Afrobeats artiste Mr. Eazi wasn’t surprised he lost the ‘Best African Artiste of the Year‘ award at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards to ‘Mad Over You’ hit maker, RunTown .
Eazi disclosed to Live FM Presenter Vanessa Gyan, certain behind the scene occurrences confirmed his belief.
“I knew I wouldn’t win. Last year, they tried to book me for Miss Malaika and they didn’t want to pay me and I said “I wouldn’t leave Naija to perform for Ms. Malaika,” explained Mr. Eazi.
“They called for me to perform at this year’s VGMAs and my manager was charging a fee and they did not oblige.”
His manager, Bernard Kafui Sokpe, corroborated his story in the same interview with Gyan: “We were told artists who perform at the VGMAs do it for free and if they are paid, it’s a token which I did not accept. Once Runtown was being promoted we knew what was next to come.”
Mr. Eazi revealed he might headline a concert with Shatta Wale on the night of the 2018 Ghana Music Awards.
“Anything with Charter House I’m not interested until they pay me and I may just team up with Shatta Wale next year and actually hold the concert I previously mentioned at next year’s VGMAs. The award has lost its relevance.”
The ‘Bankulize‘ act is obviously not worried about the loss considering his rise on the international music scene and the feats he has chalked in the past few months.
His mixtape Life Is Eazi – Accra to Lagos charted at number four on Billboard World Charts weeks ago, he made history as the first African artiste to have his song premiered on Zane Lowe’s World Record show on Beats 1 Radio and his song ‘Skin Tight‘ was recently featured in an advert starring Music mogul, Diddy.
Mr. Eazi is a Nigerian Afrobeats artiste born Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade.
He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and received his elementary and secondary education in Lagos, Nigeria.
Eazi is a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Coventry University with a MSc degree in Engr/Management.
He gained mainstream attention in Ghana with his song ‘Bankulize produced by DJ Juls, and has collaborated with the likes of Sarkodie, Pappy Kojo and Efya.
His other hits include Skin Tight, Anointing, HollUp and Shitor.
Eazi was excluded from the 2016 Ghana Music Awards even though he had a good year. Organizers of the award scheme claimed he could not be nominated he is not Ghanaian.
He was awarded the WAMVA Special Recognition Award by WatsUp TV in the same year, and currently signed to WizKid’s StarBoy Worldwide label.
Eazi won the Prestigious Next Rated Act at The 2016 Headies, and Best New Artiste of the Year at the Inaugural Soundcity MVP Awards/Festival 2016.
Family Of Moesha Buduong Releases Statement
The family of Moesha Buduong have issued a statement in relation to the ongoing issues on social media concerning their daughter.
In the statement to the media and netizens, they asked that people give Moesha a break because everyone has a past, present and future same applies to their daughter.
According to them, no matter what their daughter has done or where she has been to, there is always a time where one can get a change of mind or come to a realization that they have done bad and want to change.
It continued that their daughter has gotten to that stage and they believe it’s time people stop spreading rumours and sharing audios on social media and allow their daughter to heal.
Read the full statement below.
Olamide Reveals The Reason He Signed Fireboy DML
Nigerian singer and YBNL boss, Olamide has disclosed why he decided to sign his music act, Fireboy DML.
Olamide was quizzed about the reason he took Fireboy DML in to mentor him aside from signing him. He intimated that he could see that Fireboy was different with his style of music and deep appreciation for his songwriting ability.
Omamide said: It’s the sound. Still today, for me, it’s still the same. There are so many young artists out there but they’re nothing compared to the kind of music Fireboy makes. It’s just way beyond his age. I think Fireboy is 57 years old [Fireboy laughs out loud]. He writes like an old man. He’s one of those few people that I learn from sometimes. Like, ‘what does this dude think about when he’s writing?’
In a chat with Speaking to OkayAfrica, Fireboy DML recounted his first encounter with Olamide. He explained that their first meeting was at a hotel and they built their relationship from there.
He said: “I remember. Because that was a big moment for me. I met him for the first time in person at a hotel in Lekki. We exchanged a few words — he’s a man of few words. But I think we started recording that same day, working on the album.
Justin Bieber Reaches Out To Simone Biles
Justin Bieber is the latest star to reach out to US Olympian gymnast Simone Biles after she pulled out of both the team and the all-around gymnastics finals at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to focus on her mental health.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, the Canadian pop star wrote that “nobody will ever understand the pressures” facing Biles as she pulled out of both the team and the all-around gymnastics finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this week.
Bieber also went on to compare Biles’ withdrawals to his own decision to cancel the last leg of a tour for his fourth studio album, ‘Purpose,’ in 2017.
Posting a picture of Biles, the ‘Baby’ singer wrote: “Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw. It’s as simple as what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul.
Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s. When what you normally love starts to steal your joy it’s important we take a step back to evaluate why.
People thought I was crazy for not finishing the purpose tour but it was the best thing I could have done for my mental health!! So proud of you @simonebiles.
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