Rising singer, Oluwatosin Ajibade, aka Mr Eazi, has been in the eye of the storm lately over some statements he has been making. During a recent radio interview, the singer had claimed that the practice of infusing Ghanaian sounds and slangs into Nigerian music was started by him. And that, other artistes in the country are now copying his ‘formula’ in order to have hit songs like him. Immediately the video recording of the interview surfaced on the Internet, Nigerians lambasted him for making false claims.
The dust had yet to settle down on that incident before the controversial singer also claimed that he rejected an oil and gas job that would have fetched him $6,000 per month in order to pursue his music career. Meanwhile, some Nigerians shared pictures of Mr Eazi’s LinkedIn page, which showed that the singer only worked as an intern at Schlumberger for six months in 2010.
However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, the singer stood by his words. “The interview that caused this uproar was just me speaking my mind and saying things the way I see it from my perspective. It wasn’t meant to be an insult to any Nigerian artiste. You cannot deny that I brought a new vibe to the industry and I believe everybody can see that. Now, there are lots of Nigerian artistes who use Ghanaian words and melodies in their songs, but they’ve never been to Ghana. So how did they get to know about those words? There are a lot more songs out now that have that Ghanaian influence, and with all due respect, I can boldly say that started after my songs started gaining popularity.”
Asked to mention one artiste that has ‘copied’ his style, the dreadlocks-wearing singer said, “I don’t have to mention anybody’s name. I am sure that those who are discerning know what I’m talking about.”
Speaking on the $6,000 job he allegedly turned down for music, Mr Eazi said, “I turned down the job; I didn’t say I had started working there. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being an intern. I don’t have anything to gain by lying about such a thing. The truth remains that I was offered a job by Schlumberger, but I decided not to take it, but rather concentrated on my career. And that is a decision I’ve never regretted till date.
Popular Actress Ada Ameh Mourns As She Loses Her Daughter
Popular Nigerian actress, Ada Ameh was thrown into a state of mourning following the loss of her daughter, Aladi Godgifts Ameh.
Ameh broke the sad news via her Instagram page on Tuesday.
The film star revealed her daughter passed away in the early hours of Tuesday.
Sharing a photo of her daughter, she wrote;
“Fams!!! My lovely people . Pray for me
My beautiful darling Child choose to go and be with the Lord early hours of today.
Aladi Godgifts Ameh
@lalas_touch why did you choose to leave me now? Ladi how you want make i do na?
I will be strong !! GOD Has to help me.”
See her post below:
BBNaija’s TolaniBaj Celebrates 28th Birthday With Lovely Photos
Former BBNaija season 5 housemate, Tolani Shobajo alias TolaniBaj shared a couple of lovely photos as she turned 28-years-old on Tuesday.
The reality TV star showed off a huge cheque of 1 million naira which she received.
The content creator, who was born in the United States on October 20, 1992, penned a brief birthday message to herself which reads;
May all your wishes come tru”
The reality TV star moved back to Nigeria in 2018 after finishing her studies overseas.
TolaniBaj rose to fame when she joined the highly-coveted reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.
Some of the ex-housemates took out time to wish the ebony queen a happy birthday.
See screenshots below:
#EndSARS: Toke Makinwa Reacts To Lagos Curfew
Popular OAP, Toke Makinwa, has reacted to the Lagos state curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The media personality believes it is not a sensible action to take.
Her reason is that power will be given back to the police whom the protesters have been fighting against, adding that the government is operating a sick system.
Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“The government, the sick system, how can you announce a curfew when people are already out? What happens to those who can’t get home before 4? You’ll give power back to the police we are fighting against? Make it make sense #EndSARS”
See her tweet below:
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