Truth be told, I’m not sure anyone in his right element will reject £356,000 when offered as a deal especially when you are in dire need of cash to support yourself and your career on a crawl.
Well, Nigerian musician, Mr.Eazi just did what some of us may find it very difficult to do and it has helped him a lot.
In an interview, the Nigerian musician disclosed why he rejected a music record deal worth over £356,000 (2,296,774.70 cedis) in the United Kingdom when his career was on a crawl, after he had just finished his tour in the UK.
According to Mr. Eazi, at the time when he had finished his tour, the total amount he was able to make was £12,500 (80,645.18gh) which he returned and shot music videos with it and was only left with £20 equivalent to 129 cedis.
At this juncture, Eazi was helpless in the face of fate and could have just gone back for the deal but he stood his grounds and its a different success story today.
He actually turned down the ghc2,296,774 because his value was not dependent on what was in his account.
“My first record deal offer from the UK was £356,000, I turned it down but at the time, I had done a tour and the total amount I earned was £12,500. I used the money to shoot the videos of some of my songs. I was left with £20; they were offering me £365,000, but I turned it down. The reason I did that was because my value was not dependent on what was in my account.”