Mr Eazi has gained the reputation for being the hottest Afrobeats artist on the planet. He has just been nominated for the African Pride Awards in the ‘Artist of the Year’ category http://africanprideawards.org/artist-of-the-year-africa/, and the 60 million + views on YouTube, for records including ‘Dance For Me’, ‘Leg Over’, ‘Dance For Me’, Skintight’ and current single ‘Short Skirt’, as well as the three-quarters of a million people following him on Instagram can verify such a title too.
At a time when many artists struggle to sell out live shows, Mr Eazi is currently on his Detty World Tour. Having already played across America, earlier this year, playing in venues such as PlayStation theatre in New York and at SXSW he also performed an exclusive acoustic session at the Apple store in New York. In June he toured across the major cities in the UK and late June/early July he toured in Africa, performing across venues in Congo, Goma, Kigali, Rwanda and sold out The Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, despite major flood destruction in the area. He is set to perform in Gabon this week before heading to Canada and USA to continue his tour, due to popular demand, performing in Washington, Atlanta and Toronto.
One of the key elements to Mr Eazi’s stand out success is his relationship with African culture. It runs through the very fabric of everything he does as an artist, without compromise. The platform that Mr Eazi has created for himself has made him an advocate and a pioneer of his culture from his music to his style, through to the finest of details such as the artwork used for his records and the dances in his videos. It is this factor, which has awarded him the attention, respect and the support of leaders in various fields such as fashion, with the likes of Vogue Magazine praising his style and fashion (http://www.vogue.com/article/mr-eazi-nigeria-ghana-style); music, with Wizkid, Riton, SteffLon Don, Sarkodie, Tekno and Legendury Beatz all working with him in various capacities, plus hints of a forthcoming collaborations with Diplo, Major Lazer, French Montana, (he was even called on to participate in the ‘Artists for Grenfell Tower’ track); through to event spaces, such as Roundhouse, Camden, supporting the curation of his very own Culture Festival.
Combining all aspects of the vibrant African Culture, Mr Eazi is set to present the ‘Life is Eazi Culture Festival’ on 29th September at Roundhouse in Camden. London has played a significant role in Mr Eazi’s musical journey and as a special place to him; he wants to share his passion for the culture with the UK’s capital. Music, art, dance and fashion will all meet under one roof as Mr Eazi himself curates the entire proceedings. There will be special guests, including familiar favourites from the UK music scene and big names from Africa alongside DJs, dancers, artists and more, showcasing their talent and the influence of their culture. Mr Eazi will be rounding off the festival with a special two-hour set and there will be VIP meet and greets available as he vows to make the event as personal as possible, putting his stamp on it and ensuring an intimate and welcoming vibe is created, as it is set to become an essential go to event in the capital’s cultural calendar.