Mr Eazi whose real name is Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, is a fast rising Nigerian based singer, songwriter, recording artist, Stage performer and an entrepreneur. He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fushion of Ghana highlife, Nigerian chord progressions and Nigerian patterns. He is gifted, skillfull, creative and talented.
Mr Eazi who is from Kumasi, Ghana was born on 19th July 1991 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. His mother is a business woman while his father is a trained pilot.
He started his primary education in Port Harcourt after which he left for Lagos state to continue and complete his secondary education. His early exposure to music was brief stint in his secondary school choir and records being played at home by his dad during breakfast.
Mr Eazi relocated to Ghana at the age of 16 in 2008 to continue his tertiary education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He returned to Nigeria at the age of 23 to start an e-commerce venture and also had a brief career at Schlumberger in Nigeria.
Mr Eazi began experimenting with music at the University. He established “Swagger Entertainment”, a party and promotion company while in school and also contributed guest vocals to a single “ My Life”, a song that became popular at his university.
This success of “My Life” further increased his interest in music and in July 2013, he released his 13 track debut mixtape “About To Blow”. The mixtape had two singles “ Pipi Dance” released in mid 2012 and “ Bankulize” released in 2013. Prior to the release of his mixtape, he had featured on Stay Jay’s “Baby Lace” and Lousika’s “Knockout”.
Mr Eazi returned to Nigeria in 2014 and was contacted by DJ Juls a Uk based Ghanaian producer, who made a new beat and artwork for his second single “Bankulize”. The song was released in November 2014 and features vocals from Ghanaian hiplife artist Pappy Kojo. The song became very successful and the official remix featuring Burna Boy was realized in September 2016.
In August 2015, Mr Eazi released a single “ Skin Tight” produced by DJ Juls and with guest vocals from Ghanain singer Efya. This song gained him an international audience and large fan base,with renown Nigerian record producer, Cobhams, releasing his own version of the song. “ Skin Tight” also had remixes from DJ Caise and Terry G.
Mr Eazi went on to feature in “Dance for Me” Eugy’s 2016 hit single which arguably was one of the top 10 African tracks of 2016. In June of 2016 he also released an R&B inspired single with Sarkodie titled “Annointing”.
On 10th of February, 2017 he released his second mixtape “ Life is Eazi” – Vol 1 Accra to Lagos, containing 11 tracks as well as 3 bonus tracks. The mixtape had the following guest artists; Tekno, Phyno, Olamide, Falz , Mugeez, Medikal, DJ Cuppy, and Big Lean. The mixtape debuted at No 4 on the Billboard World Album chart and according to Mr Eazi , it sold 200,000 copies in pre orders
Mr Eazi is signed on Diplo’s Mad Decent Records and also has a licensing deal with Universal Africa, a subsidiary of Universal music Group.
Mr Eazi is also an entrepreneur who started about six ventures which include an e-commerce venture, a soft drinks import business, food distribution, gold mining and a Party and Promotion company.
However, after an artist failed to show up for the biggest show he attempted to throw, he quit being a club promoter.
Awards / Nominations
He has won several awards and nominations but the most notable ones are;
- Special Recognition Award Music Video Africa- WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards 2016 (Won)
- Best New Artiste – Soundcity MVP Awards 2016 (Won)
- Song of The Year- Soundcity MVP Awards 2016 (Nominated)
- Viewers Choice – Soundcity MVP Awards 2016 ( Nominated)
- Listeners Choice – Soundcity MVP Awards 2016 ( Nominated)
- Next Rated – The Headies 2016 ( Won)
- Best African Act – MOBO Awards 2016 ( Nominated)
Mr Eazi is currently dating Temi Otedola and they both seem madly in love
Mr Eazi Net Worth
The singer has an estimated net worth of about $ 1.5 million.