M.I Abaga Biography || Nominations|| Awards|| All Music || Net Worth

M.I Abaga Biography || Nominations|| Awards|| All Music || Net Worth

 

Jude Abaga, better known as M.I Abaga, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer. He was CEO of Chocolate City from June 2015 to 2019. He won Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and was nominated in the Best International Act category at the BET Awards 2010.

He rose to prominence in 2006 when his song “Crowd Mentality” became popular in Jos, plateau state, Nigeria. His critically acclaimed debut studio album Talk About It was released on 11 December 2008. The LP was succeeded by MI 2: The Movie (2010). Four years after that, he released The Chairman as his third studio album. Abaga released the playlist Rendezvous in February 2018. In August of that year, he released his fourth studio album A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl. On 6 March 2020, Abaga announced his exit from Chocolate City Music and launch of his record label Incredible Music.

He has produced and featured on the works of artists like, Don Jazzy, Threadstone (Nigeria’s first rock band[citation needed]), Kel, Djinee, Shifi (Styl Plus), Jesse Jags, Ice Prince, Hyce-age, Ruby, Lindsey, Leony, Wizkid etc. He also runs a production company, Rytchus Era Productions with his brother Jesse Abaga (Jesse Jagz). In 2013 he was appointed by Nigerian telecommunication company Glo Mobile as a brand ambassador alongside other Nigerian artistes like Omawunmi, Burna Boy etc. He was also a judge in Glo X-Factor, the Nigerian version of the reality singing show in 2013.

Illegal Music 3 – The Finale was released on February 29, 2016. The ten-track mixtape was made available online for free, gathering over 400,000 downloads in just three days.

On February 9, 2018, M. I released his seventh studio project titled Rendezvous, a playlist with a style generally different from the regular. The project came as a surprise to fans as it was released merely a day after the rapper announced the release date for Yxng Dxnzl.

Yxng Dxnzl (pronounced Yung Denzl) was itself released on August 24, 2018, about three months later than the initial release date. The album was tagged “A Study on Self Worth” and included the single You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives – which triggered a slew of responses.[15][16] The album was released as part of a collection of Nigerian rap albums titled LAMB August, with the aim of re-awakening rap music in Nigeria.[17] All three albums, Crown by A-Q and Loose Kaynon, Yung Denzl by M.I Abaga & BadBoyBlaq by Blaqbonez were executively produced by M.I.[18] On March 6 2020 the rapper announces his Departure from Chocolate city After 13 years of being a part of the label.

M.I’s role in the music industry cannot be overstated. He has been responsible for bringing out many upcoming artistes such as Phyno, Wizkid, Vypa, Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Pype, Tone Ice Prince, Brymo and the latest is KhaliGraph Jones. He has been described by many Nigerian hip hop fans as Nigeria’s “Hip Hop Messiah”. MI has done a lot to bring a Northern presence to the Nigerian music industry, he depicts the perfect example of bringing Nigeria together. He is the founder of Loopy Records and Incredible Music. M.I also work in music production with Chocolate City, and has produced albums and songs for his label mates. The most notable of these being in 2011 when he produced two songs off Ice Prince’s album Everybody Loves Ice Prince and recently Ruby Gyang’s Good Man off her “This Is Love” Ep.

M.I was appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in 2012. M.I also supports the Jostified campaign. He has achieved worldwide recognition as part of the vanguard of the “Afrobeats” wave

There has been a rivalry between Nigerian artists, M.I Abaga and Kelly Hansome. This started when M.I. in his track Fast Money, Fast Cars stated, “Kelly Hansome is handsome, I’ll tell him when I see him. But if I want a man, it’d be Keke or D1”. Kelly Hansome did not take kindly to these words and from there they both have gone track for track with Kelly Hansome releasing Catch Me If You Can, where he goes in on the whole Chocolate City label.

