In less than five years since garnering widespread popularity between Nigeria and Ghana, Mr Eazi has established himself as one of the forerunners of African pop music, not just in the drive for further global recognition, but also playing a major role in fostering a proper ecosystem on a pan-African level. Since the beginning of last year, Mr Eazi has performed at Coachella, snagged multiple cross-Atlantic features with J Balvin, Four of Diamonds and more, in addition to the incubator program/record label and distribution services arm he founded, emPawa Africa, has been integral in spreading the reach of many new artists across the continent.
With all of these successes and obligations, the singer has remained consistent with his own solo releases, and he’s just shared a new EP, ‘One Day You Will Understand’, in collaboration with emPawa. The 4-track EP plays into Mr Eazi’s realised pop instincts, pairing colourful production with his trademark writing style to suit the beat, languidly infectious melodies and guest vocals from King Promise and C Natty. On the EP, Mr Eazi comes across as a consumed romantic, as he laments about a love interest who’s with someone else on the Guiltybeatz-produced “Baby I’m Jealous”, and restates his undying commitment on the pre-released single, “I No Go Give Up On You”.
In hyper collaborative mode, the EP features four different producers, with Nonso Amadi laying the folk-pop beat for “Ogogoro No Sweet Pass Pami”, while Legendury Beatz set the foundation for the club-ready sound of “Baby This Your Body Na Gobe”. ‘One Day You Will Understand’ is Mr Eazi’s first project since his 2018’s ‘Life is Eazi, Vol. 2 – Lagos to London’.
Listen to ‘One Day You Will Understand’ here.
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