Rising singer, Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly known as Mr. Eazi, has been in the eye of the media lately over some statements he has been making. During a recent radio interview, the singer claimed to have infused Ghanaian sounds and slangs into Nigerian music, adding that, other artistes in the country are now copying his style in order to have hit songs like him.
Ever since then, the singer has constantly being lambasted by Nigerians immediately the video recording of the interview surfaced on the internet.
While Mr. Eazi has been constantly facing the heat, he still made a controversial statement that he quit a job that would have fetched him $6,000 per month in order to pursue his music career and Nigerians took it upon themselves to dig up and pictures of his LinkedIn page, which showed that the singer only worked as an intern at Schlumberger for six months in 2010.
Sources reached out to the singer in another interview and he debunked the claims that he didn’t say he quit the job, but rather, he turned it down. He said,“I turned down the job; I didn’t say I had started working there. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being an intern.
I don’t have anything to gain by lying about such a thing. The truth remains that I was offered a job by Schlumberger, but I decided not to take it, but rather concentrated on my career. And that is a decision I’ve never regretted till date.”
Mr. Eazi still reiterated the fact that he brought the Ghana-Nigeria ‘formula’ to the Nigeria music industry. “The interview that caused this uproar was just me speaking my mind and saying things the way I see it from my perspective. It wasn’t meant to be an insult to any Nigerian artiste.
You cannot deny that I brought a new vibe to the industry and I believe everybody can see that. Now, there are lots of Nigerian artistes who use Ghanaian words and melodies in their songs, but they’ve never been to Ghana.
So how did they get to know about those words? There are a lot more songs out now that have that Ghanaian influence, and with all due respect, I can boldly say that started after my songs started gaining popularity.”
Claiming that he didn’t have to mention the names of artistes that copied his style but they know themselves.