Mr Eazi announces the release of debut album with a new clip “Legalize” shot in Venice with his now-fiancee Temi Otedola.
The Nigerian artist, dilettante and business mogul Mr Eazi alongside actress Temi Otedola flew to Italy to shoot a music video in Venice directed by Federico Mazzarisi for his new single “Legalize” produced by Michael Brun (Haiti/USA), E Kelly (Nigeria) and Nonso Amadi (Nigeria/Canada). The Ca’ Sagredo Hotel and the Punta Della Dogana and Palazzo Grimani museums served as a romantic backdrop for Mr Eazi’s declaration of love to Otedola, in the clip (and in real life, as the singer took this opportunity to propose).
“Legalize” is the first track of his upcoming album which follows his mixtapes Life is Eazi, Vol. 1: From Accra to Lagos and Life is Eazi, Vol. 2: From Lagos to London and his EPs One Day You Will Understand and Something Else. The musician’s appreciation for art shown in the clip’s setting, will also be apparent throughout this new projet. Indeed, each track will be the object of a commissioned piece from an African artist. For the new-released afrobeats single Mr Eazi partnered with the Beninese painter Patricorel who made a painting also entitled “Legalize” for this occasion.
Last year, for the release of Something else, Mr Eazi had expressed his desire to make music for himself. “I’d come to this point where I’d gotten bored of just making records for hits”, he said then. “I wanna make music for myself and I wanna make what I wanna make cause I’ve earned a place to not chase after something.” With this deeply personal track Mr Eazi fulfills his wish. “It’s more like this song is for me,” Mr. Eazi confirmed. “A lot of the album I’m working on feels that way. I am making music for myself.”
Listen to “Legalize” in our One Dance playlist.