In what looks like a bid to leave the stage while the ovation is loudest, Mr Eazi has professed a desire to quit music by the year 2020.
The Ghana-based artist made this pronouncement while on a Nigerian TV show called Street Hop, saying, “Sincerely, I don’t plan on doing music for more than three years further. In my mind I feel like I want to do something more like a Jay Z. The music is giving me a lot of capital which can be reinvested, the music is giving me a lot of influence, so if in the next three years, I’m able to get the numbers, you could use that to do anything else in life.”
He also said, “I am a serial entrepreneur, so I will move on to the next thing depending on what I am passionate about at the time.”
His passion has definitely seen changes over the years as he has gone from an being an Engineering graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to a rising star on the continent signed to Wizkid’s Starboy Worldwide Label.
Mr Eazi, who was the winner of the award for The Next Rated Act at The Headies 2016, has also released his mixtape titled Life Is Eazi. Vol 1: Accra 2 Lagos. The mixtape was scheduled for release on 11 February, but has been moved forward to 10 February following over 200,000 pre-orders. The mixtape features artists and producers including Masterkraft, Legendury beatz, Del B, Maleek Berry, Dtunes, Wizkid, Olamide, and Falz.
Commenting about the origins of the mixtape, Mr Eazi said, ““Majorly the music started picking up in Accra, and then it came to London you know and I started recording a lot of music here but then it went to Nigeria, you know Nigeria, once Nigeria found Mr Eazi it was wooooo… not letting me go, so I started spending a lot of time in Lagos, started doing more gigs out there.”
Life Is Eazi. Vol 1: Accra 2 Lagos comprises eleven tracks and three bonus tracks, and is sold exclusively on Apple music.