After riding on Wizkid’s Staryboy Entertainment label imprint throughout of last year, Nigerian Afro-fusion artist Mr. Eazi has signed a recording contract with international American producer and DJ, Diplo. The Nigerian singer-songwriter Mr, Eazi has signed to DJ Diplo‘s Mad Decent record label.
Sometime in 2016, the ” Leg Over ” singer blew up into the Nigeria mainstream music market, after successfully two years in the game that has made him one of the prominent force in Nigeria music industry has inked a deal with the American DJ, in order to push his art away from his comfort zone in Africa to a wider audience in the US & UK black community music market.
Though, sometimes last year, the ” Skin Tight ” singer revealed that he had recorded 12 songs with Diplo during an interview with Beats 1 Radio, including the Major Lazer remix of his hit “Leg Over”. But it turns out that the relationship between the two artists extends past the creative process.
Diplo disclosed this vital information last week that the Nigerian music star has been signed to his record label, Mad Decent, for a while. Speaking to Complex, he expressed his hope that Mr. Eazi‘s sound would be stimulating for American artists, and encourage them to “make different music”.
The Florida-born super producer has been largely criticized for cultural appropriation, but he insists his intentions for working with African artists and on the continent are pure. “When I go out [to] somewhere like Africa, it’s not a business to me,” he said. “I think to myself: ‘This place is changing rapidly. How can we help build it?'”