M.I. Biography (Jude Abaga) Net Worth, Age, Songs & Albums
In our previous article we wrote on Ice Prince Zamani Biography and we revealed everything that needed to be known about the Nigerian rapper but right now we are unto the next one , this article will be showcasing M.I or M.I Abaga Biography which will be surrounding and revealing every little thing about him starting from his date of birth , educational background , net worth, house, cars and all that .
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Born Jude Abaga while his stage name M.I. (Mr. Incredible) . M.I Mr. Incredible is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer born on the 4th of October, 1981 . Jude Abaga was born in Jos, Plateau State to a clergy parents , Pastor and Mrs Abaga from Takum, Taraba state, both of Jukun-Nigerian descent. The Nigeria rapper and hip hop sensation rose to stardom after the release of his mixed tape “Safe” in 2003 and from there, he started gaining popularity .
Jude Abaga (M.I) attended Baptist High School, Jos. While he was still in school , his mother purchased basic music notations and later, a 7-key mini piano which welcomed him into the music world. M.I has two brothers and one of them is Jesse Jagz who happens to be a rapper too and he is very famous and recognised in the Nigerian and African music scene, and Jason Abaga. After rounding up his secondary school education, he traveled to the United States to study at Calvin College, Michigan and he pursued a career in Business Adaministration and Economics. While he was schooling at Calvin College, he paticipated in major hip hop shows and school concerts . In 2003, a show tagged ‘HipHopera’ was organised by Calvin College and he came out 3rd .
While he was growing up as a kid , he would always listen to tracks from Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Sarah Maclachlan, Pablo Neruda, Jay-Z and DMX . He started his music career by sampling of musical works from DMX and Lauryn Hill far back in 1998 . He also tried doing comedy but his attempts proved abortive , he decided to focus on music when he was embarrassed on the stage as nobody laughed at his jokes but him only kept laughing at himself .
After rounding up his studies in the United States , he returned to Nigeria in 2003 to began his music career full time . His first attempt coming back to Nigeria was a song titled “Safe”, this song earned him awards at the Nigerian Music Video Awards. Jude Abaga, M.I. is the present chief executive officer (C.E.O) of Chocolate city and the lable has signed artist like Jesse Jagz (M.I ‘s younger brother, Ice Prince, Brymo who is no longer with them again following irreconcilabe difference. The rest of them are Victoria Kimani, music duo of Kahli Abdu and VHS Safari and Femi Kuti .
It hasn’t been forgoten that while he was in Jos , he teamed up with his brother, Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Threadstone,IcePrince,E kelly, Lindsay, Moses (Elbulk) to create LOOPY records but he left Jos for Abuja in search of greener pastures in his career . He rose to prominence beyond our imaginations in 2006 with the single “Crowd Mentality” .
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On 11 December 2008, released one of the most Talked about hip hip album “Talk about it” and the unanthicipated album was a big blow on other rappers career as it was hitting hard in every housees and radio stations and Dj was playing it like non stop . The “Talk about it” has a hardened punch line hip hop track “anoti anoti” that we couln’t stop listening to . Other albums M.I has released include Illegal Music (2009), M.I 2 (2010), Illegal Music 2 (2012) and The Chairman (2014) .
The beef 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 being a hot tempered young man didn’t take this likely with M.I. Abaga . Kelly Hansome took his book and pen to compose something that would mess up M.I’s mind , he released Catch Me If You Can, where he goes in on the whole Chocolate City label. M.I replied him with Nobody Test Me with a line from M.I talking directly to Kelly Hansome, saying, ” Only one Kelly that I know, Kelly Rowland. Why would I diss them, give them cheap promotion. I think that they’re so dry, I should give them lotion”. Kelly Hansome released Chocolate Boys (Chocolate City members). M.I. released a track on his 2010 album, M.I.2 named Beef. After some time Kelly came out with a new track Finish You Boy .
In 2009, M.I also had a Beef with US-based rapper by the name Iceberg Slim . They fired shot at each other using rap . Iceberg Slim released a single titled Mr International where he said the lines: “Am I better than M.I? I don’t know. Am I? Matter of fact you should ask M.I”.Then , M.I released his own titled “Somebody Wants To Die” .
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M.I has contributed greatly to the career success of many Nigerian artistes including Brymo, Ice Prince, Ruby, Jesse Jagz, Pype, Vypa, Wizkid, still counting but we just want to name few .
In 2013, M.I was appointed by Glo Mobile as a brand ambassador and this deal is still valid as at November 2016 .
MI’s current netwoth stands at $6 million
M.I is one of the most famous African rapper but the truth is that we actually don’t know much about his love life. Well some tatafo and know-know people have been able to tell us that the Chocolate City boss is currently in a relationship with ex beauty queen Erica Okundaye.
⇒Musician of the Year – City People 2010
⇒Best Rap Album 2009 –HipHop world Awards
⇒Musician of the Year – Malaysian African Entertainments Awards 2010
⇒Most Amiable Brand – Orange Wall of Fame 2010
⇒Hip Hop Revelation 2009 – HipHop World Awards
⇒Best New Act of the Year 2009 – Nigerian Entertainment Awards
⇒Best Hip Hop- MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
⇒Best New Act- MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
⇒Best Use of Special Effects in a video-NMVA 2009
⇒Best Mainstream Hiphop Video-NMVA 2009
⇒Best Rap Single 2008 – HipHop World Awards
⇒Musician of the Year– Modemen Awards 2008
⇒Musician of the Year-The Future Awards 2010
⇒Artist of the Year – National Daily 2010