MI Abaga resets his pace with Daddy
With Hip-hop and rap music currently on its deathbeds across the Nigerian music space, Jude Abaga, professionally known as MI Abaga, has continued to be the major lifeline for the genre. And with his latest single dubbed, Daddy, the Chocolate City Music maverick has returned to the fore, refining his artistry with bolder lyricism and impressive flows.
From the days of Talk About It (2008), and MI2 The Movie (2010), MI set a standard as one of the leading voices in rap music. His heavily didactic discography bloomed for several reasons; from his impactful collaborations, which also chaperoned the growth of emerging acts across Nigeria, to his poetic lyricism and Eminem-esque cadence in his flows. With Daddy, he brings all of that, but with a different mood; more like a restatement of his prowess, but with extra finesse.
In Daddy, MI Abaga serenades the female folk, interestingly a good choice in the same month dedicated to women. And in the soothing, laid-back groove, the rapper offsets poetic bars, adulating this gender and pepping them to be more self-confident.
Interestingly, the song is a teaser off his forthcoming yet-to-be announced studio album, which is expected for release this year. Another pleasure point on this song is the duet with Chillz, another emerging act whose sonorous vocals bless the chorus of this song.
In a chat with Weekend Beats, MI Abaga hinted, “Daddy is a song that’s here to celebrate our women and further appraise their beauty.”