Thursday, November 6, 2008

M.I. Abaga, Hot Emerging Rap Artist Gets Higher and Higher!


Ladybrille introduced you, last month, to one of the hottest emerging rap artist on the hip-hop scene today, Jude Abaga aka M.I., during our LA Fashion Week coverage. We loved his work so much we used it to synchronize some of our LA fashion Week videos, including that of MTV Hills Celeb reality star, Lauren Conrad. M.I. is currently signed to Chocolate City and is based in Nigeria, West Africa. He prepares to launch his sophomore album, "Talk About It" in December 2008.

"Crowd Mentality" which was his first single off his Freshman album titled "Pyeri Boy" topped every major chart in Nigeria and was also #1 on hip-hop charts in Uganda, Tanzania and Malaysia. "Crowd Mentality" also saw his label CEO/President Audu Makori selected as the 2007 British Council International Young Music Entrepreneur Award. Having listened to almost all songs on his upcoming album "Talk About It," we have our verdict. Drum roll pleeeeeeeeease!M.I.'s intelligent and strong command of words, strong vocals, excellent synchronization of lyrics to strong beats and powerful delivery will have him recognized on a global scale. The emerging artist recently had a listening party at the upscale Swe Bar Lounge in Lagos, Nigeria. Check out the photos below.

Photos courtesy of Effiong Eton

L-R: Alexander Yangs and Omawunmi Megbele, West African Idols runner up.

L-R: Olaoye, M.I. Abaga, Storm Records Executive Obi Asika and Okeugo Paul L-R: The sexy R &B artist Obiwon Obiora and Effiong Eton, Head of Entertainment/Producer Silverbird TV & MNet Studio 53



M.I. "They call him M.I. [higher] just because he is getting higher"
All Photos courtesy Ajibola Ayana Anthonia Olubiyi
L-R: Ms. Olubiyi, Tosyn Bucknor and guests
L-R: Artist Djinee Nosa Osayamwen, Ms. Olubiyi and Eric Arubayi

US based R& B Artist Banky W also attended the event
"Crowd Mentality" by MI from his Freshman Album, "Crowd Mentality"


To get an even more informed view and assess for yourself his lyrical prowess, visit M.I.'s MyTruSpot page http://www.mytruspot.com/members/4714/. Be sure to check out what we think will be a #1 hit for him, 'Safe featuring Djinee.' "Safe" takes the hooks from hits of some of Nigeria's top artists to create something extraordinary with major global appeal.

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