M.I talks about making a living from other things apart from music and… the competition.
You will recall we brought you news about rapper M.I Abaga’s talk on quitting in a social media message. In a recent interview with Saturday Beats, M.I sort of addressed the talk about music and pursuing other things.
He also spoke about the competition between Jesse Jagz (his brother) and himself. The rapper who released his song, “King James” back in August allegedly said in the interview that music isn’t his only means of surviving.
On making ends meets via music
“People have been saying whatever they like but I have been blessed that I don’t need to make music to survive. But now is the right time for me to come out because the music is there and the story is there. I stayed away waiting for the right time. Whenever you drive through Lagos or anywhere in the country and you see my face, you would know what I have been doing to survive.”M.I
On the supposed competition between him and brother Jesse Jagz
“Although I did not release an album in over four years, my younger brother released two in about six months but I was not pressured in any way. The competition between me and Jesse Jagz has been over years ago. We have been doing this for years and he won. I am on a different path making different music. I am on my own path making my own kind of music and my advice to everyone making music is to make songs that feel right. Every artiste should do music to raise social awareness,” he said.M.I