Afropop and Afrobeats singer, Mr. Eazi has disclosed that he was once offered £356,000, about GHC 2.2 million, for a record deal but rejected it at a time when he had only £20 or about GHC 120 left in his pocket.
JiveNaija.com reports that his decision to reject what may seem a mouthwatering deal for many was based on the premise that he was worth more than that.
He reportedly said on a show: “If your self-esteem is based on how much you have in your bank account, then you have a serious self-esteem issue.
Right from when I sang my very first song, someone offered me N80m (GHC 1 million) record deal but I turned it down and at the time, I did not have N300,000 (GHC 4000) in my account.”
He continued: “My first record deal offer from the UK was £356,000, I turned it down but at the time, I had done a tour and the total amount I earned was £12,500.
I used the money to shoot the videos of some of my songs. I was left with £20; they were offering me £365,000, but I turned it down. The reason I did that was because my value was not dependent on what was in my account.”
Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade as the musician is known in private life, schooled in Ghana where he had the opportunity to record with music producer PeeWee as well as KluMonsta.
He released his debut mixtape, ‘About to Blow’ in July 2013 and shot to limelight following the release of ‘Skin Tight’ in 2015.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that in a social media post by Mr Eazi, the singer revealed that during a dinner with 11-year-old DJ Switch, he asked her what her Christmas wish was and the young talent mentioned a DJ studio equipment.
Eazi then proceeded to add that it was his intention to make sure the young lady had all of the things for which she asked.
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