Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem Ajenifuja, has replied the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo, over statement he made in his song and series of allegations pointed to him by the minister.
Keyamo had alleged that Abdulkareem was attempting to blackmail him because he rejected the singer’s request to join the Buhari-led administration’s campaign team.
In a series of tweets on the Minister's handle, Keyamo said Nigeria Jagajaga Reloaded song was motivated out of the fact that he had in 2018 refused to give him N3 million.
The Nigeria JagaJaga crooner in the remix of the original version which was released with a video a few weeks ago, questioned the position of the Minister in the President Buhari administration, saying, “Where Festus Keyamo sef? He don dey chop with cabal oh.”
Responding to the allegations levelled against him by the minister, Eedris asked; “Did Festus Keyamo join the cabal or not?”
Narrating his side of the event, Eedris in a statement (with some pidgin) said; “When he [Keyamo] was in prison, I stood by him, I fought Obasanjo on behalf of all the comrades in prison, I released Jagajaga.
“When my mother was dying, I reached out to a brother, or one I thought 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 2018, I still thought the man was a comrade. Thought he could effect change in the government he served. Then 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.
”The cabal is hit. The cabal is in pain. The cabal is failing. The cabal will FALL.
“The Blackmailer said I recorded a song for Buhari. The said song is titled: “Obasanjo Write Buhari Letter”…
“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 join 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 mis-governance. This is why Jagajaga ti get e!
“Festus Keyamo na cabal.”
The Jagajaga reloaded is a four minutes song which featured other Nigeria artists like Nigga Raw. Abdulkareem reflected on last year’s #EndSARS protest, the numerous challenges confronting the country and how the leaders have failed to tackle them headlong.