He quickly backed down after finding himself in a hollup by posting a tweet which read, “Just got a call, my fam in Imeko are doing family meeting to deport me to Ghana. Abeg my Naija people no vex.”
The Afrobeat singer recently moved to Nigeria having lived in Ghana since 2007.
Although Nigerian music is a major force in Africa, “the new bounce is Ghana”, he said.
“Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized. Naija music is & has been a major force affecting the entire African scene. Quality, riddim, business,” the artiste tweeted on Wednesday.
But it just shows that the youth of today don't really think deep,they are more fast food than home cooked meals.If not,they will realise that both countries have heavily influenced each other socially and culturally over the years and continue to do so.
Currently trending nationwide on Twitter and the butt of jokes, the artiste whose real name is Oluwatosin Ajibade, earlier appeared not bothered by the barrage of insults and backlash he received on Twitter after putting up the tweet.
Some of the tweets that slammed into the singer read- “Mr Eazi is an average Nigerian artiste that got over hyped No where near the Sound god, I tried to listen I didn’t vibe.”
While the singer who was recently crowned the Headies Next Rated Artiste and Soundcity MVP‘s Best New Act, was bashed for his statement, some key industry figures rose to his defense.
Ovie Ofugara, co-owner of NotJustOk and Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode, Cool FM on-air-personality and hype man, both agreed that Nigerian sound is heavily influenced by Ghanaian music.
Ovie noted that the musician didn’t say anything far-fetched nor was his assertion off the mark, noting that it is “what some industry folks have been saying behind the scenes”.
An internationally performing artist, he is signed on with Wizkid’s StarBoy Worldwide label. He has collaborated with famous names in the Ghanaian music industry, such as Sarkodie, Efya, and Pappy Kojo.
Let's just hope this is all a bit of banter and will not lead to a boycott of the star's music,cos that will be a real shame.This business is very precocious and stars can fall from the top and never recover over such trivial things.
I think in the case of Mr Eazy though,he needs to chill out,he has been trying to balance out his allegiance to both countries,one is the place of his birth and the other is the country that gave him his start in music.So he is trying to please both,but at times,2 into 1 just don't go.He might have to choose in the end.