I had to leave Music for Business because I received certain signs- Mr Eazi

Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, widely recognized by his stage name Mr. Eazi, is a Nigerian musician who asserts that his entry into the business industry was a result of his dissatisfaction with his previous artistic pursuits.

The acclaimed artist, known for his hit song “Patek,” revealed that he had never initially aspired to become a musician and stumbled upon this career path by chance. It was after his performance at the renowned Coachella festival in 2019 that he realized he needed to explore alternative avenues.

During a recent interview with esteemed media personality Angela Lee, Mr. Eazi reiterated this claim and emphasized his decision to venture into the tech industry as a means to alleviate the burnout he experienced within the music realm.

Despite three years of success in his music career, the accomplished mechanical engineer candidly admitted that he had contemplated abandoning his musical pursuits due to a lack of fulfillment following his Coachella performance.

He said; “I have a tech company called Zagadat Capital. And this was like me being bored of music. After performing at the Coachella in 2019. I played on the first day of Coachella, I came down from the stage and I felt nothing. No happiness. No sadness.

“For somebody who never wanted to be an artiste, and third year of my career, I’m playing Coachella and I felt nothing. So, for me, it was a sign I would either have to quit music and go do something else.

“Because that was not a good feeling to have or I needed to pause. Maybe I was experiencing burnout. And when COVID hit, it was the first time I paused and tried to decide what would be the next move. I had started Empawa so I was getting to understand the music business.

“But I was tired of even listening to music. 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.”

The ‘Skin Tight’ crooner also disclosed that he will be investing in the movie industry from next year.

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