Afrobeat Star Launches African Arts Exhibition for his Album.


Popular Afropop and Banku music star, Mr. Eazi whose real name is Oluwatosin Ajibade has recently announced an eccentric art and music collaboration with 13 talented artists from across Africa for his first studio album, to be released later in the year.

Mr. Eazi is known for his chart-topping hits and electrifying performances. He takes his creativity to a new level by blending music and art in a surreal way. 

In his new collaboration, there will be an accompanying work of art made by these artists who hail from different African countries, including Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, and Togo for each album track. 

The artworks, which combine music and art to express strong emotions, will be on display at a multi-sensory exhibition in London, Lagos, and New York. Mr. Eazi and these artists have created visually amazing masterpieces that highlight the themes of love, betrayal, loneliness, and family that the singer explores in his music.

With numerous musical partners, the album is a musical scrapbook that fuses Afrobeat, Afropop, gospel, hiplife, highlife, and folklore into a new and authentic pan-African fusion.

His company, Choplife IP is the sponsor of the project. The company which he founded focuses on investing in African culture from music to film. Choplife IP noted in a statement that during the album’s two-year and multi-country recording process, the singer forged relationships with visual artists whose work he encountered.

It noted that the lack of collaboration between Africa’s exploding pop music acne and the continent’s fine art creators, Mr. Eazi joined forces with 13 artists to enhance the album experience, adding that each individual was given true creative freedom based on the music.

Mr. Eazi will be working with the 1-54 contemporary African art fair as it will host the London part of the exhibition, and this October, the collection will be a part of its special projects area. The founding Director of 1-54, El Glaoui says, “for me, it’s exciting to see an internationally acclaimed musician platforming the work of emerging African artists.”

Mr. Eazi has collaborated with international music stars including Beyonce, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Nicki Minaj, and he is known for his Afrobeats classics ‘Skintight’ and ‘Leg Over’. 

Prior to the whole exhibition’s public opening in August, additional artworks will be revealed.

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