Music of Thursday, 12 April 2018
Nigerian Afrobeats artiste, Mr. Eazi has 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.
Read below a statement by Mr. Eazi about the deal.
“Major Pim Pim Alert – Today as CEO of my Label Banku Music, i just signed a Label Licensing Deal with @UMGSA , Banku Music/UMG Africa will Jointly Release My New Project (Life is Eazi Vol 2 Lagos To London) in Africa!!! Big up everyone that made this Happen! #Godwave#HappyBoyTour #Godwave ( @[email protected] )”
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.