Popular Nigerian singer, Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi, has revealed that he got into the music business because he was bored with being an entertainer.
The ‘Patek’ hitmaker claimed he fell into music by chance and never intended to be a musician. He added that after performing at Coachella 2019 he understood he needed to do something new.
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Mr Eazi mentioned this in a recent interview with media personality Angela Lee, stating that he chose to expand into tech to alleviate musical stress.
The mechanical engineer claimed he considered leaving three years into his music career because he didn’t feel fulfilled when he played at Coachella
“I have a tech company called Zagadat Capital. And this was like me being bored of music. After performing at the Coachella in 2019. I played on the first day of Coachella, I came down from the stage and I felt nothing. No happiness. No sadness.
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For somebody who never wanted to be an artiste, and third year of my career, I’m playing Coachella and I felt nothing. So, for me, it was a sign I would either have to quit music and go do something else.
Because that was not a good feeling to have or I needed to pause. Maybe I was experiencing burnout. And when COVID hit, it was the first time I paused and tried to decide what would be the next move. I had started Empawa so I was getting to understand the music business.
But I was tired of even listening to music. How can you run a music business without listening to music? So, I just had my team handle that.
I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur and now the music has given me access to people and capital, so I was like, okay, I’m gonna start my fund like Jay-Z.”
Mr Eazi also disclosed that he will be investing in the movie industry from next year.