The big artistes are now 4 – Rema declares

Nigerian music rave, Divine Ikubor better known by his stage name, Rema, has set the internet abuzz with his latest post.

The ‘Calm Down’ crooner declared that there are no longer ‘The Big Three’ artistes in the Nigerian music industry, because they are now four.

Rema stated this via his official Twitter page on Saturday, without going into details and it elicited a debate about who are the four he is talking about.

No more Big 3 there’s now a Big 4 - Rema

It is widely believed that the industry is dominated by Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy and sometimes Olamide, there is always a debate about who takes the third position as Wiz and OBO have already clinched the top two spots.

Some social media users guessed that the 23-year-old artiste may have included himself to make it top, thereby pushing out either one of Wizkid, Burna, Davido or Olamide.

Rema tweeted; “No more Big 3 there’s now a Big 4.”

In another set of posts, he wrote; “Labels get creative, stop trying to clone me… Tell your stylists to stop sending mails to brands with my name to get clothes imma pull up to your show and strip u on stage cuz that’s my shit HOE! fake celebrities, fake industry 🤮”

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Nigerian Twitter Influencer, Daniel Regha earlier said Grammy-winning singer, Damini Ogulu aa Burna Boy should not be put in the same category with Olamide, Wizkid and Davido.

The social commentator said Burna is still an upcomer when compared to the three abovementioned artistes.

Regha made the statement while featuring on Doyin’s Corner hosted by Big Brother Naija star, Doyin David, noting that when OBO, Baddo and Machala were the hottest artistes on the scene, Burna was nowhere to be found.

He further said Olamide has more hit songs than most of them which is why he finds it funny when people mention Burna’s name before the YBNL founder.

Daniel Regha said there is a set for every musician in the industry and there are people who started buzzing at about the same time as the ‘Odogwu’, it just so happens that he became more successful.

The popular Twitter user further explained that the same way one would not put Tubaba in the same list with Wizkid and Davido, is also how the Last Last crooner is not in the same set as them.

Speaking on how big Burna is, Regha accredited it to streaming era, saying that if the popular singers from the past had come out now that streaming platforms exist, most of their songs would be hits.

He said; “Burna is still an upcomer compared to Wizkid, Davido and Olamide. When those artistes were popping, Burna was nowhere to be found…Burna is mostly popping now because he is in the streaming era.”