Why I Didn’t Feature Any Afrobeat Artiste On My Album ~ Rema

In the aftermath of the release of his much anticipated Album “Rave and Roses”, Nigeria’s young singer Rema has taken to the social media platform Instagram to disclose reasons behind the absence of Afro beat artistes on his album “Rave and Roses”.

In his statement, he disclosed “I kow 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.

“I don’t really like to make music with you if we’re not actually cool. I would not make music just to appease the fans, just to look like we’re not fighting. No bruh, it has to be organic. No feature on my album was forced or like me trying to look international or cross boundaries. Nah, I already crossed that in 2019.

“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 Afro beats feature.

if we’re not cool. We have to chill to create them bangers… I will not go to the studio to appease a fan base. I’ll create music because I f*ck with you and you f*ck with me, you know .”

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