Magnito is a Nigerian rapper who came into the limelight with his song, ‘If I Get Money Eehn’ which was released in 2016 and was followed up with a remix featuring the dance-hall and reggae sensation, Patoranking.
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Mohammed Usman Adamu who is well known with the stage name Magnito is a Nigeria Rapper and a Business Management graduate from the University of Jos, he discovered his talent for rap at school. Magnito started rapping right from when he was 19 years old
Early Life & Education
Magnito was born on the 15th of September 1993, In Abuja, Nigeria where he had both his primary and secondary education. He hails from the idoma tribe of Benue state in North-central Nigeria.
He also obtained a degree in business management from the University of Jos (Unijos), Plateau state in 2007.
Magnito moved to Lagos to pursue his dream of being a rapper. He started rapping at the age of 19 but came through professionally at the age of 24.
Magnito figured out that he has a talent and can rap when he was in Unijos through his friend known as “Philosophy” who is also a rapper in the school. He usually listens to other rappers like Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, 2pac, and Biggy and imitate them.
Mohammed started a group called “Mic Checkers” with his friend “Philosophy“
“I figured I had talent in rap while I was in the university. I had a friend called Philosophy back in school. I would sit and listen to him rap and try to imitate him. It did not work out at first but all of a sudden I got the zeal to write my lines and people liked it. I was listening to other rap artists like Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, 2pac, and Biggy and tried to imitate them as well. Later, Philosophy and I started a group called Mic Checkers. In Jos, MI used to organize rap battles called Jam session and I was always there. The rap battles were put online for everyone to see so everyone tried to be on top of their game.
Magnito released his first song in the university titled “ Tele Mi” which was produced by DaCapo according to him, He said the studio session was N25, 000 and he didn’t have enough money to avoid the session and need to sell his deck for N15, 000 in the University for the studio session in Abuja.
He is signed to Big E Entertainment, owned by Eddie Winebar in Port- Harcourt.
In 2010, Magnito got the attention of music lovers with his hit single titled ‘Medicine girl’ which gained a lot of massive airplay.
He however rose to fame and became a well-known rapper in 2016 after his song, ‘If I Get Money Ehn‘ became a hit and he did the remix with Patoranking.
Magnito shot his first music video, ‘Waka’ in Johannesburg, South Africa
He has so far recorded over 85 songs such as Kaka, Medicine girl, As I get money, Relationship be like, Philomina, Ungrateful, Goat featuring Ice Prince, DJ Kenny, Karl Williams, and many more and also he has released several albums like “Shocking News”, “Freshout 01” and the recently released album titled “Bars And Lamba” which consist of 5 tracks with features Zanku master, Zlatan, Umu Obiligbo and melody singer, Ninety.
Magnito has worked with top artists such as Durella, Rayce, Phyno, Jaywon, Duncan Mighty, Patoranking, Falz, Zlatan, and so on.
Magnito faced a lot of challenges from his family in the early stages of his career. His music career was built by him because his family wants him to work with FCDA and start selling land in Abuja. But because of his passion for music, he traveled to Lagos after graduating from Unijos instead of him going home.
He stayed in Lagos for a while where he met a friend called Mohammed Basia who both invested their money in his music career.
- Meaning of love
- As I get money
- Demi Go Hear Word
- Nack Me
- Shanowole ft. Juwhiz
- Relationship be like
- If To Say I Be Girl Ehn
- Edo Boys
- Goat and many more
- Shocking News
- Freshout 01
- Bars And Lamba
In 2014, Magnito signed a N20 million brand ambassador renewable contract with Tingo Mobile.
In 2017, Magnito Signs Multi-Million Naira Endorsement Deal With Gamespay (Unconfirmed)
and many unknown deals
Magnito is one of the top rappers in Nigeria. He is estimated to be net worth $500,000.
Social Media Handles
“Magnito” Interviews with Premiumtimes in 2014
Past and future collaborations
I have done collaborations with Goldie. May her soul rest in peace. I have two songs with Duncan Mighty: Hustle and untitled one. I have also worked with Durella and Rayce. I have a new song with Phyno which would be out very soon and Kaka Remix with Timaya is ready but it’s not out yet because we want to drop it with the video. We would be shooting that video in Johannesburg in two weeks. I am working on something with Tuface and Oritsafemi. I would love to work with Wizkid too. But the international artists I would like to do collaborations with are Nas, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Movado, and Rihanna. I love Beyoncé as a human being and like Rihanna’s songs. Tuface is my only mentor in the Nigerian industry, Oh my God! I love Tuface. I love Tuface! His delivery is unique. He does not follow trends. I follow the trend because I want to make money off of music but Tuface does what he likes. I like Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, and Wizkid as well.
Thoughts on contemporary Nigerian music
I think it has improved tremendously. It is the biggest in Africa. If you see the old musicians now, yes they were famous and know how to make good music but they are still broke. Now, we are facing piracy but people are getting paid. People are beginning to appreciate Nigerian musicians. Now, your son can gladly tell you he wants to go into music and you would not have a problem with it. But it was difficult in those days as they were seen as hoodlums. But now, Wizkid is building a mansion, P-square is building houses and buying nice cars with legitimate money derived from music. Now, we get our money from endorsements and shows. When I left Abuja for Lagos, I was discouraged by people telling me that my music was not good enough. They said rap music would not sell in Nigeria until M.I proved everyone wrong and made so much money off rap music. Then Ice Prince came into the picture as well. These are my guys from the University of Jos. So it’s my turn now.
On my new found success
I signed a $120, 000 contract with Tingo Mobile which is renewable each year. I was very happy when I found out I got the endorsement deal. I felt like I won Big Brother Africa. I would invest the money in my music and so many people I want to support but I would start with Tkon. I would pay my tithes by going to see the motherless babies. I am hoping to get more endorsements. This is the biggest step-up I have had in my life
I do not have a girlfriend. I fell in love with one girl in the university but she is married with kids. I have too many girlfriends. Don’t mind me, jo!
Advice to upcoming artistes
Be prayerful and be sure music is your calling. Many people who are frustrated believe music is the answer. Do not do music because you believe it’s your escape from poverty.