MI Abaga, Chocolate City president, has taken to his instagram page to share his 2019 goals. He made known his intention to venture into Nollywood and movie production this year.
Abaga on Tuesday said one of his 2019 goals is to produce a movie. The hip hop star, who has released several albums, is the latest artiste to veer into the world of make-believe.
Falz, Reminisce, Ill Bliss and Phyno are fellow rappers who have turned to Nollywood in recent time, with each of them starring in blockbuster movies. Ill Bliss and Reminisce played major roles in Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King of Boys’ while Phyno featured as Pete Edochie’s on-screen son in ‘Lionheart’, a movie directed by Genevieve Nnaji.
Falz, on the other hand, has appeared in the award-winning ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ and also in the box office hit, ‘Chief Daddy’. Announcing his bid to join his peers in Nollywood, Abaga wrote on Instagram: “Boss mode activated this 2019. One of my goals this year that I’m gonna share… is I’m going to produce a movie.“Okay now it’s out there!!! No going back.”
MI who made his debut into Nolllywood last year shared the news on Instagram and with an excitement that could be perceived from his words, he informed fans to refer to him as an actor and musician. He said;
“Henceforth!!!!! Address me as Actor/Musican as I am excited to be part of this project!!!! #chiefdaddymovie opens 14 December and your boy is in it!!! #Nolooseguard shout out @ebonylifefilms@moabudu”
The rapper and his label mates recently released a ferocious cypher sponsored by Martell. The cypher features the top rappers on the roster of Chocolate City: M.I Abaga, Loose Kanyon, AQ and Blaqbonez.
M.I rose to prominence in 2006 when his song “Crowd Mentality” and became popular in his hometown of Jos. His critically acclaimed debut studio album, Talk About It, was released on 11 December 2008. The LP was succeeded by M.I 2 (2010).
Four years after that, he released his third studio album titled The Chairman. In February 2018, M.I Abaga released a playlist project titled Rendezvous and he followed it up with his fourth studio album in August of the same year titled Yxng Dxnzl (A Study Of Self Worth).
Seems the Nollywood industry is racking a lot of money these days. What do you think?