Nigerian singer and rapper Divine Ikubor, stage name ‘Rema’ is revealing why the reason behind his lack of afrobeat musicians on his recently released album ’Rave and Roses’.
The singer took to his Instagram Live on March 28 when he revealed this. He shared he only works with people he considers his friends because he wants his music to be organic.
He also explained he does not want to do music to appease his fans and work with someone he is not coo with in the process.
He said “I know people might be like, ‘Oh sh*t, why does Rema not have an Afrobeats artist on his album?’
“I would say this: no feature on my album was based off uh, ‘hey label, I need an artist or I need an international collab,’ no. Nothing like that. Everything was organic. Every artist in my album is my friend.
“So it’s not me trying to be like, ‘Oh sh*t, I need this feature to be’ Nah bruh. Every feature on my album is based off mutual respect, mutual friendship, close friendship.
“Like me and [Chris Brown] were at the house playing video games or at basketball or whatever, then we hopped in the studio. We are cool.
“Me and Lil Nas, we’re cool. I make music with people I rock with, people I chill with. Everybody, we’re cool. But I will not force an Afrobeats feature if we’re not cool.
“We have to chill to create them bangers. I will not go to the studio to appease a fanbase. I’ll create music because I fuck with you and fuck with me, you know.”