Do you remember “Shakomo”, a song released in 1997? The group behind such a classic song is planning to stage a comeback in 2020 with an album. This song was the brainwork of an iconic music group, “The Remedies” which is regarded as the pioneer of Hip-Hop music in Nigeria.
Eedris Abdulkareem, one of the trio that made up the group which lost relevance in the early 2000s, told Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the host of Rubbin Minds, a weekly programme on Channels TV, that the trio has reunited to drop a comeback album.
He said he and the other members of the group – Tony Tetuila and Eddy Remedy (also known as Eddy Montana), are still in touch.
Recall that the group made a special appearance at the 2019 Headies Awards where they performed some of their evergreen hits like “Shade” and “Shakomo”.
While giving details about the group comeback album, Eedris Abdulkareem said the album which is likely to drop in 2020 will be a refix of the group old songs. The rapper disclosed that the group are also likely to work with new artists on the album. He, however, refused to give details about the songs that are likely to make the album.
“We are working on an album… So you will be listening to same songs but new different improvisation… Watch out for it this year”, the rapper said.
On the revolution of Nigerian music, Eedris Abdulkareem gave kudos to Kenny Ogungbe, the founder of Kennis Music and Kennis FM who he said gave musicians in Nigeria opportunity for their songs to be aired in Nigeria.
“I remember back then, Kenny Ogungbe gave us this opportunity… When he was going to play the song on the radio, he said from today, we are going to be playing 70% of Nigerian songs and 30℅ of foreign music. Those are the revolution that makes it all happen today”, he said.