 

Nominations

Best Performer – The Headies Award 2018
Best Rap Single – The Headies 2015
Album Of The Year (The Chairman) – The Headies 2015
Best Rap Album-Hip Hop World Awards 2009
Lyricist on the Roll-Hip Hop World Awards 2009
HipHop Revelation-Hip Hop World Awards 2009
Musician of the Year-Modemen Awards 2008
Lyricist on the Roll-Hip Hop World Awards 2008
Best Rap Single-Hip Hop World Awards 2008
Next Rated- Hip Hop World Awards 2008
Best Mainstream Hip Hop Video- Nigerian Music Video Awards 2009
Best Director(Mex)- Nigerian Music Video Awards 2009
Video of The Year-Nigerian Music Video Awards 2009
Best Use of Special Effects in a video-Nigerian Music Video Awards 2009
Musician of the Year-The Future Awards 2009
Face of Hope Ambassador- Face of Hope Nigeria Project
Best Rap Single-Hip Hop World Awards 2010
Lyricist on the Roll-Hip Hop World Awards 2010
Best International Act- BET Awards 2010
Artiste of the Year – The Headies 2011
Album of the Year (Mi2) – The Headies 2011
Artist of the Year- Diaspora Professionals, Dubai 2011

 

AWARDS WON

Best Rap Single – The Headies Award 2018 (You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives)
Lyricist on the Roll – The Headies Award 2018 (You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives
Best Rap Album (The Chairman)- The Headies 2015
Best Rap Album 2009 –Hip Hop world Awards
Hip Hop Revelation 2009 – Hip Hop World Awards
Best New Act of the Year 2009 – Nigerian Entertainment Awards
Best Rap Single 2008 – Hip Hop World Awards
Musician of the Year– Modemen Awards 2008
Best New Act- MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
Best Use of Special Effects in a video-NMVA 2009
Best Mainstream Hip Hop Video-NMVA 2009
Musician of the Year-The Future Awards 2010
Musician of the Year – City People 2010
Artist of the Year – National Daily 2010
Musician of the Year – Malaysian African Entertainments Awards 2010
Most Amiable Brand – Orange Wall of Fame 2010
Lyricist On The Roll – The Headies Awards
Best Rap Single – The Headies Awards 2018

 

ALBUMS

 M.I Talk About It

Talk About It (2008)

This 18 track Album is the first studio album by M.I Abaga. It was released by Chocolate City on December 1, 2008. It features music acts like Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Wizkid & Blaise and lots more.

 

  1. An Outrageous Intro Starring the President // DOWNLOAD
  2. Anoti Gabriel // DOWNLOAD
  3. L Boogie Intro // DOWNLOAD
  4. Short Black Boy // DOWNLOAD
  5. Teaser Pype // DOWNLOAD
  6. Talk About It Leony // DOWNLOAD
  7. Safe Djinee // DOWNLOAD
  8. Random Guy Buying Blaze // DOWNLOAD
  9. Blaze // DOWNLOAD
  10. Area // DOWNLOAD
  11. Fast Money, Fast Cars // DOWNLOAD
  12. A Short Discussion // DOWNLOAD
  13. Money // DOWNLOAD
  14. Forever // DOWNLOAD
  15. Jehovah // DOWNLOAD
  16. Hustle // DOWNLOAD
  17. Random // DOWNLOAD
  18. Crowd Mentality // DOWNLOAD

 

M.I - MI: 2 The Movie Mp3

MI 2: The Movie (2010)

MI 2: The Movie is predominantly hip hop, but contains elements of highlife and R&B. It consist of 15 solid tracks, with features from Julius Caeser, Brymo, 2Face Idibia, Timaya, Loose Kaynon, Flavour, Waje, Praiz,Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince etc…

TRACKLIST

1. “Prelude” // DOWNLOAD
2. “Action Film” (featuring Brymo) // DOWNLOAD
3. “Slow Down” (featuring Julius Ceaser) // DOWNLOAD
4. “Number 1” (featuring Flavour) // DOWNLOAD
5. “Anybody” (featuring Timaya and Loose Kaynon) // DOWNLOAD
6. “Nobody” (featuring 2face Idibia) // DOWNLOAD
7. “Beef” // DOWNLOAD
8. “Wild Wild West” // DOWNLOAD
9. “My Head My Belle” // DOWNLOAD
10. “One Naira” (featuring Waje)
// DOWNLOAD
11. “Craze” // DOWNLOAD
12. “Undisputed” // DOWNLOAD
13. “Epic” (featuring Praiz) // DOWNLOAD
14. “Imperfect Me” (featuring Femi Odukoya and Ruby Gyang) // DOWNLOAD
15. “Represent” (featuring Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince and Brymo) // DOWNLOAD

 

M.I Abaga - The Chairman

The Chairman (2014)

