Mr Eazi, real name Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, has had quite an interesting week so far.
Having endured heavy backlash from fans, colleagues, and music critics for claiming to have pioneered the infusion of Ghanaian lingos into the Nigerian music industry, Mr Eazi took the nearest opportunity to address the situation.
In a chat on Beat FM’s Morning Rush show, Mr Eazi spoke about some of the difficulties he faced before the spotlight finally found him.
The singer said he ditched a quite expensive nine-to-five job in the oil and gas sector.
He also revealed that after getting his masters degree, he did the unthinkable by going to sell phones at Computer Village, in Ikeja, Lagos.
Mr Eazi said: “After I came back from Ghana, I got a job in oil and gas in Port Harcourt that paid about six thousand dollars per month but I quit because I was not finding fulfillment in it.
“I mean it was the same thing everyday, the same routine over and over again. The decision to quit the job finally hit me when my boss’ wife left him even with all the money he had.
“After I left my job, I got my Master’s degree and with all that qualification I started selling phones in computer village and everyone thought something was wrong with me.
“Even my mother started praying special prayers for me but my father didn’t add that final voice that would have decided my fate. ‘My break finally came after I got an invite to do two shows in London that made me twelve thousand pounds which I used to shoot two videos.
“When I told my mother what I did with the money she stopped talking to me for about three weeks. I had to move in with a friend because even my relatives didn’t want me around but everything finally changed when I went back to London for shows that fetched me really good money.”
When asked how much he charges per show, the ‘Leg Over’ singer said his benchmark is N10 million.
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