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Mi Abaga; Biography, Discography, Net Worth, Awards, Nominations

Biography of Mi Abaga

Jude Abaga, known as Mr Incredible (MI) is a Nigerian hip hop recording artiste, a song writer, record producer and currently the CEO of a music label CHOCOLATE CITY.

He hails from Takum, Taraba state but was born and raised in Jos, northern Nigeria on the 4th of October 1981, he is the oldest child and has two brothers Jesse and Jason who are also actively involved in the entertainment industry; while Jesse known as Jesse Jagz is a prolific rapper, Jason is a writer and has written for Nigeria’s most famous television soap TINSEL.

Mi Abaga; Biography, Discography, Net Worth, Awards, Nominations
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He practically grew up in the church as his parents’ pastor Chris and Lydia Abaga are clergy.
Jude attended the Baptist High School in Jos after which he proceeded to Calvin College, Michigan, USA to study business and economics.

His romance with music started when his mother purchased basic musical notations for him. As a teenager, he loved to sample the work of Lauryn hill, DMX, Pablo Neruda, Bob Marley, Sarah Maclachlan and JayZ.

While in Calvin College, MI performed regularly at the schools major hip hop shows and concert, his excellent rap skills led him to finishing at the third position at the Calvin college’ HipHopera’ show which turned out to be the only hip hop show the college ever had.

Jude returned to Nigeria in 2003 to find a place in the Nigerian music and rap industry which was already dominated by industry giants like mode 9.

With the help of his friend Jeremiah Gyang who was then signed to chocolate city, he toured Lagos, Abuja and Enugu for shows.

He met Djinee in Enugu and teamed up with him to produce his mix tape that birthed a very popular and well acclaimed single titled ‘Safe’; A track that earned him several awards and recorded a massive airplay on African radio and music video stations.

MI founded loopy records back in jos with Jesse Jagz, ice prince, ruby, Lindsay, E Kelly and E bulk. When he met audu maikori, he was signed into chocolate city with members of Loopy music.

He became the CEO of CHOCOLATE CITY in 2015 after Audu Maikori resigned. A feat attributed to MI’s hard work and intelligence.

MI is said to have been in a long term relationship with beauty queen Erica Okundaye who was the first runner up, Miss Nigeria 2010.Rumour has it that the love birds are headed for the altar sometime this year.

Mi Abaga’s Discography

Talk About It (Album) Released In 2008

Illegal Music (Mixtape) Released In 2009

Mi2: The Movie (Album) Released In 2010

Illegal Music (Mixtape) Released In 2012

The Chairman Album Released In 2014

Illegal Music 3: The Finale Released In 2016

Singles And Collaborations of Mi Abaga

MI has had very many hit singles and has collaborated with quite a number of artistes. He has contributed immensely to the growth and success of many artistes such as wizkid, ice prince, Brymo, Ruby, Jesse Jagz his brother, pype, tone and kaligraph jones.

Some of his hit singles include: One Naira featuring Waje (2010), Bad Belle (2014), Monkey featuring Chigurl (2014) Bullion Van (2014) king James, Human being featuring sound sultan and Tuface Idibia (2014), unstoppable (2010) problems (2010) loving me (2012) Number One featuring Flavour (2010), Nobody featuring tuface idibia (2010), Beef (2010), Hustle (2008), Short black boy (2010), My Belle, My Head (2010), Safe (2008), Everything (2016) Wild Wild West (2010).

MI has collaborated with very many artistes like Frank Edwards, Koker, Reminisce, Moti Cakes, Beanie Man , Emmy Ace, Nosa, Milli, Patoranking, Runtown, Stormrex, Seyi Shay, Sarkodie, Dj Lambo, Debbie, Loose Kaynon, Morell, Oritse Femi and others too numerous to mention.

Endorsements And Net Worth of Mi Abaga

Personally, I consider MI to be the best rapper in Africa, his lyrical prowess and delivery of punch lines is second to none.

He has consistently churned out highly intellectual lyrical contents and has stood tall even in the emergence and existence of stiff competition.

His consistency, hard work, humility, dedication and positive influence on a large number of young African people has fetched him a good number of endorsements and deals which are worth whooping sums. Some of the endorsements are listed below:

The Gillette2 campaign in 2012

7 days croissant in 2012

Hennessey artistry in 2012

Globacom Xfactor judge in 2013

Globacom Ambassador since 2015

Lagos energy ambassador in 2013

Tecno own the stage judge 2015

Martel Nigeria since 2016 till date

MI Africa’s king of rap has a net worth of about 6 million dollars, he sits on his throne with no intentions of losing his crown.

He is currently the CEO of chocolate city music a record label which is home to other prominent artistes like Ruby Gyang, Coker, Jesse Jagz, young Marley and more.

Awards And Recognition of Mi Abaga

MI has bagged a lot of awards and nominations over the years, I will list some below:

Hip Hop World Awards 2008 – Best Rap Single

Modemen Awards 2008 – Musician Of The Year

Hip Hop World Awards 2009 – Best Rap Album

Hip Hop World Awards 2009 – Hip Hop Revelation

Nigerian Music Videos Awards 2009 – Best Mainstream Hip Hop Video

Nigerian Music Videos Awards 2009 – Best Use Of Special Effect In A Video

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2009 – Best New Act

MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 – Best New Act

Future Awards 2010 – Musician Of The Year

Orange Wall Of Fame 2010 – Most Amiable Brand

City People 2010 – Musician Of The Year

National Daily 2010 – Artist Of The Year

Malaysian Entertainment Awards 2010 – Musician Of The Year

The Headies 2015 – Best Rap Album ( The Chairman)

Mi Abaga’s Nominations

ModeMens Awards 2008 – Musician Of The Year

Hip Hop World Awards 2008 – Next Rated

Hip Hop World Awards 2008 – Lyricist On The Roll

Hip Hop World Awards 2008 – Best Rap Single

Hip Hop World Awards 2009 – Best Rap Album

Hip Hop World Awards 2009 – Lyricist On The Roll

Hip Hop World Awards 2009 – Hip Hop Revelation

Nigerian Music Videos Awards 2009 – Best Main Stream Hip Hop Video

Nigerian Music Video Awards 2009 – Best Director (MEX)

Nigerian Music Video Awards 2009 – Video Of The Year

Nigerian Music Videos Awards 2009 – Best Use Of Special Effect In A Video

The Future Awards 2009 – Musician Of The Year

Hip Hop World Awards 2010 – Best Rap Single

Hip Hop World Awards 2010 – Lyricist On The Roll

BET AWARDS 2010 – Best International Act

THE HEADIES 2011 – Artiste Of The Year

THE HEADIES 2011 – Album Of The Year

THE HEADIES 2015 – Best Rap Single

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Lami is from cross river state and holds a B.sc in accounting from a Nigerian university. Writing for her is a form of detoxification, she has written several articles for Essence magazine and runs political commentary on twitter. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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