LAGOS, Nigeria(VOICE OF NAIJA) – Nigerian singer and entrepreneur Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, aka Mr Eazi, has revealed he declined recording deals offered to him by Nigerian rapper and CEO of YBNL Nation, Olamide.
Mr Eazi said Olamide had approached him, asking to join his record label in the early days of his music career but he declined as he hadn’t figured out what he was doing and wanted his freedom.
The singer made this known in the latest episode of the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast hosted by Joey Akan.
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He said, “I remember going for ‘Ghana Meets Naija in Ghana. And that was where I met Olamide. He tried to sign me to his record label. He offered me a deal.
Somebody else had also tried to sign me. Bu [Abou Thiam], Akon’s brother was the first person who tried to sign me.
“I declined because then I haven’t even figured out what I was doing. It was too early to sign. So, I didn’t sign to Bu.
“When Olamide gave me a deal, I knew that I hadn’t totally understood the business or what I was even doing so I declined. Everything was just happening so fast. One thing I knew was that I wanted my freedom.”