You see, the ‘sex-for-grade’ thing in higher institutions of learning has come a long way, and only working hard as a student and speaking out can end it.

Now, Nigerian musician Eedris Abdulkareem recently shared a story about helping a young student from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who got caught up in a sex-for-grades scandal.


When he sang ‘Mr. Lecturer’, no one knew he had seen quite a lot. 

Eedris Abdulkareem


He talked about it on The Honest Bunch Podcast. Abdulkareem explained how he noticed an 18-year-old girl looking distressed while crossing the road on the UNILAG campus over 20 years ago.

He described how he stepped in to assist her when he saw she was confused and upset.


“He said: ‘I went on a campus tour, so I was at Unilag. After the show, we were coming out, and I saw a girl.

“She was trying to cross the road but seemed confused and disoriented. She ran back and forth, so I told them to park.’

‘So, I went to meet her and said, “My name is Idris Abdulkareem. What’s going on? Talk to me. Don’t be scared. I know something is wrong”.

He then explained that he took her to a nearby restaurant and bought her food and drinks to ease her mind.


Upon further questioning, the lady confided in him. Abdulkareem learned that her lecturer had invited her to a hotel in exchange for grades.

She said to him: ‘My lecturer just gave me a deadline and now told me to come to a hotel if I want to pass my paper.


“I’m confused and don’t know what to do because I can’t tell my parents”.

Eedris Abdulkarrem Revelation

During the interview, Eedris Abdulkarrem shared stories from his early days, going from a ping pong champion to a rapper in the north.

He talked about carrying the Olympic torch in 2000 and his encounter with American rapper 50 Cent in Nigeria.

He also discussed feeling betrayed by Charly Boy.

In addition, he mentioned his role in paving the way for Nigerian artists like Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many others.

However, some of his remarks during the interview stirred controversy on social media.

Here’s another great read for you: Things To Know About Seyi Law’s Open Letter To President Tinubu

For the full interview, watch the video below.



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