Mr Eazi Releases Ep

It’s Something Else

By  | Feb 19, 2021, 04:30 PM  | Top of The

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New music is like fresh dew at the break of dawn, cool on the skin and soothing to the soul.
Afrobeats singer Mr Eazi must have been aware of the importance of timing, that he released his EP titled Something Else at midnight.

The EP is his fifth music project since he released his first mixtape in 2013.
Something Else contains five tracks: The Don produced by E Kelly, Love For You produced by Spellz, Cherry: (featuring Kenyan- born Neo-Soul artiste Xenia Manasseh) produced by BlaqJerzee, Saudi Arabia also produced by BlaqJerzee, and E Be Mad, produced by Kel P, Jaylon.

His first project was a 13-track mixtape ‘About to Blow’, released in 2013. In 2017, he released Life is Eazi Volume 1: Accra to Lagos, a 14-track mixtape with popular singles including the global hit Leg Over. He featured artists like Mugeez, Medikal, Big Lean, Tekno Miles, Falz, DJ Cuppy, Olamide, Phyno.

In 2018 he released Life is Eazi Volume 2- Lagos to London. This third mixtape was a 15-track project. He featured artists like Lady Donli, Simi, King Promise, Maleek Berry, TuBaba, Mo-T, Broda Shaggi, Burna Boy, Lotto Boyzz, SneakBo, Giggs, Chronixx, Distruction Boyz. Some chart-toppers from the mixtape were Pour me water, Gyration ground, Surrender, In Molue to London, Chicken Curry.

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His fourth studio project was an EP in 2020, titled One Day You Will Understand. 

He has featured in singles and music videos with artistes in Nigeria and around the world. Mr Eazi, whose real name is Oluwatosin Ajibade, calls his sound Banku: a mixture of influences.

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He explained it further in an interview he granted some years ago: “It’s like fusion music. So for instance on this project, you can hear me doing a song that is almost reggae. So I have mixed my Afropop or Afrobeats with reggae and it’s not pure reggae anymore. That’s the essence of Banku music, just mixing influences’

Since his entrance into the industry, he has only released mixtapes and EPs, contrary to the style of many musicians who like to introduce themselves with albums.

He gave his reason while promoting his third mixtape Lagos to London
'For me, I feel like when I drop my album, the whole world has to be listening. We have about 61 countries listening to my music but I feel the whole world has to be listening properly when I drop my album and I really need to find my sound.
“From the last project Accra to Lagos, if you have been following me, you would see that my music has been changing. And on this project, Lagos to London, I am mixing London influences with Naija influences and the next mixtape would be London to somewhere else till I find that sound.
“Besides I want to make music that is valid for the whole world and the whole world needs to be listening when I drop my album, so till then, it would be mixtapes.”

It would seem that Mr Eazi is satisfied with the reach of his music because he uploaded a picture on his Instagram with producers KelP and DJ Neptune, under which he told his fans that after this EP, his album would be next.   
Mr Eazi is the founder of Empawa Africa, a talent incubation company that aims to support upcoming African artistes. Empawa Africa has supported artistes like Joe Boy, Xenia Mannaseh, Wavy Tey, to mention a few.

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