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MI Abaga showers encomium on Nigerian rappers after Wizkid says rap is dead

Popular Nigerian rapper, Jude Lemfani Abaga better known as MI Abaga has taken to social media to react after award-winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun professionally known as Wizkid says that the rap music genre is dead and boring.

Recall Wizkid got social media buzzing after he berated MI Abaga, Ice Prince, Olamide, Vector, Falz, Reminisce among others during an interview with 10 magazine.

Wizkid noted that most of these rappers rap on the same beats, dished out the same style among others as there is no development. He added that Afrobeats is the real thing now.

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However, in a tweet today, December 2nd, 2022 MI Abaga showers encomium on some rap stars in Nigeria, including Falz, AQ, Ajebo Hustlers, Ice Prince, Blaqbonez and others.

The famous rapper said his colleagues are winning adding that rap is on the rise.

MI Abaga tweeted; “Aq – winning SDC – winning Falz – winning M – I de try VEC – winning Poe – winning Odumodu- winning Yp – winning BlaqBonez – winning Dan dizzy – winning Ajebo hustlers – winning Ice – winning Etc etc etc… point is that rap is on the rise!”

See screenshot of the tweet below;

m1 Abaga

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See reactions below;

@BigShuga001: Winning in Nigeria only?? Listen short man… d only good rapper now in NG is blaqbonez and Ladipoe. Their songs cross boundaries not u and d rest washed up Ijebu-ode rappers.

@messyday1: most of these guys on your list don’t even rap again. they’re all singing how they played girl in lekki.

@johnolih17: Tryna win too 🙏🏾.

@kingfame_: There is more to music than just vibes ✌️, but some of us just don’t care about lyrical content anymore.Your album ‘A Study of Self worth’ impacted my life positively and made me better version of myself.Big shout out to all rappers out there putting meaningful lines together 💪.

@bigjinjah: I am sure you read the interview Egbon , plus wiz started as a rapper, both MIL and MLLe featured rappers, so as an OG your job is to understand his point of view and help shed 💡 My 2 cents,More love less ego.

@Himessi7 :  It’s disheartened that people find ways to pamper people’s flaws all because you support them or so. No one hates big wiz but when someone is wrong let them know. Just by saying rap is dead that may actually ruin upcoming artist plans and ambitions.

@Tomsexyne: I remember when Olamide and Phyno had the streets on chokehold, now both of them don turn singer. The truth is always hard to swallow, but doesn’t change the fact that it’s the truth.

@shopzynana: I believe rap worked in Nigeria for a while when people were trying to infuse the naija vibe to it. Most main stream rap songs are a combination of Afro beat artist and a rapper. Pride, arrogance and avoiding see finish has made the genre stagnant for a while.

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