The name Laura Ikeji Kanu needs not much introduction around the media and pop culture sphere. Apart from being the sister of a popular media mogul Linda ikeji, she is the founder and CEO of The Laura Ikeji gang – A boutique in lagos that caters to all female wears.
The ever hyperactive Laura Ikeji whose instagram page is filled with her modelling and dancing stunts is also the wife to ex footballer Nnamdi Kanu, and she is the much acclaimed writer of a best selling book ‘How To Make Money on Instagram’.
Recently, she took to her page on Instagram to recount how she had crushed on Eedris Abdulkareem while growing up and how he had been kind and respectable to her, never taking advantage of her age and naivety.
Read excerpts of the post below:
“If u see this man, help me thank him. Tell him Laura said thank u. Let me tell u a not so short story. A few years ago, when I was
15 years old, still in secondary school, I was obsessed with Eedris Ahdulkarim, you know the kind of obsession that u talk about him 24/7 yup that was me, everybody in class called me Eedris, so one day I couldn’t take it anymore,
I asked Linda to help me beg Emmanuel Ugolee @Emmaugolee who was the
god of entertainment then to introduce me to him, so Linda got Eedris’ number from Emmanuel and we called Eedris.
I wanted to dye!! After speaking with Eedris on the phone arhhhhaarrhhhhhh it was the best day ever! I told everybody in class that I was close to Eedris, so as an obsessed fan,
I’d go to the call centre and call him every time and he was polite enough to pick. I finished secondary school and Begged to
and that was how Eedris and I became close. Now listen to the meet him which he agreed, so my sister Vera and I visited him
I was young, only 16, naive, new to entertainment, obsessed etc but not for 1 day did Eedris ever ever take advantage of my obsession or naivity. And he made sure that nobody from his crew took advantage of this smallie. He warned them all not to funk with me or they’re in trouble.
Eedris took me as a daughter, he mentored me and thought me how to rap. I walked, talked and rapped like Eedris hahahhaa.
And when I started mixing with other celebrities, they all wanted to take advantage, they all wanted one thing, well, as per young girl wey just enter industry na, that one na sweet fish.
Alot of all the celebrities I came across wanted to take advantage but not Eedris.
This man Eedris, is the reason I can beat my chest and say never messed with any entertainer during and after my rapping
days. He’s one of the reasons I’m a very decent woman till date.