Just a few weeks ago, when Mr Eazi hosted his ‘Live is Eazi’ concert, he got so much appraisals for his good showmanship, now he is trending wrongly for a controversial statement he made.
The ‘Skin Tight’ singer tweeted his honest opinion on social media, on Wednesday 11th January, about Ghana music influencing Nigerian music.
“Ghana’s music influences on Nigerian music cannot be over-emphasized,” he tweeted.
In less than 24 hours the post has been retweeted over a million times, while several comments attack him for biting the hands [Nigerian music] that made him.
Most Nigerians are not happy with the statement and feel betrayed by Mr Eazi for saying such a statement, which according to Nigerian entertainment critics, is undermining of Nigerian music creatives.
On the other hand, some say the statement was born out of the long-lasting Nigeria versus Ghana social media war which started with the jollof rice saga.
Here are some of the tweets that erupted after Mr Eazi’s
@crazeclown – This led to the fatal accident! A very sensitive truth! The Naija-Ghana war just took a fresh turn.
@IamDo2dtun – It’s not a Naija Vs Ghana tin that y’all make it all the time. It’s an opinion, fight with facts, must we be petty?
DJ Spinall wrote “A fuck boy’s true colour will always show off sooner or later.”
Ghanaian Hip-Hop/Afro-Pop artiste Ko-Jo Cue defends his homeland saying “Both Ghanaians and Nigerians should be happy they are complementing each other musically.”
@KOJO_Cue – @mreazi getting lynched for stating a fact. Where is the Ghana-Naija tension from? Shouldn’t it be an honour that we influence each other?
@joeyakan – It almost feels like a betrayal from someone we have wholeheartedly embraced and loved. He stabbed us in the back with that comment.
@KOJO_Cue – I mean Fela never hid the Ghanaian influence in his music (Fefe na Fe) … And Ghanaian movies & weddings have huge Naija influences too.
@dr_khalidz – Mr Eazi will have to do an apology song, without mentioning any Ghanaian slang, recorded in Nigeria for Nigerians. Bombastic element.
@hitmankunlecole – But what Mr eazi said is true, most Nigerian artistes try to use Ghanaian style nowadays
@joeyakan – Mr Eazi was not wrong. Ghana has influence on Naija music, but he was insensitive and misguided in saying it, knowing the rivalry. That’s the truth, but Mr Eazi shouldn’t have said it. The rivalry and bad blood is too strong for him. He should have been smarter.
Mr Eazi made his breakthrough into the Nigerian music scene in 2016 with the song ‘Skin tight’ and continued to make waves with songs like ‘Anointing’ and some outstanding collaborations.
His efforts attracted him a plague at the Headies Next Rated award and Soundcity MVP award for Best New Artist. Although he is one of the Nigerian artistes we hope to make good music this year, this statement might need a whole lot of efforts from him to please Nigerians once again.