Nigerian rap veteran, Eedris Abdulkareem has expressed gratitude to his wife, Yetunde for volunteering her kidney to him to carry out a transplant.
The musician’s management, in a statement released via his Instagram page last month had pleaded with fans and well-wishers to pray for him.
Rapper, MI Abaga had also launched a crowdfunding campaign for Abdulkareem’s treatment and he urged people to donate.
During a recent colloquium organised in his honour, Eedris said he would have waiting for an organ donor for years had his wife not declared readiness to donate hers.
He said; “The doctor said they don’t encourage kidney harvesting, selling of kidneys and all that, that the donor has to be a family member, a friend, you know; whether your daughter or your brother or your son, you know.
“So right there, my wife decided to take all the tests, and from all the tests she took, everything came out positive that she was compatible with me. So I’m giving God the glory and thank God that I don’t have to wait for one year or two years because I know it’s not easy.
“I want to thank my wife, I want to thank Baba Dede Mabiaku, Sister Mariam for putting the GoFundme together, thank my brother Chidi, thank my brother E-money, thank Chief Allen Onyema, thank everybody who has supported me, Nigerians in Diaspora, Nigerians in Nigeria…”
It was reported in July that the activist’s team revealed he had been undergoing dialysis at a hospital in Lagos state and he is scheduled to undergo the operation by the end of July.
The statement read partly; ”ASKING FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM!
The Nigerian Hip Hop Czar, Social Crusader and Rights Activist, Eedris Abdulkareem of “Nigeria Jaga Jaga” fame needs the sincere and unalloyed prayers of all Nigerians and his fans around the world in this hours of his travails.
The Lakreem Entertainment Inc. boss has recently been diagonized of kidney failure and have been undergoing dialysis since the detection at a reputable hospital here in Lagos, Nigeria.
The date for the transplant surgery is now fixed for the end of this month of July, and all arrangements and texts have been concluded, including certifying the compatibility status of the gracious donor (a family member).”