Mr Eazi buys stake in South African Basketball team, Cape Town Tigers
igerian singer, Mr Eazi, has made a substantial investment in the Cape Town Tigers, a professional basketball team in Africa. This move follows in the footsteps of American musician, Jay Z, who owns shares in the Brooklyn Nets, a basketball team in New York City. Mr Eazi shared his excitement on Twitter, stating “I read that Jay’z got shares in a NYC basketball team! So I had to do my own to ff my mentor!!”.
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
— Genius (@mreazi) January 24, 2023
This investment by Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly known as Mr Eazi, is a significant step in the African entertainment industry and highlights the growing trend of sports investment on the continent. He also mentioned in his tweet that “Happy to announce I am now a shareholder of @CapeTownTigers the best basketball team in Africa from now going forward!”. Mr Eazi has previously made investments outside the music industry, including African tech startups, showing a strong interest in the continent’s expanding sports and technology sectors.
The Cape Town Tigers are a part of the South African Basketball League (SABL) and are considered one of the top teams in Africa. This move by Mr Eazi is not only a great opportunity for the team but also an exciting development for sports and entertainment in Africa.