Nigerian artiste, Mr. Eazi has released a new documentary in support of his new mixtape ‘Lagos To London.’
Titled ‘Lagos To London: The Documentary,’ it offers an insight into the thought process of Eazi, and decisions about his career.
“I want to shed some light on how music is consumed in Nigeria,” says Eazi to Rolling Stone. “The world needs to know that the music scene in Lagos isn’t just afrobeats — there’s afropop, alternative music, there’s a dance scene.”
The documentary details how Afrobeat has ‘invaded’ London – often referred to as “the backyard of Lagos” – a place where Eazi worked as a phone salesman in Jul 2016.
“At that time my music was not even getting played on the radio in Nigeria,” recalled the ‘Bankulize’ act to the American publication. “It’s so funny: My music started out in Ghana, moved to the U.K. and then to Nigeria. To this day, the U.K. is my Number One streaming location on Apple Music and Spotify.”
Eazi also shared his thoughts on how Afrobeat has made an impact on the global music scene.
“The other day I saw [the K-Pop group] BTS put out a song, and my fans were tagging me: ‘Mr. Eazi, the beat in this song sounds like something you would have done. Obviously the song was inspired by African drums,” explains Eazi.
“At the end of the day, the next time a BTS fan hears a Mr. Eazi record, they’re gonna think it’s familiar. It’s all helping.”
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