Mr Eazi, Nigerian singer-songwriter, says he is trying to get people to vote because he is upset.

In June, through the yet-to-be-launched Eazi Sound Foundation, the ‘Pour Me Water’ singer pledged £100,000 to emerging African artistes registered to vote.

Elaborating on the subject in an interview on Urban96TV, he said: “It’s £100,000 for 100 African creatives and I think now I’m opening it beyond just musicians.

“So musicians, comedians, entertainers basically even if you do animations you could get £1,000.

“I’m trying to get people to vote because I’m pissed that I cannot just travel. I’m supposed to go to Zambia tomorrow.

“Do you know it takes long for me to get my visa? How can it be long for me to get a visa to Zambia.

“So as a creative you are the future so you need to get involved.

“So once you get registered to vote in your country that is the first thing. Number two, sometime in August we will start receiving entries.

“Whatever you do, you’ll submit 30 seconds of it, we’ll review and then we’ll pick the top 100 and we’ll fund their project.”

Mr Eazi explained the purpose of the YouTube channel he created a few weeks ago after his meeting with YouTube executives.

“I had a meeting with YouTube and after the meeting, we launched Detty TV,” he said.

“What that channel will do is when we fund your video or animation we will put it on Detty TV then we’ll drive so much traffic to Detty TV and the world can see your stuff.

“I will be dropping some videos on Detty TV to kind of drive traffic.”

Mr Eazi has had a number of collaborations with UK artistes but for him, ‘London Town’ with Giggs was the most enjoyable.

“The one I enjoyed most is the one with Giggs,” the ‘Leg Over’ singer said.

“Anytime I hear myself on that record I feel like I’m a bad guy. I feel strong.

“When I play that record I feel like I can beat D’Tunes,” he said playfully. “So D’Tunes must not be near me when I’m playing that song.”

On his relationship with Temi Otedola, Mr Eazi was asked how he feels about people saying he’s only dating her because of her family’s affluence.

“I feel like it’s just banter,” he said.

“Anything you do people will talk so it’s just one of those things.

“Everyone has a right to their opinion. If your opinion makes you happy, I want you to be happy.”



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