M.I. at the Premiere.
M.I.2 has received over a zillion reviews since it release (have you bought it on NHH yet?) with a chunk tagging it ‘an album that just works’. Critics might be getting at it but the album ratings still holds well, above average. The album might be trending over Twitter with a few still not certain of what they feel but the premiere at the Silverbird Galleria was a huge success.
Jude “MI” Abaga fondly referred to as Mister Incredible premiered his sophomore effort tagged MI2 – THE MOVIE at the Silverbird Galleria in a launch like never before experienced in the Nigerian entertainment industry and from a HIP HOP artiste. The highlight of the premiere was the release of all 16 – tracks of the album, as well as clips of different phases of the artiste’s life.
MI2 – THE MOVIE featured clips of four chapters; Chapter 1 – The beginning (with the ACTOR M.I. as the primary cast and focus in the HIP HOP WORLD) when everything is good and the going is smooth depicted in songs like “Action Film” ft label mate BRYMO, “Slow Down” ft Julius Ceasar; Chapter 2 – where there is an encounter with people, and there is a lot of hate and negative energy as depicted in songs like “Beef”, “Nobody” ft Tuface and “Anybody” ft Timaya. A special rendition is dedicated to the city of his youth “JOS” in a song he calls “Wild Wild West” where the artiste lyrically describes his pain over the degradation of his homeland and once peaceful dwelling place. Chapter 3 introduces us to the point of the actor’s life where he meets the woman of his dreams and falls in love, interpreted in songs like “One Naira” ft sultry songstress Waje and “Epic’’ ft Praise. Chapter 4 tells of the end, where the actor has it all together, has embraced his life and is ready to move into the future, to the happily ever after as seen in the song “Imperfect Me” ft Ruby, Kauna and Bola.
MI singing to a lady in the audience
The event was attended by media, fans and industry personnel like Obi Asika, Wale Ewedemi, Olisa Adibua and Frank Edoho. Fellow artistes Wande Coal, Sound Sultan, Naeto C, Omawumi, MoCheddah, Rooftop MCs, Kel, and Dipp attended the event, as well as Waje, Timaya, Bez, Chocolate City label mates Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince and Brymo who all shared the stage with him in different performances.
Another premiere is slated for Abuja fans on December 10, 2010 at the Silverbird Entertainment Centre.