Nigerian singer Oluwatosin Ajibade better known by his stage name Mr Eazi has revealed how much he’s spent through his Empawa Foundation in supporting young creative talents on the continent.
Speaking to AmeyawTV, the SUPANOVA singer said: “If we have more creative entrepreneurs, you’d have more jobs created for people and that’s what the Emapwa Foundation does. We’re trying to raise 6 million so that for the next 6 years the program (Empawa Africa) continues.”
Between November and now, I have personally spent 1.2 million in grants to African creatives from 11 African countries”.
During the interview, the Banku Music CEO also talked about his reasons for buying J. Derobie music recording equipment.
Mr Eazi has been championing his “emPawa Africa”, a hybrid charity and investment program which plans to equip Africa’s most promising artists with the tools, knowledge, network, and investment so they subsequently become independent music entrepreneurs.
Following a successful launch earlier this year, emPawa Africa’s accelerator program reopened for entries last month. This time, 30 African artists will be selected to receive a non-repayable grant to fund their first pro-quality music video, as well as mentorship, marketing services, and other support to launch their international recording career.