M.I breaks retirement promise, announces fourth album
M.I Abaga, renowned Nigerian rapper and Chocolate City Chairman has announced his new body of work.
“I should be close to retirement/ but none of you rappers inspiring/ none of you pass the requirements/ I can’t retire yet then,” MI Abaga had declared on his provocative song, titled ‘You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives’.
After releasing three albums, a compilation album and three mixtapes, MI is back in the game. The talented rapper made this known on Instagram.
In his statement, M.I said he “will never rush music”.
“People ask me to rush and just put out music. I have tried and failed horribly because music is too important to me,” the Chocolate City president reiterated
“This project has taken so long.. but I promise it is worth it.
“Every project for me is a piece of my life. I will never rush music because I respect my fan base too much.”
MI began his music career when he returned to Nigeria in 2003. Finding his place in an industry dominated by the likes of Modenine, Ruggedman and Eedris Abdulkareem, he quickly commenced the production of mixtapes with his friend Djinee. This led to the critically acclaimed single “Safe”, (a song which he parodied popular Nigerian songs in its lyrics) which gathered impressive airplay by African radio and music video stations such as MTV Vibe.