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Mr Eazi at Coachella (Youtube).

Watch Mr Eazi Shout Out "the Whole of Africa" at Coachella

During his performance of "Let Me Live."

Two of our favorites artists, Mr Eazi and Burna Boy, made their debut at Coachella 2019 over the weekend.

If you didn't catch them on the live stream, we've got a treat for you from Eazi's decked-out Lagos to London live set at the festival.

Right before his performance of "Let Me Live," his collaboration with Major Lazer, Rudimental and Anne-Marie, Mr Eazi shouted out all of Africa.

From the stage he introduced the song by saying, "My name is Mr Eazi from Nigeria. Representing Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, in fact, the whole of Africa, you know."


Read: Why Burna Boy & Mr Eazi Are The Right Artists to Bring Afrobeats to the World

Speaking on Mr Eazi's rise our contributor Joey Akan recently wrote, "In the last two years, Mr Eazi has gone from selling phones in a Lagos market to moving his life and business to London leading many to call him the smartest musician on the continent. His 2017 deal with Apple Music to push his first mixtape... ensured that he was given prime placements on the music giant, with his art seeded into heavy streaming playlists. He also was a beneficiary of... a partnership with Diplo and Major Lazer. By the time he released his sophomore project, Life Is Eazi Vol. 2: Lagos to London, he already had ground in the UK."

Read: The Music Business of Mr Eazi

Watch Mr Eazi performing "Let Me Live" (incorrectly titled "Leave Me Alone") in the video below.

We're still waiting on good quality video from Burna Boy's performance which we'll share as soon as it drops.

Mr. Eazi - Leave Me Alone - Live at Coachella 2019 Saturday April 13, 2019 youtu.be


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Video: Mr Eazi On How He's Helping Young African Artists Grow

In 'Moments With: Mr Eazi,' the buzzing Nigerian star tells us about Banku music, being a serial entrepreneur, and how he's been pushing young African artists through his emPawa initiative.

Mr Eazi stopped by our offices in New York City during a packed round of promo around his new emPawa platform.

The Nigerian star sat down with OkayAfrica and spoke in-depth about his early days, how his friends all pooled money to help him get started, how his famous 'hat' look came about, the blend of Ghanaian & Nigerian sounds that make up Banku music and more recent things like collaboration with J Balvin and Bad Bunny.

Watch our Moments With video with Mr Eazi below.

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Mr Eazi & Simi Drop the New Single and Video For 'Doyin'

A head-nodding Afro-R&B track produced by Killertunes.

Mr Eazi seems to be in unstoppable work mode right now as he's been popping up in big singles and collaborations all over the place this summer, as well as continuing his emPawa Africa initiative.

For his latest single, "Doyin," Eazi connects with Nigerian singer Simi for a head-nodding Afro-RnB track. The new song, which is built on woozy synthesizers and mid-tempo beat work, was produced by Killertunes. Eazi and Simi trade verses in the addictive single, which comes paired with a new music video directed by Manuel Concha.

Read: The Music Business of Mr Eazi

"Doyin" is the first song released through emPawa Distribution, a digital music aggregator focused solely on distributing African music, which Eazi announced after the success of emPawa Africa. Speaking of the initiative, emPawa Africa is now reopened to submissions that will help fund the music videos of 30 up-and-coming artists and offer mentorship from big name artists.

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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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