MoEazy

MoEazy

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Biography

Moses Agboola, popularly known as Mo Eazy, was born in the ancient city of Kano, in northern Nigeria. His family eventually settled in South London, UK, where he spent years developing his unique brand of African influenced Hip Hop music.

Though he has lived in the UK for the better part of his life, Mo’ Eazy is grounded in his African heritage. By combining his colorful native tongue and homegrown rhythms with Western musical influences, he has created a unique style and sound that’s finding favour with fans across Africa and beyond.

The hard working multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and performing artist has had a passion for Music for as long as he can remember. Mo Eazy honed his skills playing drums and singing in Church at an early age.

He attributes his intuitive musical sense to growing up listening to his Mother’s eclectic music collection which consisted of Nigerian artists Fela Kuti, Ebenezer Obey and Ayewa, as well as International artists such as Michael Jackson and soul infused Gospel music. This musical exposure at a very early age had a strong impact on his use of infectious melodies in his material, giving him an edge that has made him one of the most sought after songwriter/producers.

Mo’s hard work ethic was derived from his desire for financial independence at an early in life, which gave birth to an industrious nature. In his early carrier, he travelled frequently across UK taking advantage of every opportunity to participate in studio sessions or perform before music fans. During a studio session he met a fellow rapper named Hydro (now known as Da Truth) and they formed a group called Renegadez. The duo released their first mixtape in Marce (France) to critical acclaim; while also performing at the legendary club Papagayo in San Tropea.

In no time, Moses, who was then rapping under the name Young Mo started to create a Buzz and was eventually called on to provide rap vocals for the remix of Nate James’s hit track “Universal” which received tons of airplay and was featured on top UK Charts. Eventually, he rebranded as Mo Eazy and began working with several other top UK artists, including his brother King David; who was signed to an American Label.

His work as a solo artist quickly started to yield dividends in the form of several awards and nominations such as Nigerian Entertainment Award (NEA), Nigeria Arise, Black Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Television, Arts Award (BEFFTA), Best UK Male Act, Best Afro Caribbean Act, Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA), Most Popular Music Video in Europe and Nigerian U.K Based Achievers Award. He also had the opportunity of performing at huge venues like the O2 arena, while working with industry heavy weights like Craig David, Nate James, Iwan, D-Black, Ray Lavinder (konvict music), Salif (konvict music) and Da Grout (Konvict music),

He eventually decided to unleash his arsenal of skills on the Nigerian market with the African release of his single, “Red Carpet,” which was heavily streamed over the web, and enjoyed massive radio and video rotation, even charting in Nigeria and West Africa.

The years of hustling would pay off eventually during a chance meeting with Music Mogul, Deola Art Alade; CEO of Soul Muzik. This chance meeting at the London video shoot for Soul Muzik recording artist DAREY, would change the course of Mo Eazy’s career for good.

He made quite an impression on the Nigerian music label boss, who is also responsible for managing the career of Africa’s top R N’ B act Darey, and she didn’t hesitate flying him to Lagos to sign a management contract as well as a record deal with Soul Muzik.

Since signing with Soul Muzik, Mo’s profile has risen tremendously. He has collaborated with major Nigerian artists such as Darey, 2face and Modenine. He has already Recorded over 25 tracks in Soul Muzik Studios in preparation for his yet untitled debut album. Without an album out in Nigeria, he has already played some of the biggest stages, such as the Calabar Carnival and Rhythm Unplugged sharing the stage with D’banj, P Square, 2face, Wizkid, Darey and a host of others. He’s due to release his first official African single ‘KoSoro’, in the first quarter of 2012.

There’s much promise for the rising star, as he continues to add to his growing fan base by connecting with new and old fans alike via social media platforms as well as performing constantly at events across Nigeria and the rest of Africa.