M.I. ABAGA DROPS C.E.O POSITION OF CHOCOLATE CITY MUSIC LABEL
The news confirms weeks of rumours about M.I.'s status as Chief Executive of the label.
Top Nigerian rapper M.I Abaga is no longer the Chief Executive Officer of Chocolate City according to a source close to the label.
“This was after (the) Warner Music (deal) came into play. Audu (Maikori) made moves to come back to the label. M.I. has since left his role as CEO of Chocolate City. He should announce his new company soon” the source tells.
NAN has reached out to Chocolate City and M.I to comment on this revelation. Both parties have yet to respond to requests for statements.
On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 M.I released Martell Cypher 2; Purificationfeaturing Loose Kaynon, Blaqbonez and A-Q. On the music streaming app, Apple Music, the song was released under TASCK. This might be the name of M.I’s label.
On June 30, 2015, M.I was appointed as the CEO of Chocolate City. Under his leadership, Chocolate City signed Ruby Gyang, Ckay, Yung L, Milli, Koker, DJ Lambo, Kahli Abdu & VHS Safari and Loose Kaynon.
Within the same year, talented rap star Jesse Jagz came back to the label after leaving in March 2013. Jesse who is M.I’s brother left the label for the second time in 2017.
The current roster of the label boasts of acts such as Nosa, Loose Kaynon, Ruby Gyang and Ckay. 100 Crowns, a division under Chocolate City released ‘Crown’ in 2018, a joint rap project between Loose Kaynon and A-Q.
M.I officially signed to Chocolate City in 2008 and has released four solo albums, three mixtapes, a compilation album and a playlist.