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Name: MI @MI_Abaga

Real name: Jude Abaga

Mi is a native of Taraba state born in Jos to Pastor and Mrs Abaga. He attended Baptist High School Jos. In 1999 MI left for Calvin College Michigan USA to pursue a degree in Business and Economics. He performed at all the major hip-hop and R&B shows and concerts in school and later came third in the Calvin College Hip hopera 2003.In 2003 he moved back to Jos and teamed up with his brother Jesse Jagz IcePrince Ruby Threadstone Lindsay Moses (Elbulk)E kelly to form a record label LOOPY records. M.I was later signed to the Chocolate City company and relocated to Abuja.In 2006 he released his hit single Crowd Mentality which topped charts all over Nigeria.He released his first album Talk About It in 2008, which sold over 300,000 copies in the first 30 minutes of release according to TJoe distributions. His second album MI2 was released in 2010.His awards include Best Rap Album 2009 HipHop world Awards Best Rap Single 2008 - HipHop World Awards Musician of the Year City People 2010 Best Hip Hop- MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 Hip Hop Revelation 2009 - HipHop World Awards, Best New Act- MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 Best New Act of 2009 Nigerian Entertainment Awards

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