Veteran rapper Eedris Abdulkareem’s family is seeking financial support from Nigerians for a scheduled kidney transplant in Lagos.
The singer of “Nigeria Jaga Jaga” has reportedly been on dialysis since receiving a recent renal failure diagnosis, according to a statement posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday.
It also stated that a family member had offered to give their kidney to the musician for the treatment, which will take place later in July 2022. The message was signed by his colleague and associate, Myke Pam.
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The statement read in part, “The Nigerian Hip Hop Czar, Social Crusader and Rights Activist, Eedris Abdulkareem of ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’ fame, needs the sincere and unalloyed prayers of all Nigerians and his fans around the world in this hour of his travails.
“The Lakreem Entertainment Inc. Boss has recently been diagnosed with kidney failure and has been undergoing dialysis since the detection at a reputable hospital here in Lagos, Nigeria.
“The date for the transplant surgery is now fixed for the end of this month, July, and all arrangements and texts have been concluded, including certifying the compatibility status of the gracious donor (a family member).
“Therefore, on behalf of the Abdulkareem family and Lakreem Entertainment Inc., we most sincerely ask for prayers and good wishes for Eedris, as we face these challenging times.”
According to the press release, Abdulkareem will perform again “in due course” and is “full of life and in high spirit as he is bustling to go.”