I never wanted to do music – Mr Eazi discloses
Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, better known by his stage name Mr. Eazi, is a well-known singer and businessman who has admitted that music was never his childhood aspiration.
The mechanical engineer claimed that he accidentally entered the music scene.
Only three years into his music career, Mr. Eazi claimed he did not feel fulfilled and had considered giving up after performing at Coachella in 2019.
The singer of “Skin Tight” claimed he chose to branch out into tech to counteract the creative burnout he was going through.
In a recent interview with media personality Angela Lee, he revealed this.
I own a tech company called Zagadat Capital, he declared. And I felt the same way about the music at the time.
“Following their 2019 Coachella performance, I performed on the opening day of Coachella, and when I exited the stage, I felt nothing. Nothing joyful. no melancholy.
“For someone who never wanted to be an artist, I never felt anything when I performed at Coachella in the third year of my career.
“So, it was a sign that I needed to stop making music or find another career. I had to take a break because that was not a good feeling. I might have been burnt out.
And when COVID struck, that is when I first took a moment to reflect and try to plan my next course of action. I had founded Empawa, so I was beginning to comprehend the music industry.
Nevertheless, I was sick of music altogether. 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 revealed that, starting in 2019, he will make investments in the film industry.