Rapper M.I Abaga has launched a fundraiser for singer Eedris Abdulkareem who has been diagnosed with kidney failure.
Eedris’ friend and colleague Myke Pam broke the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday, July 6.
Myke Pam said the singer was undergoing dialysis in a Lagos hospital and is scheduled to have a transplant by the end of July.
He added that the kidney to be transplanted was donated by a family member.
Moments after the news broke M.I took to Twitter to seek financial assistance on behalf of the sick musician. He urged the public to donate funds for Eedris’ treatment.
He wrote: “I received the sad news yesterday that Nigerian music Icon @EedrisOriginal Eedris Abdul Kareem has been battling with Kidney failure and needs our help. I will share the information below in the following tweets.. please share and support as you can
“SAVE EEDRIS ABDULKARIM NOW!!! Our brother has been diagnosed with Kidney Failure and requires surgery URGENTLY!!! We Have A Donor in His Family…. The Hospital has fixed 27th July 2022 for this Emergency Surgery…Eedris Abdulkarim 1003862655. Zenith Bank.”
Meanwhile, in a phone conversation with Qed.ng founder Olumide Iyanda, Abdulkareem said he is in good spirit in spite of his diagnosis of kidney failure.
Confirming his state of health, the ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’ singer said “it is true I have a kidney failure, but I am in high spirit. I am very positive and everything will be well Insha Allah.”
He added that he is overwhelmed by the show of love by Nigerians who have been praying for him since the news of his diagnosis broke.