How Eedris Abdulkareem, 50 Cent brawl helped the industry – Soberekon

Popular music executive Soso Soberekon has claimed that Eedris Abdulkareem’s altercation with American rapper 50 Cent and his crew in 2004 “helped” improve the welfare of Nigerian artists.

Eedris Abdulkareem has been under heavy fire for saying he fought for the Nigerian music industry and paved the way for Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, and other new-generation artists.

50 Cent had in 2004 visited Nigeria alongside his crew for a ‘Star Mega Jams’ concert. But the event was marred with heated controversies after 50 Cent and Eedris fell out over a deal, which eventually forced the US rapper out of Nigeria.
Charly Boy had some days ago in an interview on the Honest Bunch podcast, also claimed to have mobilised 3,000 bikers to the airport to confront 50 Cent for allegedly intimidating Eedris after he received a distress call from the singer.

Reacting in a recent interview with Daddy Freeze, music executive Soberekon admitted that before Abdulkareem confronted 50 Cent’s crew over discriminatory treatment, Nigerian artists were “treated like rats.”

Soberekon said: “What happened between Eedris and 50 Cent helped the industry, but he did it in a wrong way. Before then, Nigerian musicians were treated like rats.”


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