The Chairman is the third studio album by M.I. It was released on October 30, 2014, by Chocolate City and Loopy Music. The album features artists such as 2face Idibia, Wizkid, Seyi Shay, Ice Prince, Olamide, Phyno, Reminisce, Oritse Femi, Patoranking, Reinhard, Runtown, Sarkodie, Nosa, Beenie Man, Koker, Moti Cakes, Wilson Alao, Sound Sultan, Emmy Ace, Sammy Gyang, Chigul, Milli, Frank Edwards, Nanya, G-Plus, Morell, Loose Kaynon, Pheelz, Debbie, DJ Lambo, Sarz, Stormrex, L-37, VSTOL and I.J. T

TRACKLIST

1. “The Beginning/Nobody” // DOWNLOAD
2. “Monkey” (featuring Chigul) // DOWNLOAD
3. “Rich” (featuring Koker) // DOWNLOAD
4. “Mine” (featuring Wizkid) // DOWNLOAD
5. “Shekpe” (featuring Reminisce) // DOWNLOAD
6. “Bad Belle” (featuring Moti Cakes) // DOWNLOAD
7. “Wheel Barrow” (featuring Emmy Ace and Bennie Man) // DOWNLOAD
8. “Brother” (featuring Nosa and Milli) // DOWNLOAD
9. “The Middle” (featuring Olamide and I.J) // DOWNLOAD
10. “Enemies” (featuring Patoranking) // DOWNLOAD
11. “Bullion Van” (featuring Phyno, Runtown and Stormrex) // DOWNLOAD
12. “Always Love” (featuring Seyi Shay) // DOWNLOAD
13. “Millionaira Champagne” (featuring Ice Prince, Sarkodie and DJ Lambo) // DOWNLOAD
14. “Yours” (featuring Milli and Debbie) // DOWNLOAD
15. “Beg” (featuring Morell and Loose Kaynon) // DOWNLOAD
16. “Human Being” (featuring 2face Idibia and Sound Sultan) // DOWNLOAD
17. “The End/The Chairman” (featuring Oritse Femi, Frank Edwards and Nanya) // DOWNLOAD

 

A Study on Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl (2018)

This is the fourth studio album by M.I Abaga. It was released on August 24, 2018, by Chocolate City.[2] The album features guest appearances from Tay Iwar, Cina Soul, Lorraine Chia, Odunsi the Engine, Lady Donli, Niyola and PatrickxxxLee. Its production was handled by M.I, Tay Iwar, Chopstix, Major Bangz, TMXO, Doz, G Clef, Chillz, GMK and PatrickxxxLee.

TRACKLIST

1. “Do You Know Who You Are? Take Some Time and Meditate on You” (featuring Tay Iwar) // DOWNLOAD
2. “Last Night I Had a Dream About a Hummingbird” // DOWNLOAD
3. “You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives” // DOWNLOAD
4. “Another Thing! Do Not Be a Groupie” // DOWNLOAD
5. “Stop! Never Second Guess Yourself” (featuring Cina Soul) // DOWNLOAD
6. “You are Like Melody, My Heart Skips a Beat” (featuring Lorrine Chia) // DOWNLOAD
7. “+-” (featuring Odunsi the Engine and Lady Donli) // DOWNLOAD
8. “I Believe in You, You should too, Believe in You” // DOWNLOAD
9. “The Self Evaluation of Yxng Dxnzl” (featuring Niyola) // DOWNLOAD
10. “Love Never Fails But Where there are Prophecies Love Will Cease to Remain” (featuring Tay Iwar and PatrickxxxLee)// DOWNLOAD

 

Extended Plays

Judah (2020)

Judas The EP houses 8-tracks and features AQ, Buckyraw, Nawe, Alpha Ojini, and Kauna.

TRACKLIST

  1. The Parable // DOWNLOAD
  2. The Lion // DOWNLOAD
  3. The Trinity (feat. AQ) // DOWNLOAD
  4. The Blood // DOWNLOAD
  5. The Commandment (feat. Buckyraw) // DOWNLOAD
  6. The Sacrifice (feat. Nawe) // DOWNLOAD
  7. The Tribe (feat. Alpha Ojini) // DOWNLOAD
  8. The Warrior (feat. Kauna) // DOWNLOAD

 


The Live Report (with A-Q) (2020)

 

  1. Tone Of The Conversation // DOWNLOAD
  2. The Live Report // DOWNLOAD
  3. Jesus Said Use Your Head // DOWNLOAD
  4. Clap For Yourself // DOWNLOAD
  5. When I’m Gone // DOWNLOAD
  6. Braveheart // DOWNLOAD

 

NET WORTH

M.I Abaga net worth is estimated at $3.9, gotten from his songs, performances, and other side businesses.

 

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