Nigeria Jaga Jaga crooner, veteran rapper and activist, Eedris Abdulkareem has been diagnosed with kidney failure.
This came to public domain when Rapper MI Abaga posted an SOS message on his verified Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon, revealing that Eedris is set to undergo a kidney transplant.
MI Abaga disclosed that one of Abdulkareem’s family members has agreed to donate a kidney for the surgical operation billed to hold on July 27.
“I received the sad news yesterday that Nigerian music Icon @EedrisOriginal Eedris Abdul Kareem has been battling with Kidney failure and needs our help. I will share the information below in the following tweets.. please share and support as you can. #SaveEedris
“SAVE EEDRIS ABDUKARIM NOW!!! Our brother has been diagnosed with Kidney Failure and requires surgery URGENTLY!!! We Have A Donor in His Family…. The Hospital has fixed 27th July 2022 for this Emergency Surgery.
“Eedris Abdulkarim. 1003862655. Zenith Bank.” MI tweeted.
The rapper’s management also confirmed the development and appealed to Nigerians to pray for him ‘in these hours of his travails’.
According to the statement: “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 have 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 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.
“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.”, read the statement
I received the sad news yesterday that Nigerian music Icon @EedrisOriginal Eedris Abdul Kareem has been battling with Kidney failure and needs our help. I will share the information below in the following tweets.. please share and support as you can#SaveEedris
— M.I Abaga (@MI_Abaga) July 6, 2022