Often they say follow your dreams relentlessly and if you work hard enough, everything would work out for you.
It seems that’s exactly what Nigerian superstar Mr Eazi did, and today he’s reaping the rewards of that boldness.
The singer recently revealed to Beat Fm that he had a very good job in the oil and gas sector and was making about $6,000 as salary, but he left the job because he wanted to fulfil his musical dreams.
He said his actions shocked many, especially his family, some of whom thought he must have gone mad.
“After I came back from Ghana, I got a job in oil and gas in Port Harcourt that paid about six thousand dollars per month but I quit because I was not finding fulfillment in it. I mean it was the same thing everyday, the same routine over and over again.
“The decision to quit the job finally hit me when my boss’ wife left him even with all the money he had.
‘After I left my job, I got my Masters degree and with all that qualification, I started selling phones in computer village and everyone thought something was wrong with me.”
“Even my mother started praying special prayers for me but my father didn’t add that final voice that would have decided my fate.
‘My break finally came after I got an invite to do two shows in London that made me twelve thousand pounds which I used to shoot two videos. When I told my mother what I did with the money, she stopped talking to me for about three weeks.
“I had to move in with a friend because even my relatives didn’t want me around but everything finally changed when I went back to London for shows that fetched me really good money”.