M.I Abaga Talks Politics, Yxng Dxnzl Album, and So Much More

M.I Abaga Talks Politics, Yxng Dxnzl Album, and So Much More. Source: M.I. Abaga/ Instagram

Jude Abaga has been called Mr. Incredible (M.I.) Abaga, and the name has long stuck. His isn’t just a name, though, as the rapper has been doing truly phenomenal things.

The two-time BET Award winner is probably one of the few musicians in Nigeria with respectable thought pattern. He is also well informed on social issues, a voice to be listened to and heeded, as the participants of #TEDxMaitama would say.

Abaga isn’t one to hide his thoughts. A noted feminist, who was once described as the best rapper in Africa, made the maiden edition of ORIN Conversations, anchored by The NET, and spoke on several issues, including politics and his recently released “Yxng Dxnzl Album.

The album in many senses mirrors the rapper in his early days in the rap game and how he finally came to a better appreciation of himself and his abilities, not letting anyone shut him up. It a splendid story from which young people can learn and build their sense of self worth.

On the choice of title for his newest album, the Chocolate City boss, who has had people say to him that he doesn’t look like Denzel Washington and he is no betterrapper than Pusha T, observed in the interview:

The combination of both these things; people sitting me down to let me know; you don’t look like Denzel, and then people saying you are not better than Pusha T made me start to reflect on how often people try to box it in based on their own assessment of the world

He may not convince everyone, but M.I. Abaga  is certainly a critical voice in Nigeria’s music space – one of the most important.

Watch the interview below:

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