Notable singer and entrepreneur, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, popularly known as Mr Eazi, opened up about his unexpected journey into the music industry.
In an interview with Angela Lee, he revealed that he had never aspired to pursue music or become a musician.
Despite graduating in mechanical engineering, Mr Eazi found himself entering the music industry by chance.
However, his experience at Coachella in 2019, just three years into his music career, left him unsatisfied, leading him to consider quitting music altogether.
To combat his creative burnout, the talented artist made the decision to venture into the tech industry as a means of diversifying his interests.
“I have a tech company called Zagadat Capital. And this was like me being bored of music.
“After performing at the Coachella in 2019. I played on the first day of Coachella, I came down from the stage and I felt nothing. No happiness. No sadness.
“For somebody who never wanted to be an artist, and third year of my career, I’m playing Coachella and I felt nothing.
“So, for me, it was a sign I would either have to quit music and go do something else. Because that was not a good feeling to have or I needed to pause. Maybe I was experiencing burnout.
“And when COVID hit, it was the first time I paused and tried to decide what would be the next move. I had started Empawa so I was getting to understand the music business.
“But I was tired of even listening to music. How can you run a music business without listening to music? So, I just had my team handle that.