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Net Worth: is $4 million USD Dollars. is the CEO of Incredible Music records label. He is a Nigerian rapper, a proficient record producer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Observers have likened M.I’s rap style to that of Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z. His company, Chocolate City, just signed a jaw-dropping deal with Warner Music.

M.I Abaga Profile

Name:

M.I Abaga

Real Name:

Jude Lemfani Abaga

Date of Birth:

4th October 1981

Age:

40 years

State of Origin:

Plateau State

Nationality:

Nigerian

Tribe:

Jukum descent

Occupation:

Rapper • Singer • Songwriter • Producer

Parents:

Pastor and Mrs. Abaga

Wife/Girlfriend:

Not Married

Net Worth:

$4 million

M.I Abaga Biography, Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, State, Awards, Real Name, Parents, Cars

M.I Abaga Biography

Jude Abaga popularly known by his stage name as M.I Abaga is a famous Nigerian hip hop rapper, singer, songwriter, recording artist, stage performer, record producer and a model. He has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of Chocolate City record labels since June 2015 till 2019. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented. He has been described as the greatest rapper in Africa by several media organizations and popularly known as Mr. Incredible.

M.I Abaga Early Life

He was born on 4th October 1981 in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria. M.I Abaga was born in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria. His parent, Pastor and Mrs. Abaga is from Takum, a small village in Taraba State in the northern part of Nigeria.

M.I Abaga Education

M.I Abaga completed his primary school education in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary school education, M.I Abaga proceeded to Baptist High School in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school, M.I Abaga started rapping and freestyling. During that time, his mother purchased some music equipment and a 7-key mini piano which launched him into the music world.

M.I Abaga Family

Jude Abaga popularly known as M.I or Mr International was born in Jos, Plateau State to Pastor and Pastor Mrs Abaga. He is from Takum, Taraba state. Jude has two brothers, Jesse Abaga(Jesse Jagz) who is also in the Nigerian and African music scene, and Jason Abaga.

M.I Abaga Biography, Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, State, Awards, Real Name, Parents, Cars

M.I Abaga Career

M.I Abaga ventured into the hip hop music world in 1998. After completing his secondary school education in Nigeria in 1998, M.I Abaga proceeded to Calvin College in Michigan in the United States of America to pursue a course in Business and Economics. While in the United States of America, he was influenced and inspired by DMX and Lauryn to pursue a career in music.

While in Calvin College in Michigan in the United States of America, M.I Abaga delved into poetry while pursuing a career in Business and Economics. While in campus, he performed regularly at the school’s major hip hop shows and concerts.

His impressive and magnificent rap flows gained him a third-place finish at the Calvin College show tagged “Hip-Hop-era” in 2003, which was actually the only “hip hop show” that Calvin College ever had. M.I Abaga also made some amateur attempts at comedy, but decided to stick to music because he was embarrassed when nobody laughed to him during his performance as a standup comedian.

M.I Abaga began his music career professional when he returned to Nigeria in 2003 from the United States of America after completing his studies at Calvin College in Michigan in the United States. When he returned to Nigeria in early 2003, the Nigerian music scene was dominated by hip hop rap legends like Ruggedman and Eedris Abdulkareem.

He quickly commenced the production of his mixtape with his friend Djinee. This mixtape led to the production his self acclaimed hit single “Safe”. The song became very popular and garnered impressive airplay by African radio and music video stations such as MTV Vibe. The track also earned him awards at the Nigerian Music Video Awards, City People Entertainment Awards and Nigeria Entertainment Awards, amongst others.

In 2009, M.I Abaga won the award for Best Hip Hop Rap and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards. In 2010, he was nominated for Best International Act category at the BET Awards in the United States of America.

In 2006, M.I Abaga rose to prominence when his song “Crowd Mentality” became very popular in his hometown of Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria. On 11th December 2008, M.I Abaga released his critically self acclaimed debut studio album “Talk About It”. The album received global acceptance and commercial success, selling million copies worldwide. In 2010, M.I Abaga released his second studio album “MI2” which also received global acceptance and commercial success. In 2014, M.I Abaga released his third studio album “The Chairman” which also received global acceptance and commercial success. In 2018, M.I Abaga released his fourth studio album “Rendezvous: The Playlist” which received global acceptance and was also a commercial success.

