an individual
effort. So it is important that the music industry be
regulated so that our artiste would be paid their
royalties, mechanical rights and all that. Don't forget,
everybody that plays their songs don't pay them royalty.
Some of them even go to the stations to pay people to
play their music. International acts want to come because
they know that their is money in Nigeria and we are not
doing one thing right, we are not treating our artistes
with respect and love. Why would you bring someone
from America and you would pay the person $1.5m and
you pay your own artiste here N10million and your
artiste would be on stage for the next one hour and the
person you brought from America would perform only
10minutes and he would leave. Why?
Because their industry is regulated out there and they get
their mechanical rights. For example, do you know some
of our artistes travel out there and they get to pay these
international artistes money to feature in their album? Its
not done. Americans don't do that. They come together
and do a duet and they leave the rest for the
management to bring in the money on the table but our
own people would take their own money to go do that.
Its crazy! So it is an individual effort. Artiste in Nigeria
are not united" he said

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