Sunday, 4 October 2015

MI (@MI_Abaga) celebrates his 34th birthday today

Jude Abaga (born 4 October 1981), better
known by stage name M.I , is a Nigerian hip
hop recording artist and the current CEO of the
Chocolate City Music .
He has won several
awards including the MTV Africa Music Awards
2009 . He was nominated in the Best
International Act category at the BET Awards
2010 . He rose to prominence in 2006 when his
song "Crowd Mentality" became popular in his
hometown of Jos. On 11 December 2008, M.I
released his critically acclaimed debut album,
Talk About It .

Jude was born in Jos, Plateau State. His
parents, Pastor and Mrs Abaga from Takum ,
Taraba state , both of Nigerian descent. He
attended Baptist High School, Jos where his
mother purchased basic music notations and
later, a 7-key mini piano which launched him
into the music world. Jude has two
brothers, Jesse Jagz who is also in the
Nigerian and African music scene, and Jason
Abaga. During Jude's adolescence, he would
listen to tracks from Lauryn Hill , Bob Marley,
Sarah Maclachlan , Pablo Neruda, Jay-Z and
DMX . Jude's venture in the hip hop world
started with the sampling of musical works
from DMX and Lauryn Hill as early as 1998.
After his stint at Calvin College, Michigan, US,
he delved into poetry while pursuing a career
in Business and Economics.[2] There, he
performed regularly at the school's major hip
hop shows and concerts . His impressive rap
flows and attitude gained him a third-place
finish at the Calvin College show tagged
'HipHopera' in 2003, which was actually the
only "hip hop show" that Calvin College ever
had. M.I. also made some amateur attempts
at comedy, but decided to stick to music
because he was embarrassed when nobody
laughed but him.

Happy birthday bro...

The earth shivered on this day some years back
It shivered nt cos it was a natural disaster.
It shivered not cos there was war.
It shivered cos d light 2 our dark ages is here. 
The heir to these destinies is here.
The creativity in mankind has come in totality.
Happy birthdayay bro.
I bless d womb that begot you!

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