By Miracle Esegha, Warri
Nigerian singer Johnny Drille has revealed that Rema is not receiving enough recognition for his enormous contributions to the development of Nigerian music.
The singer made this known in a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, saying that despite all of Rema’s early musical accomplishments, he is not getting enough credit.
He said, “Not to be controversial or anything but if Rema was some other artistes, other big artistes in Nigeria, everyone would be screaming out their lungs like, ‘Hey! This person is breaking ground.
“And Rema for his age has done some incredible things that I don’t think we give him enough credit for. I mean, as the 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 has 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.”