By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Mr Eazi has opened up on his journey into the music industry before the fame, saying it wasn’t rosy.
Speaking on The Beat FM’s Morning Rush, the singer revealed that he had to quit a $6,000 monthly paid oil and gas job in Port Harcourt to face music.
He revealed that after he quit, he had to sell phones in computer village for some time and people thought he was under some sort of spell. He said his mother immediately had to start offering prayers to God on his behalf.
“After I came back from Ghana, I got a job in oil and gas in Port Harcourt that paid about six thousand dollars per month but I quit because I was not finding fulfilment in it.
“I mean it was the same thing every day, the same routine over and over again. The decision to quit the job finally hit me when my boss’ wife left him even with all the money he had.
“After I left my job, I got my Masters degree and with all that qualification I started selling phones in computer village and everyone thought something was wrong with me.
“Even my mother started praying special prayers for me but my father didn’t add that final voice that would have decided my fate. My break finally came after I got an invite to do two shows in London that made me twelve thousand pounds which I used to shoot two videos,” he revealed.
Additionally, he revealed that although the decision was seemingly tough for him as his parents and relatives neglected him after he quit the job, everything changed when he got the opportunity to travel to London.
“When I told my mother what I did with the money she stopped talking to me for about three weeks. I had to move in with a friend because even my relatives didn’t want me around but everything finally changed when I went back to London for shows that fetched me really good money,” he said.