Nabem Ezekiel Iornem popularly known by his stage name Eazy Bob Wizzy was born in Kaduna State (Nigeria), to parents from Benue, Nigeria. He says his family is “the best polygamous family anyone will want to be a part of.” He grew up listening to Hip Hop songs from the likes of The Fugees, 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. amongst others. His elder brothers and cousins always played these songs, and even though Eazy never understood them, he sang along and hummed the lyrics as well.
Eazy Bob Wizzy likes to describe himself as “an artist who makes art to shape urban culture.” Eazy Bob Wizzy’s love for art came to life at the age of three. He was always drawing on almost every surface he could, from his books to his father’s books to the table to his legs (no kidding). At age four his family moved from the northern part of Kaduna to the south side. At the age of five, he wasn’t only interested in drawing. The art of rap became a thing of interest to him. He couldn’t write his lyrics at the time, so he was fond of rapping lyrics from hymnals and prefaces of various textbooks he used at school. The best he could do was taking a song and adding his words to them (whether they made sense or not).
Before he started secondary school during the summer holidays, he knew he wanted to make a living out of rap. He planned to start as a “gospel rapper” to gain support from his family, while he wrote songs (undercover) bragging about money, fame, and girls. Fast forward to the year 2011 after his girlfriend at the time broke up with him, he decided to start his life anew.
Since then, he has been making music to capture the hearts of young men and women and directing it to God. He is the self-acclaimed ‘King of Bread’ and his fans are known as ‘The Bread Gang.’ In July 2019, his clothing line “Ryt Path Clothing”, and record label “XtraOrdinary Rekordz” merged under his primary company “Ryt Path Co.” When he’s not making music, he runs his media and marketing company “34ZY Media & Mrktn.” He has a BSc. in Marketing from the ‘University College of Management Studies’ Accra, Ghana.
The Latest Album
‘Where is Eazy?’ is the follow-up to Eazy Bob Wizzy’s 2016 release (Who Is Eazy?), and it dwells around the theme of being found. Unlike the first instalment, this mixtape isn’t about self-discovery but being found by a higher power, being found by God.
The ten-track mixtape which was supposed to be a four-track EP stated to be released in 2018, underwent a lot of changes as Eazy Bob Wizzy grew and learned from a series of unfortunate events. First, Eazy Bob Wizzy lost his laptop (which contained 60% of data [music/personal files] compiled for over three years). Then, a second burglary and housebreaking theft occurred and this time he lost his phone, a new laptop, hard drive (with ALL his data), some essential studio equipment as well.
It was a difficult period for Eazy Bob Wizzy and after a long while of grieving, he finally got some inspiration and decided to do what he knows best, to create. The forced hiatus led to questions from fans and family. Everyone kept asking: “Where is Eazy?”
The mixtape features label mates Menxee and Jasmine-Jade, also fire rap verses from Pokafaze, Oshey, Minkir, Vblaiz, Uncle D.I.A. With soothing vocals from Goddey and a skit by comedian Anointed Talker. It’s evident Eazy Bob Wizzy rapped his heart out on this project while delivering catchy hooks as usual. All songs were produced, mixed and mastered by Eazy Bob Wizzy.
Eazy Bob Wizzy is a well-rounded artist and producer who makes good music with substance based on relevant content.