Controversial Nigerian rapper,Eedris Abdulkareem has revealed he is behind the success of artistes like Timaya and Kcee.In an interview with the Sun, when asked on artistes he is collaborating with on his new album Spirit of Naira, he said
I do have but I will not mention names. Some are my home boys; some are new school while some are boys that trained under me. Timaya and KC Presh are
my boys. My record label, La Kreem Entertainment, did so much for many artistes including Timaya and KC Presh. They were under my label but we didn’t sign any contract. We did what I will call ‘gentle man deal’ whereby we consulted for the artistes and took them to Baba Keke (Kenny Ogungbe). Baba is someone I will always be loyal to. He made me who I am today. La Kreem Records still does business with Kennis Music. (Continue)
Timaya was under me and stayed with me for four good years. I told him to go back to Bayelsa State and research on the history of his people and do a song about them which he did. You know, he has never told the media that he was my boy and lived with me for four good years. I showed him the way forward and he learnt many things from me. Those days I did everything possible to push acts like Timaya among a host of others up and comers. Timaya was my boy, he was brought to me from the street and I showed him how to be successful even though he praises himself in most of his songs now. He is a graduate of La Kreem Records; it is not easy being a La Kreem Records graduate.You said KC Presh duo were also your boys, tell us about it?
They were with me too. I paid for the form they used to enter Star Quest. They used to come to me for advice. I took then to Baba Keke at Kennis Music and showed them how to be successful in the industry. Kcee and Presh have appreciated me for what I did for them through Kennis Music. Back then, we didn’t ask anyone to pay us, we did whatever we did for God; that is it.If you ask me what caused the separation I will say nothing. We did 29 shows on the Rothmans Tour and when we were about to share the money, someone was like ‘guy, what is your contribution in this group?’ It was such a funny question. And then the guy changed his ways maybe because one of them wanted to go solo. I was not the one that brought the idea of separation. If you remember, one of us dropped his own single while we were still in the group. He even told me that one will do better going solo because whether I like it or not, one day, everybody will go solo. So I took up the challenge and I did my best. I was so close to both of them so basically we didn’t have any problem really.