Immediately M.I Abaga returned to Nigeria from the United States of America, he went to Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and teamed up with his younger brother Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Ruby, Threadstone, Lindsay, Moses and E Kelly to form Loopy Music Group. He later established a music label called Chocolate City and signed in Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz and Brymo into the record label.

M.I Abaga has also received international recognition in South Africa from the popular Channel O Music Video Award, MTV base Music Video Awards and also the American BET Awards. Apart from being a rap legend, M.I Abaga is also a proficient music producer, lyricist, songwriter and an instrumentalist. He has been described by DIV as the future of African hip-hop.

M.I Abaga has produced and featured on the works of artists like Don Jazzy, Threadstone, Kel, Djinee, Style Plus, Jesse Jags, Ice Prince, Brymo, Flavour, Ruby, Lindsey, Leony, Wizkid, Davido, amongst others. He also runs a production company known as Rytchus Era Productions with his younger brother Jesse Abaga, who is popularly known as Jesse Jagz.

In 2013, M.I Abaga was appointed by the Nigerian multinational telecommunication company GLO as a brand ambassador of the company alongside with other top Nigerian celebrities like Omawunmi, Burna Boy, Flavour, Ice Prince, Naeto C, amongst others. He was also a judge in Glo X-Factor, which is a famous Nigerian version of the reality singing competition show in 2013.

In 2012, M.I Abaga was appointed as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. He has also achieved worldwide recognition as part of the vanguard of the “Afrobeats” waves.

On 9 February 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 24 August 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. 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. 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. On 6 March 2020, the rapper announced his departure from Chocolate City after 13 years of being a part of the label.

M.I Abaga Awards

M.I Abaga in the cause of his music career has received several awards and honors. In 2018, he won the Best Rap Single of the Year and Lyricist on the Roll at The Headies Award for his greatest rap single “You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives”.

In 2015, he won the Best Rap Album of the Year at the Headies Awards for his album “The Chairman”. In 2009, he won the Best Rap Album of the Year and Hip Hop Revelation of the Year at the Hip Hop World Awards. In 2009, he also won the Best New Act of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

In 2008, he won the Best Rap Single at the Hip Hop World Awards. In 2008, he also won the Musician of the Year at the Modemen Awards. In 2009, he won the Best New Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards. In 2009, he also won the Best Use of Special Effects in a video and Best Mainstream Hip Hop Video at the Nigeria Music Video Awards.

In 2010, he won the Musician of the Year at the Future Awards. In 2010, he also won the Musician of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards. In 2010, he also won the Musician of the Year at the Malaysian African Entertainments Awards. In 2018, he won the Best Rap Single of the Year at The Headies Awards. He is currently the king of rappers in Nigeria

On 6 March 2020, the rapper announced his departure from Chocolate City after 13 years of being a part of the label.[

M.I Abaga Biography, Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, State, Awards, Real Name, Parents, Cars

M.I Abaga Cars

Mercedes G wagon N30million

M.I Abaga gifted himself the car to celebrate 100,000 followers on Instagram.A Mercedes Benz G-Wagon costs him over N 30million.

He wrote on Instagram “decided to bless myself on a 100k nigga p.. thank God for his blessings!!! thank you guys for the support and for putting my career where it is.. i am forever grateful and appreciative”

M.I now joins the list of many Nigerian musicians who own the machine.

Bentley Continental GT N42million

This M.I’s new Bentley Continental GT cost him about £176,385. This means he had to splash out a cool N42.1 million converted to Naira.

M.I Abaga Wife, Personal Life

Nigerian rapper and record producer, M.I Abaga is now engaged and set to wed. Viral reports say MI Abaga got engaged to Eniola Mafe.

Eniola was named Okay Africa 100 Women in Africa in 2018. She was also named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33, or the “99 Under 33,” by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy in 2011 and one of 13 Young Africans Business/Economic Leaders to Watch in 2013 by Ventures Africa Magazine.

Eniola is the Nigeria Ambassador for Women in Africa Initiative and serves in the Technical Sub-Committee for the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, and has served on various non-profit boards.

M.I Abaga Biography, Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, State, Awards, Real Name, Parents, Cars

M.I Abaga Net Worth

M.I Abaga estimated net worth of $4 million. He is currently one of the richest and most influential artist and hip hop rapper in Nigeria.

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