Why Nigerians don’t give Rema the credit he deserves – Singer, Johnny Drille

R&B singer, Johnny Drille has said his record label mate, Divine Ikubor better known as Rema, isn’t given enough credit for his impeccable contributions to the Nigerian music industry.

During an interview with The Beat 99.9 FM Lagos, he said if Rema were another artiste, Nigerians would be celebrating his achievements.

Johnny Drille cited partiality as the reason people don’t treasure the ‘Charm’ crooner despite all he has accomplished at a young age.

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The ‘Believe Me’ crooner talked about how Rema’s Calm Down is one of the biggest songs in Africa and the world, by hitting Billboard Top 10, which is a historic feat.

Johnny said, “Not to be controversial or anything but if Rema was some other artistes, other big artistes in Nigeria, everyone would be screaming at their lungs like, ‘Hey! This person is breaking grounds..’

“And Rema for his age has done some really incredible things that I don’t think we give him enough credit for. I mean, he has literally one of the biggest songs not just in Africa but in the world with ‘Calm Down’ which has been on the Billboard Top 10 for almost a year.

“That has never been done in the history of African music. And he is having a lot of sold out shows all over the world. It just feels to me like he’s just getting started. We need to give the young man more credit.”