INTERVIEW: MI talks about why he doesn’t do international works and more


Chocolate city Boss MI Abaga was on Channels and had lots to say about Ice Prince, Olamide, Phyno and bother Jesse Jagz. When he was asked about his relationship with Ice Prince he said, ‘ Ice Prince is the easiest but also the most difficult person to deal with. He is so opinionated.’. When asked about Jesse Jagz and why he left initially he said the wasn’t as tensed as the media puts it. He said, ‘Jesse simply wanted to do certain things differently, and when he was ready to return to the fold, Choc City welcomed him with open arms.’



When asked if rap music is dead the rapper said no and mentioned the likes of Olamide and Phyno who are doing well. The anchor said the mentioned rapper are evolving like Drake, as they are merging singing with rap. MI replied saying they are still rappers. ‘They are definitely rappers. None of them is going to win vocalists of the year,’ ‘Drake wants to be a singer and a rapper. But for the (Nigerian) guys, it is just new ways of expressing themselves. They are definitely rappers.’

On if fe feels fulfilled about his career, he says, ‘I am completely happy. I am like a kid in a candy shop, and looking forward to what’s going to come out of it and being excited about that. I am working on two or three albums.’

On if he feels he should have done international works, MI Abaga says, ‘I am very weird about the international thing. I am not interested at all. I am interested in building in Africa, in Nigeria. The biggest things we can do internationally is set up our business and our industry here.

“America is very funny,” he continues, revealing that when he joined the industry newly, fans said he should do more international collaborations. But he thinks differently.

‘For you to be successful in America you have to be American. Their culture is so closed and complete. Nobody is going to listen to you talk about Las Gidi or J-Town in America. They want you to talk about 57th Street and New York. I don’t want to do that. I want to find value in being Nigerian. I want to find value in my language, neighbourhood and people. I am completely happy here.’

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Anthony Dugbo
Anthony Dugbo

You have to cut your own identity. Exactly what MI represents

Possible Wilson
Possible Wilson

That’s his call ah guess…