‘Make conscious music instead of promoting frivolities’ – Eedris Abdulkareem to Nigerian singers

Veteran Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, has expressed his thoughts on the current wave of Nigerian musicians.

According to him, the new generation of artists are simply exploiting the efforts of those who came before them for their own personal gain.

In a recent interview with SRTV, Eedris Abdulkareem emphasized the need for musicians to prioritize substance over superficiality, using their platforms to address pressing social issues rather than merely promoting frivolous content.

His concerns stems from his observation that the current generation of musicians are primarily focused on reaping the benefits of the labor and legacy of veteran artists like himself, without contributing to the greater good.

Eedris Abdulkareem believes that this self-centered approach neglects the responsibility that comes with their influence.

The “Jaga Jaga” crooner stressed that the younger generation of musicians’ pursuit of personal gain is shortsighted, as they fail to consider the impact of their actions on their extended families.

He reminded them that while they may have the means to escape the country in times of crisis, their loved ones may not be so fortunate.

In his words:

“The younger generation of [Nigerian] musicians are not ready.

“They are just there to capitalise on what we worked for and make money for themselves. They are very selfish people.

“They feel they and their family have Visas to flee the country if crisis arises but they should remember that their extended family members don’t have Visas.

“They will all die here. So, don’t be selfish. Use your music to talk about ills in the society as much as you are using your music to promote frivolities.”

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