Arguably the hottest artiste in Nigeria in 2016, Mr. Eazi finally released his latest mixtape, Life Is Eazi Vol. 1: Accra To Lagos.
The mixtape hasn’t been received as well as expected (Did Eazi’s “Ghanaian influence” tweet cause this? Nigerians can be petty).
The album is heavy with Eazi’s characteristic soft tempo vibe, as he sings mostly about his love interests. See our best five songs of the album below.
5. Kpamurege: Kpamurege is a tune that I expect to take over dance floors very soon. As always, Eazi is lying to another girl, telling her “you dey my heart eh, inside my heart eh.” He says at the beginning of the song that he’s going to Lagos to “detty myself” and the song makes me want to follow suit.
4. Detty Yasef: The best collaboration on the album goes to Falz, who delivers a fire verse, as always, on Detty Yasef. The song has a similar vibe and idea to another Falz work, Bad Gang with Ajebutter 22. My fave line in Falz’s verse is “Them no dey sick but they are taking medication.”
But ladies is it true? Are you really not wearing bra and pant anymore? Wawu *in Falz’s voice*
3. Right Now: Right Now shows the heart broken side of Eazi, as he finds out his babe has a sugar daddy. The best part, he’s willing to share. Sigh. True love.
With just the piano and minimal drums, Right Now is a soft beautiful song that you should use to toast that Lagos big girl.
2. Accra To Lagos: Mr. Eazi is signed to Wizkid’s Starboy records, and Accra To Lagos feels like his own version of Starboy’s (Yeah Abel, he’s Starboy) Ojuelegba. Eazi sings about his earlier struggles on a highlife beat, and he actually speaks Yoruba on the song. Even though it’s only one line. Would have been the best song on the album, if not for a certain dribble.
1. Leg Over: Leg Over was one of two singles released to promote the album, and it’s quite obvious why. There’s only one thing better than Mr. Eazi singing about his women, and that’s when he adds “bumbum” into the mix. One of Eazi’s best songs, and definitely my favorite song off Life Is Eazi Vol. 1: Accra To Lagos.