The group, which was launched a few days ago, announced Mr. Eazi as the primary vocalist on Choplife Soundsystem recordings.
By Hope Ibiale
African musician and serial entrepreneur, Mr. Eazi, has joined forces with the popular disc jockey, DJ Edu, to create a new pan-African music group, Choplife Soundsystem. The group, which was launched a few days ago, announced Mr. Eazi as the primary vocalist on Choplife Soundsystem recordings. Eazi will also serve as its MC or minister of enjoyment at live events, while DJ Edu will serve as the resident DJ.
Inspired to take the vibe and spirit of his successful Ghana holiday party, Detty Rave, on the road, Mr. Eazi “soft launched” Choplife Soundsystem with events in Cotonou, Benin; Stockholm, Sweden; and Kigali, Rwanda, in 2022.
While speaking about the newly established music group, Mr. Eazi stated, “I’m going back to where I started from, hosting the biggest parties at uni, that’s how I started singing. I am looking forward to this new and fun ride, and I can’t wait for all the music to start dropping and the accompanying live experience.”
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Choplife Soundsystem derives its name from the popular West African pidgin slang, chop life, meaning “enjoy life,” and the traditional sound systems that are the backbone of Jamaican music culture. In Jamaican parlance, a soundsystem is a mobile crew of DJs and MCs, typically financed by a prominent local businessperson, who present music together at public events, such as street parties, clubs, and festivals.
Mr. Eazi will announce further details about Choplife Soundsystem, including new music releases, partnerships, and live events, later this year.