Award-winning musician, and serial entrepreneur, Mr Eazi, has announced his latest business deal as a shareholder in the Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa based basketball club, named Cape Town Tigers.
Mr Eazi whose real name is Oluwa Tosin Ajibade, made the disclosure on Tuesday via his social media account, and noted that he was inspired to make the deal by the story and business acumen of his mentor, Jay Z who had invested in an American basketball club.
Currently in South Africa on business, Mr Eazi wrote on his twitter account, @mreazi: “I read that Jay’z got shares in a NYC basketball team! So I had to do my own to ff my mentor!! Happy to announce I am now a shareholder of @CapeTownTigers the best basketball team in Africa from now going forward! See you at the next game! Honoured to be part of The family”.
Established in 2019 and currently the reigning title holders of the South African National Championship with consecutive wins (2021 and 2022), Mr Eazi attributes his latest acquisition as being inspired by his mentor Jay-Z.
The Forbes Under 30 alumni is no stranger to business having been featured by the likes of CNN, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Forbes Africa for his forward-thinking approach to business, Mr Eazi continues to make a mark on the continent with his business acumen and endeavours.
Co-Founder of the ground-breaking emPawa Africa, a talent incubator program which funds and mentors emerging Africa artists, amongst other businesses geared at uplifting African talent, Mr Eazi’s latest acquisition further reinforces his role as a changemaker on the continent pushing the African narrative forward.
Mr Eazi who once won the Headies Next Rated category, is engaged to Temi Otedola, an actress and daughter of billionaire, Femi Otedola.