It’s been 12 years since Eedris Abdul Kareem’s controversial “Jagga Jagga” trended in the Nigerian music industry amidst ripple effects within the political class.
Following criticism by some leaders, Eedris addressed the backlash in speech at the beginning of the music video which was released months after the original song hit the airwaves by saying:
“Jagga Jagga has just pin-pointed what is happening in our democracy. Jagga Jagga is talking about what is happening in our society. I didn’t say Nigeria jaga jaga means I’ve cursed Nigeria. If I didn’t do that (song) God will ask me why I did’t do it so no disrespect to Mr. President (Olusegun Obasanjo). Don’t get me wrong Nigerians, Nigeria jaga ja na.”
We now look back towards the song and and can’t help but compare it with the condition of the country today. Has Nigeria’s “Jaga Jaga” improved since 2002; or has the conditioned worsened? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.