In the wake of the release of the second volume of his Life is Eazi series which tracks his come up and his fruitful journey from being a student producer/record artist to a full blown star, Mr Eazi after giving back to the society, corporate social responbility style with his emPawa Initiative for the Youths, goes back to the drawing board to juxtapose the crux and saturation of Afrobeat from the heart of its origin: Lagos to its newly adopted place of residence: London, through his eyes and through the perspectives of those who have contributed to the success of Afrobeat and the culture surrounding it in past and recent times.
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From an examination of those people and elements responsible for his Success, including Producers like Ekelly, Odunsi (The Engine) and Benie Macualy, Dancers, Promoters like Bizzle of The Plug Group, Journalists like Joey Akan, Disc Jockeys like DJ Jimmy Jatt and Music Executives like Ezegozie Eze, Mr Eazi takes us through the a brief narrative of the revolution of Afrobeat and how through any means possible, the sound has taken root in different factions of Lagos and branched out to other cities in the world.
He then progresses to highlight how the normalcy and inculcation of Afrobeat in Lagos inspired a worldwide recognition of the delectable sound starting from the uprise of D’Banj, Don Jazzy and the entire Mo’Hits through his biggest hit ever: Oliver Twist. This uprising led to an engorgement of Afrobeat in the Western world to the extent that Afropop Culture is becoming a thing. Same uprising that has given room to musicians like Mr Eazi to be held in high regard.
The Lagos to London Documentary does not take root in Mr Eazi’s story directly but in the insurrection of the sound that made him who he is today: a sound that is no longer just deemed ‘cool’ but has become commercially viable.