Mr Eazi’s emPawa is currently doing big in the music industry. The singer has announced and revealed 30 upcoming music acts who would be benefiting from emPawa30.
emPawa is an initiative setup by the Nigerian singer in 2018, to help promote upcoming African music talents.
As reported by Rollingstone, each artist will receive a $10,000 grant to go towards a music video, along with mentorship from professional singers, producers, and video directors.
Mr Eazi, initially, wanted to pool together 100 acts to benefit from a $3000 grant which was meant to cover the cost of a music video.
The number was later trimmed down to 30 acts and the grant increased to $10,000.
“We wanted to be able to have mentors attached to everybody — that’s easier for 30 people than 100 people,” Mr. Eazi explains. “And we wanted to be able to spend the same amount of money but have people have more of it. The cost of videos and the cost of production have increased since the last time.”
Guilty Beatz, Joeboy, Karun are current beneficiaries of the emPawa scheme.
Nigerians have dominated the list with over 19 acts on the list.
See full list of 30 new members to benefit from the scheme, The emPawa30;
Bosom P Yung (Ghana)
C Natty (Nigeria)
Camo Blaizz (Nigeria)
Fresh Prince (Nigeria)
GoodGirl LA (Nigeria)
Grace Idowu (Nigeria)
James Garlimah (Canada/Liberia)
July 7 (UK/Nigeria)
Kamo Mphela (South Africa)
Oiza & Meyi (Nigeria)
Sishii (South Africa)
Tomiwa Dudobo (Nigeria)
Xenia Manasseh (Kenya)
Yung Meagan (Cameroon)
Yusuf Kanbai (Nigeria)
Zarion Uti (USA/Nigeria)