Monday, 12 July 2010


Controversial Nigerian Rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem, has swallowed his pride by apologising to Nigeria Breweries Plc on Sunday during the album launch of a musical group known as The Pulse. The event was held at the La Cachette Restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria and Eedris used the opportunity to ask Nigeria Breweries officials at the event for forgiveness over his behaviour in 2004 which resulted in the withdrawal of American Hip-hop Star Artiste, 50 Cents, from a scheduled concert in Nigeria. Eedris had embarrassed Nigeria Breweries PLC by getting himself involved in a scuffle with 50 Cent's entourage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. There are different angles to the story of the fight between 50 Cent and Eedris, but it is generally believed that one of the Nigerian rapper's men was hospitalised as a result of the fight over seats. 50 Cents returned to America and refused to perform in Port-Harcourt after the incident.

The ex-member of The Remedies [ Eddy Montana, Tony Tetuila and Eedris Abdulkareem started the Hip-Hop. Things did not work out among the trio and they embarked on solo careers as the years rolled by ] who was accompanied by Kenny Ogungbe, the top gun of Kennis Music, tendered his apology in a sober mood and thanked the Beer Producing Company for assisting him in developing his career. The Kano born artiste also publicly declared that he was paid 3 Million Naira for the abandoned concert by Town Criers, an events company. Eedris, who started his music career in 1996, had previously denied that he was paid any appearance fees by Town Criers.

After the 2004 showdown with 50 Cents, Eedris had embarked on a campaign against Nigeria Breweries PLC. He composed a song that mocked the Brewing Company and he also told the audience at a show in South Africa that 50 Cents called Nigerians monkeys. Due to the rapper's aggressive behaviour and the falsehood he was spreading about the company, Nigerian Breweries banned him from performing at any concert it would be organising. Though officials of the company heard his apologies on Sunday, RV does not know if Eedris will be forgiven. Eedris Abdulkareem has been out of circulation for sometime. He's said to have lived in Brazil for sometime and has fathered two children with a Brazilian wife. His sons are appropriately named Lucas and Thiago. RV hopes Eedris has changed finally and will soon cease to be Nigeria's Poster Boy for Thuggish Behaviour.

Sources:, RV.

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