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M.I: Chairmen Don’t Quit

Posted by Jim Donnett on August 20, 2014 in Editorial · 47 Comments


“This was the last straw. If you don’t hear any MI music you know who to blame…
No regrets. Except for the fans… I’m sorry.
It’s over… I’m finally done with this.”

Only God knows whatever happened that made the one and only Mr Incredible put up such a funny but yet so disturbing post on social media via the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram. You know the truth is I actually had a mighty good laugh reading it. Here’s the thing guys, M.I was kidding. I mean, he must have been kidding. He just had to be kidding… like he really thought we were going to take him seriously on such a costly joke? This is 2014 du-uh! If we reacted based on impulse to everything that crept into the media space and took us by shock every other Monday morning, we’d have all died of a heart attack by now.

I’ve gone over that note, touching as it is and I been thinking, what must have happened? How is it over? What exactly is he done with? Does a simple sorry cut it? And really, no regrets? It’s amazing the kind of things that our human impulses make us do and when these deeds are done, there’s nothing to take back… sadly. The upside would be salvaging whatever’s left of it but the issue is how many actually see the upside? M.I’s note clearly mirrors his feeling of defeat. It tells us that he’s rested on his oars and not only given in to the pressures of settling for less, he’s even thrown in the freaking towel!

No doubt, small (or big) as our industry may seem, the competition is pretty stiff out there. Music acts are jostling to maintain relevance. While the likes of 2face and Sound Sultan can boast a track record of six studio albums, there’s Wande Coal who has managed one album the last 5/6 years, Seyi Shay and Yemi Alade whose debut we’ve been anticipating in earnest and then MI and Wizkid who we’re tired and done waiting for their next album release. Regardless, nobody has caved because life hurled a few lemons at them.

No sane thinking man with a vision and a purpose, chooses to toss years of hardwork vested on a thriving career, in the garbage can. Which is why I’ve chosen to not call M.I out on publicity stunt alleges just like everyone else is doing. Instead, I think his impulses should take blame especially with the series of event that followed after his not carefully thought through slip-up. I’m sure he’s aware how much he’s looked up to by upcomers in the industry moreso, the position he occupies in the modern revolution of rap/hip-hop in Nigeria. There’s too much at stake for Mr Incredible to close up shop and head home early on a market day. Perhaps he’s nursed the thought a while now and finally thinks he can but we’re here to remind him that he can’t ‘cos we won’t let him.

At this point, I’m reminded of his cut on DJ Jimmy Jatt’s I Am Legend. Sometimes, these superstars need be reminded of where their strength lies and how to keep firing on (one of the many perks of having us as fans). So whatever the turf, he should find solace in those exact words he spat on the track’s fine bars ‘cos by and by, que sera sera!

By Jim Donnett

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  1. Nice one!! MI should should release something ASAP we are moving on from MI.. Too much waiting

  2. Nice one… M.I for ever. One love bro, I almost fainted when I saw it… Thank God its a Joke.

  3. Make d guy dey go… Soldier go soldier come… Anoda Mr incredible wil show 4 sure!

  4. So MI is an insane man with no vision or purpose

  5. Good radiance to bad rubbish……go we won’t notice

  6. Abeg if he’s still feeling like no1 we don’t give a fuck make him go. sef

  7. M.I what else are u going to do? Na boxing abi na wrestling any one BRO! We dey ur back.

  8. Can’t leave rap alone I gotta do this for heredity! MI is the Boss

  9. Cant leave rap alone gotta do this for heredity! Omo Abaga

  10. Wait…who is M.I again?

  11. M.I When Is Chairman Album Coming Out??
    I laf wen I saw those critics…

  12. Even vector that is not up to ur standard is still working hard to be noticed not to talk about Baba Mi.. Missing ur nice use of grammer and rhymes in ur music.. Pls don’t give 2fucks just do ur thing bro

  13. Even vector that is not up to ur standard is still working hard to be noticed not to talk about Baba Mi.. Missing ur nice use of grammer and rhymes in ur music.. Pls don’t give 2fucks just do ur thing bro

  14. the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. M I respect u…plz stay in game we ur fans love u

  16. Tik u bro

  17. I laugh when I hear people speak ill of the CHAIRMAN. Vector, Ice Prince being compared to him? Tell me how many of your favorite rappers can make a balanced album? He talks about everything. Never overlooking any facet. He may not have dropped something banging over the last two years, but tell me who brought this revolution in hip hop. He came, he fused hip hop with Afro music. Y’all fans of newbies should thank him. Without him, best we would have will be gangsta music.

    • True Dat Bro….. Fake ass rapping ass fakers tryin to be compared to M.I… Ni**a please! M.I Got Substance. Period!

  18. Mi Mr incredible pls don’t quit M I one of the hottest rapper in naija

  19. Mi Mr incredible pls don’t quit M I one of the hottest rapper in naija

  20. For ur info he will be releasing one of his singles titled: KING JAMES this evening….. Stop giving us false news…. Mtchew

  21. For ur info he will be releasing one of his singles titled: KING JAMES this evening….. Stop giving us false news…. Mtchew

  22. M.I aint goin nowhere

  23. M.i nigerian rap god. Well if he is out all I can say is that his interlectuality will be missed.

  24. Ok…Cuz VecTor is Back u wanna Quit Riqht?…Aii…qo we no qo Notice say u leave qaaaaan…..I don dey wait for the third Album he nur qri drop!

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  26. ‘Aagh! 4 d benefit of ol those dat want 2 say tinx. Have u eatin 2day den y er u hatin’.

  27. Impossible

  28. M.I b Legend

  29. there’s still alot to do bro…keep it up

  30. noce 1 bro We are gonna miss u, but dey say shulder go shulder come ice will be there, and i too will be there soon, am a good rapper trust me @ ( young mayor ) love u ( m i )………

  31. He’ll to d no Mr incredible ain’t going nowhere. I so luv u to d bone u d reason I luv rap please don’t leave please.

  32. Oga go die

  33. Heeh,,mi nvr Bragg !!! Josi guy asking wassit halowen not GEN

  34. My boss welcome bk

  35. My boss welcome bk

  36. Mi is a boss… he’s the best anyone hating on him Is just being stupid. no reasonable human being would hate Mi.. only local fools.. #justknw

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