Mr Eazi Makes Top 10 Inspiring Personalities Creating Positive Impact Through Arts And Culture

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh December 21, 2023 11:34 PM EDT

Popular Afrobeats act, Mr Eazi, has been named as one of the ten “most inspiring” personalities creating a positive impact through popular culture.

The 2023 list released by the Museum for the United Nations—UN Live, a non-profit organisation, hails the singer-songwriter for “helping reshape global narratives and how the world views Africa.”

“Through his unique ‘Banku’ style—blending hip-hop, Ghanaian high-life, and dance-pop—he [does] not only craft infectious beats but also contributes significantly to altering perceptions of the continent.

“Named after the Ghanaian dish, Mr Eazi’s music serves as a powerful catalyst, playing a pivotal role in the global impact and recognition of Afrobeats,” the organisation stated.

Born Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, Mr Eazi, in October, released a 16-track album titled The Evil Genius which has been widely accepted with over 8 million streams on Audiomack alone as of December 21, 2023. The fine music collection and captivating artworks on the album seem to have won the heart of the organisation.

The singer-songwriter reacting to the recent development said that though the music and art are “great,” he was not expecting to receive much recognition.

“I made this album “The Evil Genius” purely for myself! I mean I knew its great from the music to the art but I wasn’t expecting this much critical admiration! An album that was made in an IDGAF mindset has become something so beautiful! Thanks for the acknowledgement,” he wrote on his X (Twitter) on Wednesday.

Other fans joined him in celebrating the new feat as the musician prepares for his Detty Rave concert in Accra on December 27, 2023.

The Museum for the United Nations—UN Live is described as “an unconventional, borderless museum.” Together with other partners, the organisation seeks to “unleash the power of popular culture and dialogue to include, inspire and engage people towards positive action and a sense of global belonging.”

Its vision is to “connect people everywhere to the work and values of the United Nations and help build a world where everyone feels agency to contribute to a positive future for people and the planet.”

The 2023 Culture for Impact List is based on “exciting initiatives and programmes” the organisation came across through its work with “popular culture for change, conversations with partners, and the collective pulse” of its extended network.

The list also celebrates personalities and organisations in health, education, sports, fashion, climate action, and others.