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Born in Port Harcourt Nigeria, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade popularly known as Mr Eazi has fast become the hottest independent artist in the Afrobeats music scene. The BET 2017, MOBO and African Pride awards nominee has numerous accolades under his hat including; The Headies Award for Next Rated in 2016, Top Naija Music Award for Artist of the Year, Apple Music’s Up Next artist and Best of Africa.
Mr Eazi’s family relocated to the outskirts of Lagos when he was 4 years old. He recalls hearing music around the house during those breakfast sessions — reggae by Majek Fashek and Bob Marley; pop by Madonna and Backstreet Boys; and rap music by the likes of Ja Rule.