Oluwatosin Ajibade, best known by his stage name Mr Eazi seems to have had a splendid 2020, amidst the rough year.
In a bid to end the year, Naijaactive has decided to compile a list of the achievements of the pop and afrobeat singer.
• Mr Eazi’s music surpasses 1 billion streams on Spotify across all credits
Mr Eazi in the month of December, attained a great feat in the music industry, as his music surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify according to Chartdata.
The streams were accumulated from his singles and featured songs.
• Mr Eazi wins Latin Grammy Awards on featured J Balvin’s album “Colores”
The sensational singer in November won big at the Grammys, due to his collaboration with J Balvin the Colombian Raggae artist, as the Best Urban Album of the year.
This is a huge win for Mr Eazi and the Nigerian Music Industry at large.
• Mr Eazi listed in Forbes 30 under 30, 2020
In celebrating the sixth year celebration of Forbes Africa 30 under 30, Mr Eazi was listed among the nine Nigerians to be honoured during the anniversary.
• Mr Eazi emerged as the Cover for Billboard Magazine in the May edition
Mr Eazi in early May was featured in the Billboard Magazine Cover, alongside Davido and Tiwa Savage.
In an interview with Billboard Magazine, Mr Eazi explained how being an independent artist had been for him.
He said “I began doing music full time on July 22, 2016, here in London. I feel like I was lucky because people like Davido, Tiwa and Wizkid had laid the foundation for the Afropop renaissance. But at every point along the way, I’ve asked myself: Do I stay independent, or do I sign to a bigger label with a bigger team? Do I plug into that machinery to solve my financial goals, or do I keep investing in myself, which is obviously riskier? I remember dropping my last project and having to take from my personal savings to do a global campaign and tour. When I look back, I have no regrets. I’m a junkie in the sense that the risk is thrilling to me. And now for the first time, I can see an ecosystem building that’s also giving a chance for other artists.”
• Mr Eazi signs publishing deal with Kobalt
In the early hours of September 3, 2020,Mr Eazi took his Twitter page to announce a worldwide agreement publishing deal with Kobalt. The partnership with the independent African music company includes publishing administration, creative services and sync for all of emPawa’s catalogue and future work.