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Celebrating MI Abaga At 37: Top 12 Greatest Hits

All hail the short black boy from J-Town, M.I

MI Jude Abaga first came into the Nigerian music scene with his Crowd Mentality single in 2006, Nigerian hip-hop heads welcomed the freshness of his idea, the audacity of his witty lyrics tightly packed in bars and a healthy dose of social commentary.

And when his debut LP, Talk About It, hit the shelf on December 11, 2008, there was an acknowledgement that the hip-hop torch held by the kings such as Modenine and Ruggedman could be passed onto the “Short Black Boy from Jos”.

That acknowledgement manifested in him winning the Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards and being nominated the following year in the Best International Act category at the 2010 BET Awards.

In recognition of his 37th birthday today, we have a compilation of some of the legends greatest hits:

Africa Rapper Number One Feat Flavour

Anoti

Safe Featuring DJinee

Fast Money, Fast Cars Featuring Wizkid

Nobody Test Me Featuring Choc BOIz (M.I, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince)

One Naira Featuring Waje

Bad Belle ft. Moti Cakes

Human Being

Action Film Featuring Brymo

Crowd Mentality

Short Black Boy

LEKKI Featuring Odunsi, FALZ, Ajebutter 22

One more to spice up your day:

You rappers should fix up your lives

Which is your favourite?

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