Mr. Eazi, Oluwatosin Ajibade, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder of the record label Banku Music, which is a fusion of Ghanaian Highlife and Nigerian Afro Beats music. Eazi began his career booking artists to perform at his then-college parties in Kumasi, Ghana.
Mr. Eazi began recording music after recording a guest verse on the song “My Life,” which gained popularity in school (KNUST). In 2013, he released his first mixtape, “About To Blow,” and gained mainstream attention with the release of his first big hit, “Skin Tight,” featuring Efya. Mr. Eazi is also known for other musical projects such as “Life Is Eazi – Vol 1, Accra To Lagos,” among others.
His music has been described as R&B-influenced but primarily Afro Beats. It’s also been compared to the work of Beres Hammond and Gregory Isaacs. Mr. Eazi appeared at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in 2019.
Mr. Eazi was born on the 19th day of July 1991. He is 29 years old.
Early Life & Career
Mr. Eazi was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the capital of Rivers State. He was raised in an entrepreneurial household; his mother ran a small business and his father was a pilot. Eazi’s father founded his own private aviation consulting firm.
While in primary school in Lagos State, Nigeria, Eazi briefly joined the choir. During breakfast with the family, he listened to records played by his father. He moved to Kumasi, Ghana, at the age of 16 to study Mechanical Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He began recording music while still in high school.
He first appeared on a song called “My Life,” which became quite popular at the school. Mr. Eazi also founded Swagger Entertainment, a party promotion company. It organized and promoted KNUST events. He stopped promoting in 2014 after an invited artist failed to appear.
At the age of 23, Eazi returned to Nigeria and launched his e-commerce platform. He told The Guardian that he briefly worked for Schlumberger. He has also listed his business ventures, which include gold mining, importation of soft drinks, food distribution, and others.
Mr. Eazi’s first mixtape, “About To Blow,” was released in 2013. Within a week, it was recorded and released. Juls’ hit “Bankulize” was featured on the album. He released the Juls-produced “Skin Tight” featuring Efya in 2015. It was his first major hit.
Eazi signed with Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment in 2016. He also released “Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos,” which he said sold 200,000 pre-orders. It includes the hit song “Leg Over.” Mr. Eazi has since released several other singles and collaborated with major artists from Africa and around the world.
Mr. Eazi was born into a musical family in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. There isn’t much information about his family on the internet. His parents, on the other hand, are thought to have influenced his love of music.
Mr. Eazi’s parents were extremely affectionate. They raised him in an entrepreneurial family with a passion for music.
Mrs. Oluwole, Mr. Eazi’s mother, ran a small business that catered to her family. She lavished attention on her son as he grew.
Mr. Oluwole, Eazi’s father, was a pilot. He adored his family and gave them everything he could afford. He also started his own private aviation consulting business.
There is little information available about Mr. Eazi’s siblings. He has kept information about them private. It is unknown whether he has any siblings or how many. He has withheld certain details about his family from the public.
Mr. Eazi has been dating Nigerian celebrity Temi Otedola for several years, and they both announced their engagement in the fourth quarter of 2022 on social media. Temi is a fashion enthusiast and blogger who made her big screen debut in the Netflix film Citation. She is also the third child of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, as well as the sister of DJ Cuppy and Tolani.
Mr. Eazi, aka Oluwatosin Ajibade, founded emPawa Africa in August 2019. Empawa is a talent incubation initiative that was founded to nurture and support emerging African artists. YouTube Music supported the emPawa initiative. In its first edition, thirty musicians received grants and mentorship to help them advance in their musical careers.
Mr. Eazi attended primary school in Lagos, Nigeria. He relocated to Kamasi, Ghana, at 16 and attended The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he studied Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Eazi’s net worth is estimated between $1.5m to $6m.