Who is M.I Abaga?
M.I Abaga is a Nigerian rapper, record producer, and instrumentalist. He was the CEO of Chocolate City record label from June 2015 to 2019 and also runs a production company with his brother Jesse Abaga (Jesse Jagz), who is also in the music industry.
M.I is one of the influential rappers in Nigeria and has been credited for inspiring the likes of Phyno, Ruby, Pype, IcePrince, Brymo, KhaliGraph Jones, Wizkid, Vypa, amongst others who are all making waves in the music industry today.
M.I Abaga’s childhood and education
M.I Abaga’s full name is Jude Lemfani Abaga. He was born on October 4, 1981, in Jos, Plateau State to Pastor and Mrs Abaga. Though M.I was born and bred in Jos, reports had it that his parents are of Jukun descent, Takum, Taraba State. M.I’s brothers include Jesse Jagz and Jason Abaga.
The 40-year-old musician attended Baptist High School in Jos before proceeding to Calvin College, Michigan, where he obtained a degree in Business and Economics.
Meaning of M.I’s name
M.I is an acronym for “Mr Incredible”.
M.I Abaga’s career
M.I Abaga launched his music career officially in 2003 upon his return to Nigeria. He started with making mixtapes with his friend Djinee after which he released the single titled “Safe”.
The song was heavily played by African radios and music video stations. He rose to prominence in 2006 with the song “Crowd Mentality”. He released his debut studio album in 2008 titled “Talk About It”. He followed it with a mixtape titled “Illegal Music” in 2009.
He launched his record label called “Mr Incredible” in March 2020 after he left Chocolate City in 2019.
M.I Abaga’s wiki profile
|Full name||Jude Lemfani Abaga|
|State of Origin||Taraba State|
|Age||40 years old|
|Date of Birth||October 4 1981|
|Alma Mater||Calvin College|
M.I Abaga’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing this article, M.I is not yet married and does not have a wife.
There are reports that M.I is currently engaged to his girlfriend, Eniola Mafe, though neither of them has confirmed the news.
Before dating Eniola Mafe, M.I was romantically involved with Erica Okundaye. According to reports, they still remained friends after they separated.
There are rumours that M.I has been serially unfaithful in his past relationships.
The singer has also once announced on his Twitter page that he is in search of a serious companion, but the declaration yielded no results.
He also raised speculations about his love life on December 31, 2018, after he made a post sharing a picture of himself and an unknown lady. He had talked about all he went through that year in the post and then referred to the picture as the sum-up of what 2018 was for him.
About M.I’s wife
As of the time of writing this report, M.I Abaga has no wife since he is not yet married. The 40-year-old rapper is alleged to be engaged to Eniola Mafe, his reported girlfriend.
M.I relationship with Erica Okundaye
Based on information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, M.I and Erica Okundaye, an ex-Miss Nigeria beauty pageant first runner-up were romantically involved for over 2 years before they finally separated. It was even speculated that the ex-lovers were planning to walk down the aisle before they ended things.
Though it is not known when and why they ended their relationship, the ex-lovers have been able to maintain a cordial relationship after their breakup as Erica even sent the singer an emotional message on his birthday.
About Erica Okundaye
Erica Okundaye was M.I’s girlfriend for over 2 years before things fell apart between them. She was the first runner-up of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant in 2010.
She also worked as the Human Resources Manager of Chocolate City for over 3 years before she resigned in August 2016. Her resignation preceded the end of her relationship with the rapper.
She is currently the Director of Operations at International Mission Opportunities. The ex-beauty queen attended Benson Idahosa University, Benin, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy. She also obtained a certificate in Project Management from Georgetown University.
M.I Abaga’s relationship with Eniola Mafe
The first speculations that M.I and Eniola Mafe are romantically involved and possibly engaged came after she posted a photo of herself and M.I referring to them as “The Incredibles”. She also gushed about how 2022 will be a great year for her.
M.I’s reaction to Eniola’s post with love-struck emojis further intensified the speculations that the two might be walking down the aisle this year.
M.I Abaga’s children
As of February 2022, Nigerian rapper M.I has not fathered any child since he is not yet married and does not have a baby mama.
He is also one of the few Nigerian musicians that have not joined the baby mama trend.