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Why I don’t own a car – Mr Eazi



This might come as a shock to many lovers of Mr Eazi and his work as in a recent interview with Saturday Beats, the Leg Over singer revealed that he did not own a car .
In his explanation , he stated that he preferred using Uber . He further said , “ If your self – esteem is based on how much you have in your bank account , then you have a serious self – esteem issue. Right from when I sang my very first song , someone offered me N 80 m record deal but I turned it down and at the time , I did not have N 300 , 000 in my account .

“ My first record deal offer from the UK was £ 356 , 000 , I turned it down but at the time , I had done a tour and the total amount I earned was £ 12 , 500 . I used the money to shoot the videos of some of my songs . I was left with £ 20 ; they were offering me £ 365 , 000 , but I turned it down . The reason I did that was because my value was not dependent on what was in my account .

“ Till today , I use Uber but I do not care and by the way, I don’ t even pay for the ride because I was given Uber credit . But if you see me in the Uber vehicle and feel that Mr Eazi is poor , what is my business ( with that )? For instance , everybody around me has cars, and besides , I buy cars for people . If it makes sense for me to use an Uber , why should I drive ? Why would I pay about N 100 m for a car that I would probably drive just five times a year ?

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“ There are better things to do with that money . In the short time I have spent on earth, I have made a lot of money . While I was into mining , I had so much money that I was living at a place that was a stone ’ s throw away from the airport in Accra and I was paying my rent in dollars .

“ I was making a lot of money . That shows you how expensive it was but I went from there to squatting with my friend in a one – room apartment . I was sleeping on the floor in his room . Also , when I was doing the business of selling beverages , we started with a crate and in a short while , we began to import four containers every two weeks . From importing four containers every two weeks , we went back to nothing . In my life , I have had ups and down . If my self – worth was based on material things , I would have killed myself . ”

The singer admitted that he had received a lot of backlash on social media simply because of his relationship with Temi, one of the daughters of a billionaire oil magnate , Femi Otedola.

However , Mr Eazi said such things would never faze him .

“ People can say what they want to say and if you want to let everything they say about you bother you , then you are not going to live, especially when you are in the public eye .

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“ You have to realise that as an entertainer , your life becomes a form of entertainment to others. I really do not care about what anybody thinks . He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world , so why care about what the world is saying ?” The singer said .