This was the last straw. If you donāt hear any MI music you know who to blameā¦
No regrets. Except for the fansā¦ Iām sorry.
Itās overā¦ Iām finally done with this.ā M.I Abaga
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. Hereās the thing guys, M.I was kidding. I mean, he must have been kidding. He just had to be kiddingā¦ 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, weād have all died of a heart attack by now.
Iāve 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? Itās amazing the kind of things that our human impulses make us do and when these deeds are done, thereās nothing to take backā¦ sadly. The upside would be salvaging whateverās left of it but the issue is how many actually see the upside? M.Iās note clearly mirrors his feeling of defeat. It tells us that heās rested on his oars and not only given in to the pressures of settling for less, heās 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, thereās Wande Coal who has managed one album the last 5/6 years, Seyi Shay and Yemi Alade whose debut weāve been anticipating in earnest and then MI and Wizkid who weāre 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 Iāve 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. Iām sure heās aware how much heās looked up to by upcomers in the industry moreso, the position he occupies in the modern revolution of rap/hip-hop in Nigeria. Thereās too much at stake for Mr Incredible to close up shop and head home early on a market day. Perhaps heās nursed the thought a while now and finally thinks he can but weāre here to remind him that he canāt ācos we wonāt let him.
At this point, Iām reminded of his cut on DJ Jimmy Jattās 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 trackās fine bars ācos by and by, que sera sera!
By Jim Donnett
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