A lot of people had their doubts when Audu Makoiri, ex-president of Chocolate City passed the baton to MI Abaga and the rest.
People like this fan (@iamking_el) who wrote a note to the new president of the label citing the current poor state of Chocolate City and Choc Boys Nation.
“Please before anyone starts judging . i swear I am the greatest@mi_abaga fan ever. BUT as a true fan I must express my discontent at the way things are going …CBN [Choc Boy Nation] isn’t in control anymore..CBN is more about the administrative aspect of music industry than pleasing the fans. I don’t know any major track from CBN on air currently
…Since you dropped an album followed by the round cake cover all you’ve really done is take nice pictures in cooperate wears.. I don’t understand why you aren’t taking your art overseas like [Ice Prince] @iceprincezamani..
“Are you the new audu[Audu Maikori]??..Is that how you’re going to put the fans aside and chase hierarchy???. The MI I love always had illegal music after the album and Boss we need singles from you..! We know the people that have taken over the industry now and its sad cuz when you dropped that album..those people were silenced. But then you went silent again and I don’t even know what’s up with y’all. @iceprincezamani keeps taking pictures all around the world (I just listened to his “yawa go dey” track)..Jesse jagz hasn’t dropped anything since coming back.. And you, all you do is talk about CBN and milli and dice and koker and all that.. The spark isn’t there anymore “third mainland bridge” is nothing like “nobody test me”
“Illegal music 2 for me is better than TICBN (my opinion)..the album didn’t even get enough hype before release and ice [Ice Prince] spent almost all his studio session singing on the album, Jesse jagz was hot ,you the boss as usual, and@savemilli ?? Yeah oh well he met expectations in his conventional Drake ish wwy. Koker has the Brymo effect but isn’t quite there.. He’ll improve maybe. @savemilli is exceptional but he should also be constantly reminded this is NAIJA..same thing with dice . but truth be said the last BIG thing that came from CBN came some 7 months ago (chairman album).. Since then it has been mere mediocrity and just in case y’all happy and cool with that…as a true fan I’m not!!..I hate to see my team loose.”
“PS I dunno what pryse is doing with her life BTW.”
“I think the CBN has lost its connection to the streets. @mi_abaga @iceprincezamani and @jesused to be that connection..but for a while now it’s been quite on the streets. I see you now direct music videos..that’s a bold step. But directing the video for a track as hot as monkey as your first was too much of a risk and I think it was below par (my opinion).”
“[As] far as this naija streets are concerned you guys have lost that connection. Let more people feel you and all these idiots hailing you on every post won’t tell you the truth but I will. I miss MI. I miss the spark in CBN..we dont know what you’re planning tho but I hope it’s big enough to shut my big mouth up.” (sic)
“@iamking_el . You are right my personal music output hasn’t been great. Music has had a tough year dealing with the elections eg when the election was moved, I had to move my concert because of advertising space. The politicians buy everything. Let me assure you that I remain the MI you feel in love with and that I will crush everything. ��. I have four projects recorded and more music than you know is coming your way. As for the Label CC just know that nothing is built in a day. No label that is dominant now got there overnight and we can’t either. But I am offering you a personal invite to the CC office to come listen and see what we are building. Trust me I will not let you down. Last.. Thank you for caring!! That is all we want you to do.. MI Abaga #CBN #choclife.” (sic)