Nigerian Rapper, Idris Abdulkareem diagnosed with kidney failure



By Femi Kasali

Legendary Nigerian Rapper and Musician, Idris Abdulkareem is in a critical state, as he has been diagnosed with Kidney failure.

The ‘Nigeria Jagajaga’ crooner has been off the Musical space for years now, having returned few years back to resuscitate his dwindling career, but this never metamorphosed into any success.

The rapper is currently receiving treatment in Lagos, with a scheduled Transplant Surgery for July ending.

The health status of the Kano State born musician, was disclosed by his friend and colleague Myke Pam who announced Abdulkareem’s ailment.

In a statement released on behalf of Eedris’ Lakreem Entertainment, Myke Pam said the ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’ singer is undergoing dialysis at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.

The statement reads: “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 these hours 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 of July, and all arrangements and tests 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.

“It’s pertinent to add here that thankfully, Eedris is full of life and in high spirit as he is bustling to go. Definitely, he’s going to come out of this and blaze up the musical stage again in due course. Actually, his spirit emboldens us.

“We shall be updating you as we continue with this life-saving process.
May God continue to bless, protect and abide with us all…Amen.”

Confirming his state of health, Abdulkareem said he is in good spirit inspite of his diagnosis of Kidney failure.

The 48-year old said “it is true I have a kidney failure, but I am in high spirit. I am very positive and everything will be well Insha Allah.”
He added that he is overwhelmed by the show of love by Nigerians who have been praying for him since the news of his diagnosis broke.