Mr Eazi experiments with Legalize
Popular singer and music executive, Oluwatosin Ajibade, has returned to the fore with another intriguing love bop dubbed, Legalize. The song, which builds anticipation to his upcoming album, is a love anthem that serenades his recent engagement to his longtime lover Temi Otedola.
With this release, Mr Eazi, as he’s fondly called, is going the unusual route with his creative process, as he is exhibiting a visual art piece alongside the record. The painting, which was done in collaboration with Beninoise artist, Patricorel, is the first of many, as the entire album would have visual art pieces illustrating them.
In a short film documenting the art collaboration, which was a live experience held at a private gathering in Lagos, recently, Mr Eazi said that he first conceptualised the idea while recording the song in Benin Republic. He notes that he plans to collaborate with artists in each country where he records the album.
Within Legalize, Mr Eazi adulates his lover, with sincerity of heart, and this is the same sentiment captured by Patricorel in the artwork.
“I see the instrumental as a canvas… just like Patricorel… It’s a plain canvas and you don’t know what you will create,” Eazi explains.
“What struck me was the fact that he represents love with his pieces, but he draws with skeletons. I think skeletons are our most human, naked form,” he tells Weekend Beats.
Mr. Eazi, who recently toasted to his completion of his studies at Harvard Business School, where he majored in a Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports program, has been on a roll with innovative activities within the music scene. He is also currently building emPawa Africa, emPawa Distribution, a digital music aggregator, and other ventures.