MR EAZI BIO
Undoubtedly, the hottest independent artist on the Afrobeats music scene, Mr. Eazi has cemented his status as a global superstar. Known for his Banku sound, he has worked with the crème de la crème of the industry, such as Diplo, French Montana and Giggs. The BET Award nominee released his latest EP “Life is Eazi Vol. 2 Lagos to London” in 2018 to critical acclaim. On Coke Studio Africa 2019, the superstar makes his debut on the show and will be performing alongside Tanzanian songstress Nandy and Kenyan group Ethic.
Mr. Eazi gained international success with hits like “Bankulize” off his debut mixtape “About To Blow”. He went on to release fan favourites such as “Skin Tight” featuring Efya, “Hollup”, “Dance for Me” with Eugy, “Leg Over” and “Pour Me Water”. The Nigerian native is popular even in the UK, and has had chart topping collaborations including with RAYE on “Decline”, “Bad” with Steel Banglez and “Bad Vibes” featuring M.O and Lotto Boyzz. “Decline” and “Bad Vibes” featured on the Top 20 in the U.K charts while “Bad” made it to the Top 40.
In 2017, Mr. Eazi released the “Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 - Accra to Lagos” mixtape – paying homage to Nigeria and Ghana, the two countries that have influenced the evolution of his Banku sound. In 2018, he was featured by Major Lazer on the super track “Tied Up” with Raye. He has received numerous accolades over the years, among them a MOBO nomination for Best African Act in 2017, the Headies Award for Next Rated (2016), Top Naija Music Award for Artist of the Year (2016) and Apple Music’s Up Next artist in 2017.
Growing up, he listened to a wide array of music genres - the likes of Majek Fashek, Bob Marley, Madonna, Backstreet Boys and Ja Rule. Crossing the 250 million mark in streaming, his profile seems to be rising still. In 2018, Mr. Eazi launched the emPawa Accelerator Programme – an artistic platform set to empower 100 African musicians every year and change the lives of some of Africa’s best unsigned music talent.
Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade is better known as Mr. Eazi. His family relocated to the outskirts of Lagos when he was 4 years old. Finishing high school at 15, Eazi went to Ghana to attend university in 2007. It was while at university that Mr. Eazi's knack for entrepreneurship flourished, when he started a transport and gold mining business before turning to music.