Empawa CEO and Afro-pop artiste Mr. Eazi have announced his move to support and help Nigerians in the way he can to cushion the effects of the lockdown with the provision of food. The music label boss who’s reckoned to have established his music presence was recently enlisted on Forbes 30 Under 30 and has peaked a career that permeates the music industry with his Empawa Africa initiative.
In 2018, emPawa Africa launched with the #emPawa100, which provided grants to 100 artists from 11 African countries, helping launch a new wave of African music stars such as Joeboy, Lady Donli, J.Derobie, and Karun.
To be considered for the program, entrants were asked to upload a short video clip of themselves performing with the hashtag #emPawa30. More than 30,000 entries were received and evaluated by the emPawateam and his team of music-industry colleagues.
Since its launch, the company has grown into a music distributor and label services company with clients including Eazi’s own Banku Music label, as well as African music stars Simi (Nigeria), King Promise (Ghana), and Joey B (Ghana).
“emPawa is an initiative I created with one simple mission: Helping new artists reach their full potential musically by equipping them with the knowledge and funding to do so,” says Mr. Eazi. “It’s something I wish someone had created when I first started making music. Sometimes, all it takes is one person to believe in you.”
Announcing his support Eazi mentioned on his page with a picture post saying;
“I have committed to sponsoring 3300 meals in collaboration with the Food project Lagos, for some of the most vulnerable people in Lagos. In the coming weeks, I will continue to work with other organizations across Lagos and Ogun state to provide 10, 000 meals”