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Mr Eazi Croons Over His ​'Personal Baby' In New Single

This is Eazi's second teaser single off of his upcoming, mysteriously-named debut album and we are READY, sir.

Nigeria's Mr Eazi has gifted the world with another taste of his upcoming, highly-anticipated debut album.

The "Legalize" crooner released his new single "Personal Baby'" and sparked even more excitement as the Banku music pioneer seems to be returning to his trademark sound. The moody song sizzles as notorious Grammy-award-winning Nigerian producer Kel-P adds his flare to the track, while the dystopian Ademola Falomo-directed music video gives us the kosher redlight fantasy of our dreams.

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For Mr Eazi, This Is Just the Beginning

We talk to the Nigerian star about his upcoming debut album, his engagement to Temi Otedola and why he thinks the Afrobeats wave is only the start for African music's global popularity.

Love is a powerful universal force. It's powerful enough to change a man, his thoughts and the way he sees life generally. It's also powerful enough to inspire art, just as it inspired Mr Eazi to make his latest single "Legalize" and, as he has hinted, most of the other songs on his highly-anticipated forthcoming album.

Mr Eazi's reputation in the African pop culture space is second to none. Beyond the music, he's been able to successfully paint his image as a serial entrepreneur and an advocate of creative freedom for young, emerging artists in Africa. He's been able to achieve the latter through his emPawa Africa company, which he established in 2019 to help young independent African musicians get the best income out of their work and be free to create the kind of music that they want at their own pace and frequency.

“No label or distribution company gives any better deals than emPawa does. You can take that to the bank,” boasts the Banku music pioneer who will be turning 31-years-old this July. “There are a lot of labels and distributors that run operations for music around the world and just have an arm that covers Africa. But that's not us. We are from Africa, focused on Africa and in Africa.”

Apart from his smash hit records with Nigeria's Joeboy and multiple collaborations with DJ Neptune, something else that has kept Mr Eazi's name fresh in the news has been his love life. The singer is engaged to actress Temi Otedola and they host a podcast together. Beyond the podcast, Temi happens to be the inspiration for his "Legalize"' song and extensively, his new perception and approach to the concept of love.

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