Born to a polygamous family in Kano, Nigeria, his father was from Ilesha, Osun State, and his mother was from Ogun State. Raised in Kano, he adopted Kano State as his state of origin. His father resides in Lagos, while his mother continues to reside in Kano. According to interviews, his decision to drop his patronymic surname has nothing to do with dislike for his father, but merely reflects his fondness for the name “Eedris Abdulkareem.” His name, Abdulkareem, means “Servant of the generous God“.
Having left the Remedies Amicably Abdulkareem’s solo debut album, P.A.S.S. (“Pains And Stress = Success”) was released in 2002 on Kennis Music, and it was received well by Hip-Hop fans and Music Pundits alike, and it had tracks like So Ligali featuring Pasuma Wonder, come Back Home, and the first ever diss song by a Nigerian Rapper Wackawickee MC’s. In 2004, Abdulkareem’s third album, Jaga Jaga, appeared on Kennis. Its title track, which laments the corruption and suffering in Nigeria, was banned from radio airplay by Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in a televised address, although it continued to be played in nightclubs. The album dropped to critical acclaim, and the cover of the album was designed by the great Ghariokwu Lemi, who designed Most of Fela Kutis Classic album covers. Abdulkareem was also voted alongside great personalities like Dora akunyili, pat utomi and others by millions of Nigerians to represent Nigeria and carry the Olympic torch relay.
In November 2005, Abdulkareem launched his own record label, La Kreem Music, and released his fourth album, Letter to Mr. President. The album’s title track addressed Obasanjo’s criticisms of “Jaga Jaga”; the album also featured “Flash Up Unu Lighter”, a tribute to Obasanjo’s wife, Stella, who died while undergoing surgery in Spain, and the victims of the Bellview Airlines crash of October 2005. Abdulkareem is also the founder of the Eedris Abdulkareem Foundation, a fundraising organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa in conjunction with the Pat Utomi Foundation.
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