Folks have argued that Mr. Eazi and Runtown’s music sound alike, as they both have this “Ghana-Naija” infusion in almost all of their music.
Now, the thing is, Mr. Eazi is claiming ownership of the sound, and even in his latest interview with Capital Xtra in London, he claimed Nigerian Artistes are copying him. In his words:
“the speed at which I’ve moved is scary to me cause it took my contemporaries 5, 6 years. It’s like everybody just realized that yo what formula is Mr Eazi using…ok we’re gonna end up doing it’.
Now, singer, runtown has replied him with a tweet that reads, ‘Bout to drop that new sound again and pls Don’t get mad when i finish what you think you started’.
Singer, Shakar El also told Mr Eazi to ‘Shut Up’ in another Instagram post that reads, Dear Mr Eazi, Stop Swimming in a Pool of Ignorance and Dry yourself With a Towel of Humility and Shut Up, How dare you say that you are first Nigerian artist to use Ghanaian Words like Banku etc in Songs??
Are you for Real? I did that in my song ‘Anyhow’ as way back as in 2009,Any Wavy Nigerian living in Uk or in the entire Diaspora knows that Song then..Do your Research well and there will be many artist that might have done it before myself.
Some of us have always had Ghanaian friends,Eaten Ghanaian food,worn Kente even before you stepped your feet in Ghana. You are not the first Nigerian artist to bring Nigeria and Ghana together through music, the cultural Exchange started before you..
I for one is Proud of your achievement as an independent artist but please Dont be Talking ‘AnyHow’ Swipe to the next video, Anyhow by Shakar EL, The Verse 2 was filled with Ghanaian Words,its Old skool bro… #ShakarNwaMama #Jackpot #GhanaNaija