Popular Nigerian rapper, MI Abaga also known as The Guy in a recent video celebrates the rap genre, talking about his contribution to the rap space, showing support for rappers, and his relationship with Vector Tha Viper.
Following an ongoing debate sparked by the controversial statement of Nigerian singer, Wizkid, where he stated that rap is dead and tired, lots of people have voiced their opinion on the subject and one of the vocal ones is MI Abaga.
Over the last couple of years, the 40-year-old Nigerian rapper has been one of those holding the forte in the rap space, both in Nigeria and Africa. Rightly so, with 5 great studio albums and endorsements to show for it.
In a recent Instagram live where he spoke about a couple of things ranging from his contribution to the industry, to a project he’s working on to help creatives grow, MI Abaga continues to drum his support for rappers as he has always done while also stating how happy he is for the growth of the genre.
In an article we published earlier, we asked if rap is truly dead, backing up our answer with 5 rap albums that blew our minds this year. MI Abaga’s take on the subject of rap in Nigeria aligns with that piece.
In the Instagram live video, the Nigerian rapper gave shoutouts to several Nigerian rappers, giving credit to whom it’s due. One of the issues he was also able to address was the case of his rivalry with popular Nigerian rapper, Vector Tha Viper.
Although MI Abaga and Vector had both been on a show together, both speaking on their beef and settling it, but this time, MI took it a bit further, making the fans know they are both good now.
In the video, MI explained how he was on a call with Vector speaking about various things and also how Vector spoke to him about his latest album, ‘Teslim: The Energy Still Lives In Me.’