What you need to know about 11year old Derek – full critic and bio
Derek, a.k.a The Young Doh, a.k.a Young Money, though many call him “Sharprapar” which means Tear Rubber.
He was first noticed in September 2017, at the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTTEF), a platform for upcoming artists to showcase their talent, which was held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, where he was introduced on stage by famous Nigerian music artist, Eedris Abdulkareem and later at the Naija Fm Comedy Jamz Award Night where he was introduced to red carpets by movie maker and comedian – Ay.
Prior to this, news had it that Derek was Eedris Adulkareem’s third son from one of his wives. This claim became stronger when Eedris said, “…Am happy my son is coming up, this is a big industry for all”.
He goes further to say “his rapper son” Derek Abdulkareem, is bigger than two of Nigeria’s hip hop greats – Wizkid and Davido, while speaking to The Nation on an interview.
“For me I am happy that my son is here doing great and this is just the beginning, I just want the whole Wizkid and Davido to watch out.”
Fan comment – “Timaya and co una think say God dey sleep,he has finally blessed eedris with dis gift”
But all this faded on September 11th, causing people to wink when a story came out that Eedris wasn’t the biological father but promo father, infact he went to appologise to the real father for changing Derek’s surname to Abdulkareem. This was even made more clear after Derek released a press statement on Facebook through his manager –
“After an angry conversation on the phone between Derek’s father Mr. Braye Boss and Eedris Abdulkareem in accordance with Derek’s Facebook disclaimer post against Nigeria famous superstar Eedris Abdulkareem who claimed to be the biological father of the young 9years old multi- talented artist Derek Destiny Boss AKA the Wonder kid to the extent of changing the young boy’s surname to Eedris Derek Abdulkareem.
Eedris Abdulkareem who had a show in Port-harcout today paid an unscheduled visit to Derek family at Sagbama Community.
His visitation is to make himself known to the family and also to render an apology for changing the boy’s name, he promised to maintain the boy’s name as Braye Derek Boss and also to always get in touche with the family all time.
Issues of both parties has been dully settled.”
Digging further, we discovered the young lad is from Bayelsa State and happens to be well recognized artist at that side.
“Naijaloaded can lie. Derrick is a bayelsan. I knw his dad vry wel. Lion in d tribe of Jordan”
“very big lie…Derek is based in bayelsa…the biggest artiste in my school”
Derek Da Wonder Kid, as he is fondly called, is a Basic Five student (2017) who has recorded and released 12 songs online and has an Extended Play (EP) titled “KING”. He turned 11 on October 2017 and is currently signed into 2KBMEDIA (personally managed by 2kicks).
In September 2017, popular demand was raised by Pr E-Mark on why he shouldn’t be nominated at the Bayelsa Musical Artistes Award (BMAA2017). His point was Derek even as a kid does everything that this big or established artistes do, performs on same stage as they do, share the same audience with them and even sleep in the same hotels as they do!
Derek got inspired to do music because of his Father and other music videos which he watched. He aspires to be bigger than his role model, Kendrick Lamar.
On collaborations, Derrick looks forward to working with Chocolate City boss M. I Abaga “because I love the way he raps and I love his kind of hip hop music.”
His video “Standard” and “Helpless” is still making waves.
He has also dropped covers of songs from top artiste like
Cheque Of A Million Panda Cover, Olamide’s Wo beat, Freestyle of Yeba by Kiss Daniel and many others.
As a way of giving back to the society, Derek on September 9, 2017 visited The Orphanage Babes Salam Home, Ikeja-Lagos.
“Orphanages are an important part of our society as they give children the kind of upbringing they need regardless of their family situation. Too often children find themselves in a situation where they don’t have parents to take care of them. The reasons can be many but at the end the result is the same they become kids with nowhere to go and no way to get the proper care they need. That is why people need to visit orphanages more often to help out the kids so they don’t feel completely left out.
There is a strong believe that Derek will take over 2018. Join the comment below.
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Follow him on Twitter: @DerekSharprapra
Random Comments from Fans and Haters.
“na d boy when him been say go over take wizkid and davido b dis oga ask ur papa rap help am abi”
“just like father Eedris Abdulkareem nice one”
Man forget that american rap, if you can’t sing shut up. Nobody won hear Nigerians trying to be Americans again, leave that nonsense in the 90’s.
Boy step up your dressing game. You don’t have to dress like Aboki in this game. Good song anyway.
I wanna fucking see this lad in the future. Dude, you are a super star. Believe that. Your time will come one day. I only pray that you make good use of that time when it comes. Bless up
Derek you are the best keep it up and don’t allow anything to stop you because I have seen another star from Africa that’s you, more strength to your elbow
HEY WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE STUPID AND FILLED WITH HATE EVEN ON A YOUNG KID NA WA O WHO ARE THOSE TWO PERSONS DAT DON’T LIKE THIS SONG THUNDER GO FIRE AND HAMMER UNA O FOR HATING ON A YOUNG GEE THAT’S COMING UP MY GEE DEREK YOU ARE WAY MUCH BETTER THAN YOUR DADDY BACK IN THE DAYS KEEP IT UP
what a talented boy….you are too good I love you….. come ooooo how come this talented boy is not taking over yet???
See make we say Truth am from South South Nigeria this kid is better he needs collaboration
U TOO MUCH BOY, LIKE FATHER LIK SON.. KEEP IT UP
This boy is full of talent. .He got the swag…please we need good video next time
THAT LITTLE KID IS GOING SOMEWHERE, COLD YOU BELIEVE THAT BOY DEREK IS THE ONLY BOY THAT HAD THE BEST PERFORMANCE, I LOVE YOU DEREK KEEP IT UP . FROM USA