Nigerian popular rapper, Jude Abaga professionally known as M.I has recounted his story of struggles before he became popular.
M.I said he worked at an internet cafe when he relocated to Nigeria.
The rapper revealed this in a chat with Ikechukwu Onunaku, rapper turned actor.
Getting signed to Chocolate City, for me, happened in Jos (2008). I came back to Nigeria from the US, got a job. I was earning, at the time, around N15,000. I was working at an internet cafe.
In Nigeria, people don’t work when they’re young. We have to destigmatise work. I cleaned. I was a janitor in America, sending money home to my brothers. In the last job I did, we were cutting grass for one rich guy.
It was 2003 and he was paying 10 bucks an hour, with overtime up to you. So we work 8 hours, he pays an hour and a half on anything above that. It stacked up. I came home with $700 cash after buying things for everyone.