Mr. Eazi ( real name, Ajibade Oluwatosin) is a real-life bag of tricks. Having triumphed as a musician and a corporate mogul in the past years, he has forged an enigmatic and frankly, inspiring persona.
Eazi has done it all, just name it. From earning Hispanic Grammy certificates in the year 2020 to collaborating with Beyonce while spearheading one of the most efficient music companies on
the continent (Empawa Music).
The aforementioned earns Eazi his rightful spot as one of the
forerunners of the ‘Afrobeats to the World Movement’ in recent times.
His debut full-length body of work ‘Evil Genius’ is a testament to all the work he has put in over the years. On the project, Eazi isn’t afraid to showcase his innate vulnerability while tilting toward sensual anthems as the record proceeds.
Mr.Eazi is a man of many achievements and also a man of quite a foray of trust issues. He makes this glaring in the track opener, ‘Oluwa Jo’. Eazi doesn’t double down on his spiral until four tracks later via ‘Notorious’. On ‘Notorious’, Eazi is more relaxed and cheerful as he sings about hedonistic cravings and simply having a good time. The Kel-P-produced jam brings the sixteen-track record to life.
The next jam, ‘Panadol’ reminds listeners of the old Mr.Eazi, the feel-good, laid-back, and wavy singer who belts about his passion for a love interest over a mid-tempo cadence.
He recruits an impressive lineup on the project that hammers on his penchant for lauding pan-africanism with the likes of legendary Beninese singer, Angelique Kidjo, Nigerian Afrobeat
icon, Tekno, Ghanaian songstress, Efya, and his Empawa proteges, Whoisakin and Joeboy.
The body of work is a collage of introspective sonics and giddy anthems that attempt to portray Eazi’s present state of mind, the mind of an Evil genius.