#BETAWARDS: Mr Eazi, Breaking New Grounds In Worldwide Entertainment
Mr Eazi, whose real name is Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, was born on the 19th of July, 1991 in Porthacourt. He spent his early days in Nigeria, before relocating to Ghana in 2008 at the age of 18. During his early years, he was influenced by the song selection of his father during breakfast. He was also a member of his choir at a young age.
In 2008, when he relocated to Ghana, he gained admission into the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Mechanical engineering. It was during this period, he discovered his talent in Music. While in school, Eazi organised parties and shows and also founded his own Party and Promotion company; ‘Swagger Entertainment’. He became popular after rendering a verse in the single“My Life” which gained traction in KNUST. 7 years later, he returned to Nigeria, where he worked for Schlumberger having established his own E-commerce business. He delved into the business of organising shows and even became a club promoter, however, he was forced to quit when an invited artist failed to make it a party.
In July 2013, the Banku music pioneer released his Debut mixtape; “About To Blow”. He recorded the mixtape with producer Klu. Two years later, he released a single “Skin tight” which featured Ghanaian singer; Efya. In April 2017, “Skin Tight” was featured in an ad for Ciroc. The song was also included in Guardian’s List of 10 biggest African tracks of 2016. His second mixtape; Life is Eazi- Accra to Lagos was released in February 2017 and rose to become No 4 on the Billboard World Album Chart, as it also featured music stars such as Tekno, Olamide, Phyno, Dj Cuppy, Falz, and Big Lean. In 2016, he won the Next Rated Award at the Headies, while his song; “Skin Tight” won the special recognition and music video Africa at the Watsup TV Africa Music Video Awards. In 2016, he performed at the Ghana Music Awards, while he wasn’t eligible for nomination due to his nationality. In January 2019, he was announced as a performer at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
As a talented artiste on his way to the very top, Mr Eazi was also nominated as Best International Act at the BET Awards, which will take place on the 24th oh June.