No one, including Joeboy, would have thought that a cover of the hit Shape of You by Ed Sheeran would create as much buzz as it did. It was well-received both in Nigeria and globally which meant that those years of listening to his older brother sing in the choir and his Dad playing on the keyboard in church paid off. His first song “Gbeseyein” which falls squarely into the afrobeat category was released when he was the tender age of 17 – showing the rest of us that you are never too young to follow your dreams.
After the release of the Ed Sheeran cover, Mr. Eazi decided that he had to take this talented young man and put him under his umbrella by providing provisional mentorship through his discovery program, emPawa. The rest, as they say, is really history, before we knew it we were all jamming to his mega-hit Baby whether it was in our cars, houses or in the club. Find out the inspiration for this viral video came to be, thoughts behind his new hit Beginning and what to expect from this fast-rising star.