Nigerian singer, Oluwatosin Ajibade, aka Mr Eazi has been in the news lately over some statements he has been making.
Despite being lambasted for claiming that the introduction of Ghanaian sounds and slangs into Nigerian music was started by him, Mr Eazi insists he brought Ghana sounds to Nigerian music.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, the ‘leg over’ crooner said;
“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.”
Speaking on the $6,000 job he allegedly turned down for music, Mr Eazi 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.”