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Afropolitan - The Evolution of M.I

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Quote - “I'm the first person from my village to get the opportunity to go to school abroad.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features M.I Abaga, Africa's biggest and most decorated Rapper.

MI is a Nigerian Hip-Hop Legend and record producer who was signed to Chocolate City Music for 13 years. Also CEO of Chocolate City Music, the biggest Music & Entertainment Company in Africa, MI was responsible for making HipHop sound generally acceptable to Africans with his intelligent flow, rap technique, relatable bars and classic projects. He is currently with Incredible Music, his own label.

M.I Abaga has partnered and collaborated with major brands and the biggest artistes across Africa and the World at large. He has 8 #1 Albums/Mixtapes to his name such as "Talk About It" "MI2" "Illegal Music Series" "The Chairman" "Rendezvous" & "Yxng Dxnzl".

MI is recipient of many international and local nominations and awards such as  BET Awards, MTV Awards, Headies Awards, The Future Awards, SMVA, NEA and so many more.

Listen and enjoy as M.I Abaga tells us the story of his journey, his evolution, and how he continues to remain center stage.

Show Notes

2:43 M.I on his journey and start.

11:58 Role reinvention has played in his life.

18:56 Transition to being number one.

22:48 Fighting the need to become a caricature of yourself and evolve.

31:18 Dealing with jealousy, envy and resentment.

40:05 Beef with Vector.

1:03:19 The idea of an artist as an entity and mixing creativity with business.

1:11:15 M.I on his new journey.

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.

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