Saturday, February 14, 2015

MI Abaga Blasts Etcetera For 'Political Prostitutes' Article

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Etcetera in his weekly column for PUNCH Newspapers had called out AfroCandy on the allegations that she is a porn star and then compared that favorably to being a prostitute. From there, the musician turned writer took a dig at certain celebrities who he listed as having lent their services to political campaigns for monetary gain, calling them political prostitutes.

Etcetera wrote that celebrities supporting political candidates was irrelevant, as people were unlikely to change their support on the basis of celebrity jingles. He went ahead to call names including, "Olamide, Banky W, Don Jazzy, Flavour, Duncan Mighty, D banj, Mercy Johnson, Ibinabo, Ini Edo, Mama Gee, Naeto C, Joseph Yobo, Daddy Showkey, Kanu Nwankwo, and Sammie Okposo."

MI has now fired back on Etcetera in a series of posts on Twitter saying,

"Lol @ etcetera."

"I remember a time when etcetera and I were hustling the music business together. Doing what we had to to come up....Hoping that one day we would be in a position for political candidates to seek out endorsment.

"I'm sorry you aren't here with us.

"1. The primary thing an entertainer brings to any platform is eyeballs. Look at views with a star and views without. #yoursmarterthanthis

"2. The only reason you write your articles is because that's your hustle #igetitigetit #hopesayyoudemakemoney #yoursmarterthanthis

"3. If you had a large fan base.. Your lack of class and an ethical compass as a writer shows you would probably support Hitler 4 d right sum

"You should be ashamed at yourself. That you would so classlesly criticize anything that puts money in your colleagues hands. You should be ashamed that in the last few years you have done more to pull our industry down then help it grow.

"And here is my opinion.. Since you freely give yours out. Your album is quite possibly the worst album released by a Naija artist ever!

"Etc etc..."

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