Mr Eazi’s ‘Lagos to London’ hits 79m streams

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‘Lagos to London’, the latest album of Nigerian singer, Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi has been streamed more then 79 million times.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the multicultural project dropped on November 9 and features collaborations with Simi, 2Baba, Lady Donli, Burna Boy, Maleek Berry and Diplo.

In a new Instagram post, Mr Eazi shared the stream chart showing that the 15-track album has been listened to exactly 79, 071, 802 times at the time of this report.

He said, @mreazi, “79+ million streams and counting. That’s how many times you guys have listened to the tracks from the new mix tape ‘Lagos to London’. Thank you for coming on this journey with me.”

According to Mr Eazi, ‘Lagos to London’ takes listeners on a full journey from life in Lagos, Nigeria with the vibes and intricacies to understanding the groove of life in London; two cities he frequents.

NAN reports that ‘Lagos to London’ is his third project having released ‘About to Blow’ in 2013 and ‘Life is Eazi: Vol 1 – Accra to Lagos’ in 2017.

Mr Eazi is known for pioneering Banku music, a sound characterised by percolating rhythms and laid-back vocal delivered in Ghanaian Pidgin English.

The 27-year-old has received acclaim for his signature fusion sound which he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian Highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.

Mr Eazi was born in Port Harcourt, the capital and largest city in Rivers State, Nigeria. His mother owned a small business and his father is a pilot.

While attending primary school in Lagos, Mr Eazi had a brief stint in the school's choir. At age 16, Mr Eazi relocated to Ghana to further his education.

He later enrolled in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) in Kumasi where he studied mechanical engineering.

Mr Eazi started recording music during his time at KNUST. He contributed guest vocals to the track "My Life", a song that gained traction and became a popular record at KNUST.

Mr Eazi released his debut mixtape, About to Blow, in July 2013. He gained international audience following the release of the 2015 single Skin Tight.