Nigerian singer Oluwatosin Oluwale Abijade a.k.a Mr Eazi has revealed his admiration for East Africa being the most open-minded market for music.
Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian high-life and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.
He is arguably one of the best African artistes with a massive following allover the world. His music is very popular across all classes of people.
Lately, the singer is championing emPawa, a hybrid charity and investment program with goals to equip promising artistes on the continent with tools, knowledge, network and investment.
Under the same program, Mr Eazi visited Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya a few months ago with a listening party of his Life Is Eazi Vol. 2: Lagos To London project.
Mr Eazi says that it was by choice to come to East Africa because he was in search of the most receptive place for music in Africa.
When we dropped this new project (Life Is Eazi Vol. 2: Lagos To London), the first place I went after the listening party was East Africa. We didn’t even come to Nigeria. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania. We’re not just waking up and saying ‘we are going to East Africa’. It was deliberate. We thought to ourselves, ‘where is the most receptive place for music in Africa?’Mr Eazi while speaking to Okay Africa
He furthermore states that in E.A, people listen to all music genres, to their local music and music from the West of Africa. He also revealed that it is more comfortable performing in East Africa that anywhere else in Africa.
East Africa is arguably the most receptive spot for music. In East Africa, they listen to hip-hop, they listen to their local music, they also listen to music from the West of Africa, they listen to pop.