Nigerian singer, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade aka Mr Eazi has opened up on how American rapper, Jay Z’s Roc Nation had shown interest in signing on the his song Skin Tight, on which he featured Efya.
He revealed that when Roc Nation had offered to sign on the song, Wizkid had told him to only consider the deal if it was one that offered life changing money.
Mr Eazi revealed that he took Wizkid’s advice into consideration and at that time where he was in his career, the amount might have been considered as such but based on the fact that he knew what he wanted to accomplish in future he didn’t sign the deal.
“Wizkid told me to do the deal only if they offer life changing money.
”In reality to where I was in my life, the money they offered would have been interpreted as life changing money. But to me because of where I thought I was going, I didn’t think it was life changing money. So, I didn’t accept the deal.”
He also opened up on how many labels had offered to sign him in the past. He revealed that Olamide had been one of the artists who had shown interest in signing him and Akon’s brother had earlier tried to him to sign too. 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.”