Musician and human rights activist Eedris Abdulkareem has responded to comments about why he remains a tenant despite his huge strides in the music industry. In an exclusive chat with Sahara Reporters, he said expalains:
“From the moment i realized that my mission in life is to stand for the truth at all times, by speaking truth to authorities of all hues and colours, I also made a personal decision to live a clean, firm and utterly humble life, devoid of materialistic posturing and grandstanding. And this decision was made almost three decades ago. Ever since, I have made it a point of duty not to live in any of my personal properties in line with that oath, and also in tandem with my style of allowing my tenants the freedom to be themselves without an overbearing landlord/lady breathing down their necks.
He continues: “As a landlord myself, my tenants love and cherish me because of the way I treat them. They rarely see me around.
“The IPO of this particular case was surprised when I and my friend Myke Pam took him to one of my properties which is actually a walking distance from the rented property I occupy. With a demeanour which shows surprise, the inspector gazed at the property which has two massive storey buildings within.