Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has a farewell message for the outgoing Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris. In an Instagram post today, Eedris wrote, ‘former IGP Idris Ibrahim, I personally welcome you to another phase of life! I congratulate you as you join the class of Retired Public Office Holders (RPOH), If you did well as the Police Boss, May Goodness follows you’.
But if you did bad because you were acting on instruction, causing untold hardship to innocent citizens, May your Retirement Age be as miserable as the lives of others you made miserable. Amen.
Abdulkareem performed with hip-hop band The Remedies from 1997 until they split in 2002. He continued as a solo artist and released the album P.A.S.S. (“Pains And Stress = Success”) in 2002. Its track “Wackawickee MC’s” criticized Tony Tetuila, Plantashun Boiz and Double X Posse. Later in the same year he released an album titled Mr. Lecturer. Its title track thematised students in Nigerian colleges and universities receiving higher grades in exchange for money and sex.
In 2004 Abdulkareem released his third album Jaga Jaga, a Yoruba term for a shambles, declaiming corruption and suffering in Nigeria. The title track was banned from radio by President Olusegun Obasanjo, but continued to be played in nightclubs. The album cover was by artist Lemi Ghariokwu, known for creating many album covers for Fela Kuti.