Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade popularly known by his stage name as Mr Eazi is a fast rising Nigerian R&B singer, songwriter, stage performer, recording artist and an entrepreneur. He was born on 19th July 1991 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 27 years old.
He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented. Mr Eazi was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the southern part of Nigeria. He grew up in an entrepreneurial home. His mother owned a small business and his father is a pilot.
His parent established his own private aviation consulting practice. While attending primary school in Lagos, Mr Eazi had a brief stint in the school’s choir. During his upbringing, he listened to records his dad would play for the family while they ate breakfast.
At the age of 16 years old, Mr Eazi relocated to Ghana to further his education. He enrolled at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr Eazi started recording music during his time at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He contributed guest vocals to the track “My Life”, a song that gained traction and became a popular record at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
Prior to that, he established a party and promotion company called Swagger Entertainment. He used this platform to book shows and promote events on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. When he was 23 years old, he returned to Nigeria and opened his own e-commerce platform.
Mr Eazi told the Guardian Newspaper that he briefly worked for Schlumberger when he returned to Nigeria. He also told the Guardian Newspaper that his business ventures included soft drinks import, gold mining and food distribution.
He also started that he has ventured into about six different businesses. In 2014, Mr Eazi quit being a club promoter after an artist failed to show up for the largest party he attempted to throw.
In 2013, Mr Eazi released his debut mixtape “About to Blow”. He gained an international recognition following the release of the 2015 hit single “Skin Tight”. He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.
Mr Eazi relocated to Kumasi, Ghana in 2008 and enrolled at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he began booking artists to perform at college parties. He showed interest in music after recording a guest verse on “My Life” a song that gained traction and became a popular record at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Mr Eazi released his debut mixtape “About to Blow” in July 2013. He gained an international recognition following the release of the 2015 hit single “Skin Tight”. His second mixtape “Life Is Eazi Vol. 1 – Accra to Lagos” was released on 10th February 2017.
In March 2018, several outlets reported that Mr Eazi signed a record deal contract with Diplo’s label “Mad Decent”. Mr Eazi signed a licensing deal with Universal Africa, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
Following his performance at the 2016 Ghana Music Awards, Wizkid announced that he signed Mr Eazi to his imprint “Starboy Entertainment”. However, during an interview Mr Eazi told Star FM Ghana in July 2017 that he is not officially signed to Starboy. He also told Star FM Ghana that he is only in business with the imprint.
Mr Eazi in the cause of his career as a musician has won several awards. In 2016, he won Special Recognition Award at the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards. In 2016, he also won Best New Artiste, Song of the Year, Viewers Choice and Listeners Choice at the Soundcity MVP Awards.
In 2016, he also won Next Rated at the Headies Awards, Best African Act at the MOBO Awards and Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Mr Eazi is known for pioneering Banku music, a sound “characterized by percolating rhythms and laid-back vocal delivered in Ghanaian Pidgin English”. Mr Eazi music largely fits into the category of Afrobeats, a contemporary West African pop genre that marries global pop, highlife and hip-hop.
Mr Eazi music has been described as having an R&B-like quality reminiscent of artists such as Beres Hammond and Gregory Isaacs. Lawrence Burney from noisey.com stated that Mr Eazi uses his deep voice to give ballad-like qualities to dance-forward production.
In 2013, Mr Eazi released his first debut studio album “About to Blow”. In 2017, he released his second debut studio album “Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos”. In 2018, he released his third debut studio album “Life Is Eazi, Vol 2 – Lagos To London”.
Mr Eazi is currently one of the richest and most influential artist in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.
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