Afrobeats artiste, Mr. Eazi has launched a stinging attack on CharterHouse Ghana, organizers of the Ghana Music Awards.
Eazi referred to the events organizing firm as “jokers” during an interview with Deloris Frimpong-Manso.
“I did the biggest show in Ghana last year in december so if the same year.. for me that show me say these people dey joke because… the CharterHouse people be like them joke… them dey joke.” stated Eazi.
In 2016, he was excluded from the awards scheme on the grounds that he was not a Ghanaian. He spoke about the decision, saying he was not worried about it.
“If eno sey ebi Grammy wey dem nominate me wey afi say ooh I go fi win this Grammy then if I lose, it’s two things, I will say aaaa then I’m supposed to win this award but I will be a happy boy because I got nominated for the Grammy’s and that’s the Grammy but if it’s some other awards…”
The 2017 Black Entertainment Television Awards ‘Best International Act – Africa nominee recently signed a label licensing deal with Universal Music South Africa.
The company and Eazi’s label, Bank Music will release his upcoming project Life is Eazi Vol 2 Lagos To London on the African continent.
Universal Music South Africa is a part of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company. It is led by Sipho Dlamini.
In 2017, he peformed on hit late night Television show, ‘The Late Late Show’ with James Corden after he was named Apple Music’s Newest Up Next Artiste for July 2017.
His mixtape ‘Life Is Eazi – Accra to Lagos’ was ranked on the Billboard World Charts.
He is the first African artiste to have his song premiered on Zane Lowe’s World Record show on Beats 1 Radio.
Watch interview below.
Mr. Eazi is a Nigerian Afrobeats artiste born Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade.
He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and received his elementary and secondary education in Lagos, Nigeria.
Eazi is a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Coventry University with a MSc degree in Engr/Management.
He gained mainstream attention in Ghana with his song ‘Bankulize produced by DJ Juls, and has collaborated with the likes of Sarkodie, Pappy Kojo and Efya.
His other hits include Skin Tight, Anointing, HollUp and Shitor.
Eazi was excluded from the 2016 Ghana Music Awards even though he had a good year. Organizers of the award scheme claimed he could not be nominated he is not Ghanaian.
He was awarded the WAMVA Special Recognition Award by WatsUp TV in the same year, and currently signed to WizKid’s StarBoy Worldwide label.
Eazi won the Prestigious Next Rated Act at The 2016 Headies, and Best New Artiste of the Year at the Inaugural Soundcity MVP Awards/Festival 2016.