“Prince of Afrobeats”: Rema Talks About His Impact on Nigerian Music Within 4 Years of Joining

  • A recent interview granted by international Nigerian music star Rema to Rolling Stones and Swizz Beatz has gone viral
  • During the conversation with Swizz Beatz, Rema spoke about still being young in the music industry, but he already has a legacy that would outlive him
  • He noted that being in the game for a short period shouldn’t define the impact an artist would have on the music industry

Renowned Nigerian and Afrobeats artist Divine Ikubor, aka Rema, recently granted an interview to the prestigious American entertainment magazine Rolling Stones.

The viral interview was hosted by American music producer Swizz Beatz. During the interview, Rema spoke about his growth as an artist over the last four years since he joined the industry.

Photos of Swizz Beatz and RemaNigerian singer Rema talks about his impact on the Nigerian music landscape despite just being around for a short period.
Photo credit: @heisrema/@swizzbeatzSource: Instagram

During the conversation, Swizz Beatz asked Rema about the quality of music he makes and what he thinks of his achievements at the moment and down the line.

The Nigerian singer responded to Swizz Beatz’s question with a couple of answers.

“I’m the future” – Rema says

The Mavins record label signee, shared during the interview that when he joined the game he saw himself as the future of the Afrobeats genre.

However, recently he has had to change that perspective and not sees himself as the Prince of Afrobeats.

Rema noted that the name Prince of Afrobeats didn’t come from him but from his fans and other industry stalwarts. And since then he has worn the tag with pride.

Watch clips from the interview below:

Netizens react to Rema’s interview

Here are some of the comments that trailed Rema’s interview:

@Homiebishop:

“Prince of Afro beats for sure.”

@Marcopolo7707:

“Rema ogo worldwide.”

@aracasual1:

“He should go and warm pizza chop.”

@EkobaDesmond:

“You have show how important you are in the music industry.”

@chaeta_lone:

“This dude is really clear on the image he is tryna portray.”

@iamcashia:

“You people will not say the truth about Rema. He is 4 years in and doesn’t have an iconic album yet.”

Rema shares struggles with bad eyesight

TheTalk.NG also reported that Rema detailed his health challenge of which some of his fans were not aware of.

He admitted that he had to use medicated glass during the red carpet of the BRIT Award to help enhance his vision. Rema mentioned that he was diagnosed with short-sightedness.

Source: TheTalk.NG


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