Singer Mr. Eazi has disclosed that he was once offered a £356,000 (N26,929,873) record deal but rejected it at a time he had only £20 (N9353) left on him.
His decision to reject what may seem a mouthwatering deal for many was based on the premise that he was worth more than that.
He tells Saturday Beat: “If your self-esteem is based on how much you have in your bank account, then you have a serious self-esteem issue. Right from when I sang my very first song, someone offered me N80m record deal but I turned it down and at the time, I did not have N300,000 in my account.”
He continues: “My first record deal offer from the UK was £356,000, I turned it down but at the time, I had done a tour and the total amount I earned was £12,500. I used the money to shoot the videos of some of my songs. I was left with £20; they were offering me £365,000, but I turned it down. The reason I did that was because my value was not dependent on what was in my account.”
Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade as the musician is known in private life schooled in Ghana where he had the opportunity to record with music producer PeeWee as well as KluMonsta.