Mr Eazi reveals how he copied idea from Tubaba, Beenie Man

Famous Nigerian singer, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, known by his stage name, Mr Eazi, has revealed how legendary artiste Tubaba and and Jamaican dancehall star, Beenie Man inspired him.

He said the catchphrase “Zagadat” which he often uses in songs was derived from the lyrics of the remix of Tubaba’s hit song, ‘Nfana Ibaga’ featuring Beenie Man.

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Eazi made this known during an interview with Capital Xtra, UK, where he sent shoutout to the duo for inspiring the phrase.

The Banku Music pioneer also explained that he couldn’t have copyright issues with the slang because he didn’t say it the same way it was said in the song.

He said; “Big shout out to Beenie Man. Beenie Man and 2Face. I got my catchphrase ‘Zagadat’ from their song ‘Nfana Ibaga’ remix. From the part, ‘And the Lord said let there be light. Zagazaga za.’

That’s where it’s from, bro. I don’t have to give them royalties because I said, ‘Zagadat.’ I didn’t say, Zagagaza za.”

Meanwhile, in other news…

Afrobeats singer, David Adeleke known professionally as Davido, has revealed the inspiration behind his multi-million-naira frog pendant from Ice Box.

The Omo Baba Olowo recalled being called a frog on microblogging site, Twitter because of his hoarse voice. According to Davido, he decided to get himself an expensive frog neck pendant to get back at those making fun of him on social media.

He also said in the interview that he is a big fan of jewelry, and to celebrate his album getting Grammy nomination this year, he decided to do a ‘Timeless’ chain.

Davido said; “Everybody knows me I’m a big fan of jewelry. Got the Patek, got the Rollie, two Rolexes. Famous Timeless piece I just did, obviously my new album, ‘Timeless’ came out earlier this year, Grammy nominated album Timeless.

So I wanted to like celebrate, to do something craazy for it so I got this idea of like an hourglass, because that represents patience to me. And I feel like every blessing that I’ve gotten through this album. It has a lot to do with me being patient and just knowing that everybody has their time that God will bless them.

I made a frog chain because my voice is hoarse and they [trolls] were calling me frog on Twitter. I was like, you know what? I’m going to make a chain out of that sh*t.”