Eedris Abdulkareem and other 90s stars whose star seems to have dimmed.
Before Wizkid and Davido and even Dbanj, there was Eedris Abdulkareem and a couple of other stars you might not know about.
And that is not a problem, because as much as these Stars shone, their reign was pretty much short in the Industry.
Here’s a list of some of the stars who were a big deal in the 90s but aren’t even thought about anymore.
PS: Some of these guys reigned into the early 20s but not later than 2005.
Before Shoprite, selfies and OAPs with accent
that they bought from supermarket was Eedris Abdulkareem and his rap that was barely comprehensible.
And even though this music star entered the 2000s with his popularity, it all declined when he released the hit Jagajaga which spoke the truth about Nigeria’s political state but which clearly rubbed off the then President (Olusegun Obasanjo) wrongly.
Lesson: Do not sing about the obvious state of the country if you’re not Fela Kuti.
Tony Tetuila’s hit You Don Hit My Car rocked basically everywhere when he dropped it back in early 2000s but as at 2005, his car was not the only thing that seemed to have been hit. His career also seemed to have been hit… by the (hypothetic) rocks.
Before Genevieve Nnaji, Tonto Dikeh and all of your favorite stars right now was Sandra Achums. After making her big break and appearing in major films in the 90s and early 20s, Sandra Achums suddenly vanished from the radar.
She was later reported to be living in Germany with her husband. Clearly the only acting Sandra is interested in right now is that of her life. After all, life is a stage.
Sakobi The Snake Girl is one of the biggest movies to have come out of the 90s and Susan Patrick starred in the major role. Other movies followed this huge 90s hit but Susan’s career seemed to go down south after a while. The pretty actress’s career definitely must have snaked in another direction because these days, we hear nothing about her.
Saint Obi was a household name in the 90s and early 2000s, the A list Actor was one of the most sought actors during the time of his reign.
Credited with some of the most successful movies over a decade ago (including Festival Of Fire), the Nollywood actor was very hot in his hey day.
However, Mr Obi is either not interested in Nollywood any more or the roles aren’t worth it. Whatever the case, aint no fire in this man’s career no more.
The Actor was a popular face in the 90s but these days, he has dedicated his time to his religion which he says has to glorify God.
He also adds that he picks his scripts these days and has to honor God through his roles.
And since Nollywood is into nude women mostly these days, looks like Mr Okafor won’t be gracing our screens soon.