Jaga Jaga reloaded has a modest 2K plays on Spotify since its recent release. Featuring the talent of Mr Raw and Madarocka Chi, this faithful retake on Eedris’ most popular song Jaga Jaga is a truth bomb that we haven’t seen the likes of in decades!
But Youtube is a whole other story. Forget modest, check out these figures at the time of writing! 9,447 views on one version of the video, 57,115 on another! Jaga Jaga reloaded is really taking off on Youtube, in a way that we haven’t seen since the Country Hard videos!
Time for a little background. In 2004, Eedris dropped the original “Jaga Jaga”, which was even more controversial than his previous albums, which were known for calling out corruption in Nigeria’s various systems of power, and expressing outrage over the suffering of Nigeria’s citizens. Jaga Jaga is no different in this respect. The song was banned on radio and television stations by the then-president, Olusegun Obasanjo. In 2005, the rapper launched his own record label known as Lakreem Music, and released his 4th album “Letter To Mr President”, an album which addresses Obasanjo’s criticisms on the song “Jaga Jaga”. Eedris has never been one to back down, and the fact that he’s still pushing the Jaga Jaga mantra after all these years truly shows that! After all, there’s still strife in the world left to be corrected. Eedris has never been one to shy away from making a statement, and this is one of many biting stances he has taken to aim for more justice in this cruel world. Through the power of music, Eedris is able to broadcast a message loud and clear, while still managing to throw down a sick beat. He makes no compromises to his integrity, whether it be musical or political! Eedris Abdulkareem has always been known to be an artist who knows how to meld an important moral and beautiful music into one catchy and deep fusion. One could say he is like a spiritual successor or an estranged brother to Femi Kuti, as he knows how to pull in the crowds and tell an important message at the same time. If you’re interested in history, we recently uploaded the vintage music video for Jaga Jaga too! Yep, that’s right – A THIRD JAGA JAGA VIDEO TO ADD TO ALL THIS HYPE! Here’s the original!
With his combination effort with the other two featuring artists on the Reloaded version of the song, Eedris has really turned heads in the Nigerian music world, and Jaga Jaga is making just as big of a splash as the original one! Mr Raw and Madarocka Chi were excellent choices to help drive home the message of this excellent track, and the music videos for both the original and Reloaded versions are captivating to say the least.
Eedris Abdulkareem is an inspiring rapper with an amazing history behind him, and many classics of his such as “Jaga Jaga” and this new iteration of “Jaga Jaga” illustrate his great musical ability. He is not afraid to speak out for what he believes in and is truly a commendable artist.
Eedris Abdulkareem is a Blue Pie Records USA artist and is available at all leading digital retailers on the planet. Search “Eedris Abdulkareem”, or check out his social media links below!