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D'banj Afrobeat singer questions Eedris Abdulkareem's role model status

Unlike his critic, Kokomaster D'banj took a subtle approach in his response to Abdulkareem who he feels is entitled to an opinion.

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D'banj made his submission concerning a recent rant by hip-hop artiste, Eedris Abdulkareem who criticized a bunch of music stars including him, 2face Idibia and Timaya.

The attack prompted a harsh response from the latter who berated him for not offering a helping hand to those under him - a similar theme of the 'Jagajaga' songster's criticism of Idibia whom he accused of abandoning Blackface.

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2face Idibia at Pulse Nigeria as CEO of Ringier, Marc Walder visits.



Kokomaster D'banj, who spoke to Punch News at an event marking the one year anniversary of his C.R.E.A.M initiative was subtle in his response to his critic who thought he was "stupid" to have parted ways with Don Jazzy in 2012.

The singer who had a short stint with Kanye West's Good Music feels Abdulkareem is entitled to an opinion but also thinks he could be a better role model. It is all love as far as he is concerned.

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Eedris Abdulkareem, performing at a concert.

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“At first, I did not see the video where Eedris spoke about me and initially, I thought it was something else till people sent me the video.

"I have seen different videos of him talking about different artistes that are young enough to be his kids.

"I would have thought that if he was such a role model, there were better ways he could pass his message across but I have nothing against him. I have nothing more to say about him. I feel people just have different ways of expressing themselves."

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Eedris Abdulkareem has always had a reputation of being belligerent thanks to a 2004 altercation with American rapper 50 Cent. A brawl was set in motion when he attempted to occupy a seat reserved for the world star.

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50 Cent.

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The latter's bodyguards however prevented him for doing so which resulted in a fight that caused 50 to cancel the remainder of his performance. History remembers this as the beginning of a decline in Abdulkareem's career.

Three years after, the singer renders an apology to the rapper at the KORA Awards held in Abuja. Hatchets were buried but Abdulkareem's career stayed dead.

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