Nigerian singer and entrepreneur Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, better known as Mr Eazi, has revealed that he initially didn’t have aspirations to pursue a career in music or become a musician
In a recent interview with media personality Angela Lee, Mr Eazi, who is a mechanical engineering graduate elaborated on how he found his way into the music industry, almost by serendipity.
Mr. Eazi thought about quitting music after performing at Coachella in 2019, only three years into his music journey, because he didn’t feel as happy as he wanted to be.
The “Leg Over” crooner further disclosed that he decided to diversify into the tech industry to alleviate the creative burnout he was experiencing in his musical career.
“I have a tech company called Zagadat Capital. And this was like me being bored of music.
“After performing at the Coachella in 2019. I played on the first day of Coachella, I came down from the stage and I felt nothing. No happiness. No sadness.
“For somebody who never wanted to be an artist, and third year of my career, I’m playing Coachella and I felt nothing.
“So, for me, it was a sign I would either have to quit music and go do something else. Because that was not a good feeling to have or I needed to pause. Maybe I was experiencing burnout.
“And when COVID hit, it was the first time I paused and tried to decide what would be the next move. I had started Empawa so I was getting to understand the music business.
“But I was tired of even listening to music. How can you run a music business without listening to music? So, I just had my team handle that.
“I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur and now the music has given me access to people and capital, so I was like, okay, I’m gonna start my fund like Jay-Z.”