We could not let him go: 69 with Mr Eazi

Several months ago Mr Eazi graced us with his presence in London for an acoustic night promoting his new mixtape Accra to Lagos. The intimate event (69 with Eazi) was hosted by the lovely DJ Cuppy, and it was a roaring success! The straw hat wearing loveable musician put on a relaxed show and we definitely felt like an acoustic version of the album should be released. With the complementary drinks and snacks flowing- we were feeling the vibe

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Mr Eazi has a lot of fans and as he performed Leg Over you could definitely see the love struck hopefuls getting into the groove. DJ Cuppy did a fantastic job of hosting and even performed ‘Fight’ alongside Eazi.  The audience got the opportunity to submit questions (even the cheeky ones!) to the artist which he answered well.  The Nigerian (or Ghanaian if you want) singer certainly has a unique sound and was recently on a U.S. tour of 60 cities where we ran into him again at LAX (call it fate). He returns to the UK to tour from the 16th May to the 23rd of June. If you aren’t in the UK in that time, do not fear, Mr Eazi is in fact on a world tour (yes WORLD TOUR), the Detty World Tour spans across North America, Europe, Middle East & Asia, Australia, and of course, Africa!

Once the show finished we sat down with Mr Eazi and get the scoop on a number of things. In his oh-so relaxed way, while drinking tea, the star chatted to us about all things Eazi and won our hearts over with his gentle mannerisms, smooth sound, and hipster fashion sense.

Music:

When asked about collaborating with UK artists, the star admits that he is a fan of SteffLon Don’s music and exchanged sounds with the artists which led to a collaboration on the remix of Skin Tight!

Of course we asked him what he felt about the UK Afrobeats scene, Eazi said he thought this was more of a fusion because he could hear the UK influence on the African music which also includes a bit of Caribbean influence

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We wanted to get some inside info on whether Mr Eazi will be on any tours but for now the artist is keen on working on his own shows. When asked about his distinctive tone, he says is not constrained to a pure African sound but also wants to experiment with a European sound always with African undertones. He has worked with the likes of Anne Marie, Raye, Rudimental, and others. His reason for having a diverse collaboration is that he wants to represent African cultutre in other genres to bring a fusion.

Fashion:

When it came to fashion, the work of Miriam Aduke his stylist, is evident.  She has brought out Eazi’s style with influences from rock artists to the likes to Pharrell and Bruno Mars. Eazi confesses he would have worn shorts to the show but he swiftly remembered the UK weather. His teams a free-flowing tropical print shirt with blue jeans and white converse, and of-course a straw hat, which he later changes for an Accra to Lagos mesh trucker hat

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We like seeing Mr Eazi in fashion such as his appearance in The Fader where is he rightly hailed as ‘Africa’s newest Superstar’, we look forward to seeing a vibrant range of styles from him- perhaps even a collaboration with him and a UK brand!

Special thanks to Red Velvet Music Group for organizing a seamlessly run event and Kofi on photography.

Twitter- @mreazi

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