JudeAbagaJude Abaga


Nigeria

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Music Executive

Occupational Position: CEO of Chocolate City Music & Entertainment Company

Professional History


Jude “MI” Abaga is the Chief Executive of Chocolate City Music & Entertainment Company; one of Africa’s largest indigenous record labels and also a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador. He believes that entertainment can help address the unemployment problem in Africa by harnessing talent to generate wealth for the citizens. Under his leadership, as the first “artist turned executive” of the label, Jude has been able to establish multiple labels under Chocolate City to create music for different target markets.

Jude is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador with UNODC. An accomplished rapper and all-round musician, he has amassed over 70 local and global awards and nominations including Best New Act-MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 and Best Rap Album (The Chairman) - The Headies 2015.

He is admired for mentoring up-and-coming artists and giving numerous producers and artists their first big break.  Jude was born in Nigeria and grew up In Jos, Plateau state, to a pastor father and a home-maker mother.

 

 

Qualifications


Degree in Economics and Business at Calvin College, Michigan, USA

Programs


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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