Written by Clement Oluwasegun
Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga has revealed that he’s now at the point where he thinks what to say before putting out a studio recording.
Answering the question of what’s happening to his music career which took a step back since he became CEO of CCM, he said:
“I’m 10 years in the industry since my first song in Lagos, It is a ultimate compliment to me that I’m being compared to people like Olamide, Phyno, and Ice Prince that came out after me.
“Think about M.I’s first five years. As you get older, you get tired of saying some things. It’s very hard for me to go and write a song about being in the club. At a certain point as an artiste, you prefer to listen to a young boy talk about ‘Jaiye’ than an old artiste.
“The CEO work has been harder than I thought, it has taken time from me. As a brand it becomes tougher to keep up. I have like five projects in my head and my heart.
“Then I want to live because I’m also getting older. So when I get those projects (as a musician) done, I will evaluate, maybe that will be the end. But getting those projects out is my focus right now. when I get there I will see what happens.”
M.I took over the managerial role of Chocolate City Music (CCM) from Audu Maikori in 2015.