Rapper M.I Abaga has released the official music video of ‘Brother’, bringing back the old memories of the early days of Chocolate City record label.
On ‘Brother’, M.I Abaga featured Nosa and Milli – although Milli and BrymO are no members of the record label, while other members like Ice Prince and Jesse Jagz can also be considered not-fully-with the record label after their fall out.
The audio of ‘Brother’ was released in 2014, housed on M.I Abaga’s ‘Chairman’ album. He has now released the official footage to woo his ex-colleagues who he referred to as ‘Brother’ in the song.
This video was shot in 2015, but delayed for a ‘proper’ timing. Explaining why he decided to delay the release, M.I shared on social media that “so much about the spirit and the message of the song was lost in events that happened during that period.
“Eventually in the fall out, I was accused of doing things that I did not do, and vilified in the media without ever speaking up about it. Needless to say when I received the video, I decided against releasing it.
“Because I am not a perfect person and have also wronged others, I have decided to forgive everyone and move past the moment in time.
“So here it is, years after it will even have any meaningful relevance, the video that I created hoping that it would heal broken friendships and relationships. I guess ironically, it is even more meaningful now.”
The song itself is tear-jerking, but with the video that brings past memories MI, Ice Prince, BrymO and Jesse Jagz had together, it gets even more emotional and sympathetic.