‘I got cancelled for saying Ghana influenced Nigerian music’ – Mr Eazi

Mr Eazi

Nigerian singer and serial entrepreneur, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi has reflected on how he was a target of cancel culture.

According to Mr Eazi, he became a target following his claim that Ghana had an impact on Nigerian music.

Im 2017, 11th January to be precise, Mr Eazi tweeted about the significant influence of Ghanaian music on contemporary Nigerian music.

His tweet sparked backlash as  fans, colleagues, and music enthusiasts threatened to cancel him in response.

In a recent episode of the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast with hosted nusic jonalist, Joey Akan, Mr Eazi addressed the criticisms he faced and noted that he doesn’t regret his statement despite the threats.

However, felt let down because some people he thought were his friends in the industry joined others in publicly rejecting him instead of addressing the issue privately.

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The ‘Leg Over’ singer also condemned those who still hold grudges against him, stating that his comment wasn’t a big deal and implying that their dislike comes from unrelated issues.

He said,

“When the whole issue with me being cancelled, even till tomorrow, I see people come on my [social media] profile and still throw hate. They said, ‘Oh, yeah, you said that.’ I’m like, ‘Fam, really? This energy take it to your local politician wey dey run you street.’ You feel me? I didn’t kill anybody. I said what I said.

“And I said it many years ago. If that is the reason you hate, then you hate me for something else. It’s deeper than that. And realising that just make me feel free. That’s the lens to which I look at e everything. Because I was seeing guys I was saying ‘Hello’ to, coming out to say, ‘F*ck Mr Eazi.’

“And I was like, ‘Bro, you could have called me and say Eazi, I just saw this interview, you shouldn’t have said that. This is what I advise you to do.’ But it just became a thing of let’s all band together. And that’s why in my song ‘We Dey’, I said, ‘Twitter fingers steady showing fake love.’ Because it’s crowd mentality. It’s trendy to hate you, and now it’s like for clicks.

“There are people making art and nobody is caring about their life whether they jump or sit. It’s like they are invisible. Love and hate is acknowledgement of your existence, I’m even blessed to be able to invoke something.”

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