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 Eedris Abdulkareem – Jaga Jaga

Eedris Abdulkareem – Jaga Jaga


There’s no better moment to revisit the highly contentious song “Jaga Jaga” by Eedris Abdulkareem, which brought him into conflict with Olusegun Obasanjo, the president of Nigeria at the time, and was eventually taken off the radio due to its allegedly unsatisfactory lyrics regarding the happenings in our country.

We’ve reached the stage where we need to be reminded of some of the topics he sung about as election season approaches.Now turn off your computer, hit play, and experience this!


Quotable Lyrics


Nigeria jaga jaga

Ev everything scatter scatter,

poor man dey suffer, suffer

(gbosa, gbosa) gun shoot

inna the air (x2).


Verse 1

Armrobber came your house

Eno take money Eno

Rape your wife

went straight to your house

side and shot you down

Which arm robber now want money

Na which arm robber no want jolly

na political arm robber be that

na wetin dey kill Nigeria. O


(Chorus x2)


If you see kiamo bia bia dem

Lock am for

jail for Abuja Akinsley Agbe

Himself dey for there Ade

Gbedo na him, They feed all of

them (ye pa) inside

Prison prison everything

scatter, scatter poor man

Dey surfer, surfer (gbosa, gbosa)

gun shoot

inna the air (x2)