MI Abaga: Humility doesn’t pay

Rapper, Jude Abaga, aka MI, has said that having experimented with humility for over a decade, he has found out that humility does not work, so people should ‘carry their shoulders up’.


During the week, Abaga had written on Twitter, “Having experimented with humility for over a decade within these shores, I am here to report my findings. It doesn’t work here. Carry your shoulder hop (sic).” Though many felt the statement reeked of arrogance, the rapper stuck to his guns.


In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “Don’t be humble. It does not work. How many humble artistes are ‘big’? Who are the big artistes and who are the humble ones? I don’t want to grant an interview now. I just made the post for fun.”


However, the post attracted diverse comments. Ezeqwesiri wrote, “Stay humble. Don’t let motivational talks swindle you. Humility opens doors.”


Another follower, Forlahbee wrote, “I don’t think humility is the word he (MI) wanted to use.”

Agreeing with the rapper, a follower, Riccoten, wrote, “I wholeheartedly agree! People will trample on you.”

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Fashionmagicblog commented, “You can be humble and know how to still carry yourself with pride.”


The rap legend who turned 4o in 2021, while speaking on retirement said;

I think that should be determined by the fans. I have plans to do at least five more albums but if the fans would still want more of me, I think I would oblige them. Creativity never goes away and there are a lot of artistes that adapt and change as they grow older. There are always opportunities for change and growth, and I am open to all of that. I don’t have any plans to retire anytime soon.

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On the quality of music being churned out now, compared to when he started, MI Abaga says, ”I think this generation of music artistes are doing well. Young artistes are carving an amazing legacy for themselves.”

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