Fast-rising International Afrobeat superstar Rema recently went online to brag about his most recent performance and display a little bit of his arrogance. The “Calm Down” king boasted about having another sold-out show in a post shared on his page and said he doesn’t feel under any obligation to share details about it. The Mavin signees continued by saying that he no longer feels the need to boast about consistently selling out concerts because it has become the norm for him. Rema’s confidence in his sold-out shows reflects his growing popularity and the strong support he receives from his fans.
As an artist who consistently delivers successful performances, it’s understandable that he no longer needs to constantly highlight his achievements. His focus on maintaining this success demonstrates his dedication to his craft and the undeniable impact he has made in the music industry.
Online debate has been sparked by a comment on Divine Ikubor, better known online as Rema, an accomplished Afrobeat musician. The singer recently boasted about his most recent, wildly successful performance in America on his Instagram page, noting that he now sells out shows outside of Africa, just like when he was handing out garri to commuters at the Oshodi bus stop in Lagos. Many fans and critics have expressed mixed reactions to Rema’s comment.
While some applaud his rise to international fame and the growth of Afrobeat music globally, others argue that comparing his past struggles to selling-out shows is insensitive and undermines the hardships faced by street vendors. The debate highlights the complexities of success and the need for artists to be mindful of their words when discussing their journey.
Rema’s comments stirred different reactions from netizens, but he mainly got great responses, including from his label, boss Don Jazzy who hailed him by his nickname, “Rave Lorde.” See what Rema said that’s got people talking.