Mr Eazi, Nigerian singer-songwriter, has been going full throttle in 2018 with back to back power moves.
Despite just entering the second half of the year, the Banku singer appears on a roll and has already accomplished a lot.
From international deals to major collaborations, here are seven power moves the ‘Pour Me Water’ singer has made in 2018.
Licensing deal with Universal Music Africa
Mr Eazi, on behalf of his record label Banku Music, signed a label licensing deal with Universal Music Group Africa.
The licensing deal gives UMGA the right to promote and sell songs by Mr Eazi across Africa.
Major Pim Pim Alert – Today as CEO of my Label Banku Music, i just signed a Label Licensing Deal with @UMGSA , Banku Music/UMG Africa will Jointly Release My New Project (Life is Eazi Vol 2 Lagos To London) in Africa!!! Big up everyone that made this Happen! #Godwave #HappyBoyTour #Godwave ( @elbama1 @umgnigeria )Advertisement
Licensing deal with Columbia Records UK
In May, Mr Eazi signed a similar deal with Columbia Records UK.
The licensing deal gives Columbia the right to promote and sell his songs across the UK.
One week ago, the singer met with YouTube executives in London. A day later he launched Detty TV.
The YouTube channel was created to promote African entertainment and empower emerging acts.
Mr Eazi teamed up UK rapper Giggs for his song ‘London Town’.
The success of the single on the charts opened up a wider appeal for the singer in the UK.
Performing at Wireless Festival
Off the success of ‘London Town’, Mr Eazi alongside Giggs performed at the Wireless Festival to a crowd of over 50,000 people.
Im not even gonna front! This is the Hand of God!! All 3 times i have played with my Big Brother @officialgiggs have been iconic! 1st Boiler Room lagos (My 1st Lagos Paid gig 2016), 2nd Time was at the O2 (Afrorepublic 16k strong) and now fast forward 2 years later #Wireless Main Stage Over 50k Strong in a city ive grown to Love so Much! God bless the Landlord! God bless my Team ( Columbia/BankuMusic ) God bless all of you for your support!! #CantstopWontstop #BlackExcellence @buckotb @trenton_hl God bless
Major Lazer, Anne-Marie collaboration
Another international collaboration.
Major Lazer, an American electronic dance music trio composed of record producer Diplo, and DJs Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, enlisted Mr Eazi and Anne-Marie on ‘Rudimental’.
Signing to Diplo’s Mad Decent label
Earlier this year, the ‘Skin Tight’ singer was signed to Mad Decent, a record label owned by Diplo, an American producer and DJ.
According to Diplo, the deal was sealed during his last world tour where he visited and performed in several African countries.
It’s only July, and the Banku music progenitor appears unstoppable.
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