Super star Rema is not taking it kindly with fans who are steadily comparing his E.P to Fortuno‘s Stars And Scars E.P, in recent interview Fortuno declared he cares less about these comparisons as he is only making music to make himself happy, well Rema on the other hand is not taking it kindly as he blasts fans for comparing him to Fortuno
Read our interview with Fortuno Here & listen to his E.P, tell us what you think?
The annual Soundcity MVP Awards held last night at Eko Convention Centre. The event was attended by African artists all over the world. Performers at the event were announced as Diamond Platnumz, Prince Kaybee, Shatta Wale, Rema, Stonebwoy and so forth. While Burna Boy cemented his throne as the new king of afrobeats with his second successive win for African Artist of the year, Naira Marley also went home with his first award. See the list of winners below… Best New MVP FireBoy DML (NG) JoeBoy (NG) Marioo (TZ) Rema (NG) – Winner Simmy (SA) Wendy Shay (GH) Best Collaboration Blow My Mind – Davido [NG] Daz How Star Do – Skibii [NG] Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner Jama – DJ Mic Smith [GH] Killin Dem – Burna Boy [NG] Inama – Diamond PlatNumz [TZ] Best Pop Innos B [CG] Nandy [TZ] JoeBoy [NG] – Winner Otile Brown [KE] Kizz Daniel [NG] Teni [NG] Mayorkun [NG] Rayvanny [TZ] Naira Marley [NG] Best Hip Hop BlaqBonez (NG) Falz (NG) KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner Kwesta (SA) Medikal (GH) Shinski (KE) Sarkodie (GH) Reminisce (NG) Ricky Rick (SA) Zakwe (SA) Best Duo Black Motion (SA) Blaq diamond (SA) DopeNation (GH) – Winner Ethic (KE) Show Dem Camp (NG) Toofan (TG) African Producer of The Year Cracker (NG) Prince Kaybee (SA) Jay Synth (NG) Kel P (NG) MOG (GH) Ozedikus (NG) Pheelz (NG) Rexxie (NG) – Winner S2Kizzy (TZ) Best Female MVP Betty G (ETH) Daphne (CMR) Nandy (TZ) Sho Madjozi (SA) Teni (NG) – Winner Tiwa Savage (NG) Yemi Alade (NG) Best Male MVP Burna Boy (NG) – Winner Davido (NG) Diamond Platnumz (TZ) King Promise (GH) Sjava (SA) Wizkid (NG) Zlatan (NG) African DJ of The Year DJ Creme De La Creme (KE) DJ Kaywise (NG) DJ Neptune (NG) DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner DJ Vyrusky (GH) DJ Zinhle (SA) Digital Artiste of The Year Cassper Nyovest [SA] Davido [NG] – Winner Diamond Platnumz [TZ] Kizz Daniel [NG] Mr Eazi [NG] Yemi Alade [NG] Wizkid [NG] Listeners’ Choice Baby – JoeBoy (NG) Dumebi – Rema (NG) Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA) Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH) Kainama – Harmonize (TZ) Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG) Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH) Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG) Viewers’ Choice 49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG) Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG) Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA) My Level – Shatta Wale (GH) On The Low – Burna Boy (NG) Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ) Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG) Video of The Year 49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG) Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG) Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA) Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH) Song of The Year Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG) Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner Malwhede – King Monada (SA) Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ) Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG) Baby – JoeBoy (NG) Case – Teni (NG) Dumebi – Rema (NG) Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA) Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH) African Artiste Of The Year Burna Boy (NG) – Winner Davido (NG) Diamond Platnumz (TZ) Shatta Wale (GH) ShoMadjozi (SA) Tiwa Savage (NG) Wizkid (NG) Yemi Alade (NG) Excellence in Philanthropy: DJ Cuppy – Winner Excellence in Sports: Anthony Joshua – Winner Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence: Bright Jaja – Winner Community and Socio-Political Development: Adebola Williams & Jude Jideonwo – Winner Excellence in Music: Innocent Idibia (2Baba) – Winner
Nigerian Singer, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, popularly known as Skales, has revealed what Wizkid told him about Mavin rising star, Rema. Skales spoke on Rema’s Influence in music and making a lasting impression, and further revealed that Wizkid believes the Mavin Singer is a star and was going to last in the industry. Read what he wrote on Twitter below:-
Rapper, Eva Alordiah shook a major table with her post on Twitter earlier today. Her followers however accused her of also being on the table. We all know how Rema calls his lyrics on Dumebi and lady a vibe, well Eva is not having it with him.
Continue to see her reply to a troll who called her a failed rapper.
The 13th edition of the Headies Awards took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites and witnessed amazing performances from talented acts.
Teni, Falz, Burna Boy and Rema were some of the big winners of the night. While Teni won four awards for best vocal performance (female), best recording of the year, best pop single and Headies Viewers’ Choice, Falz bagged three awards for best rap singer,best rap album and album of the year.
Top performance from veteran singers, Zaki Adzay, Sunny Neji, Victor AD and Wurld; who emerged winner of best vocal performance (male) wowed the audience and viewers of the show.
The event was hosted by TV personality, Nancy Isime and rapper, Reminisce.
Below is the full list of winners (in bold):
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.
GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
Waje – ‘Udue’
Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’ (WINNER)
Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
Falana – ‘Repeat’
BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.
Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’
Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’
Nonso Bassey – ‘411’
Funbi – ‘Serenade’
Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’ (WINNER)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.
Barry Jhay (WINNER)
BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.
Erigga – ‘Motivation’
Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’ (WINNER)
Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’
Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’
Lyta – ‘Time’
BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.
Adekunle Gold – Ire
Heal D World – Patoranking
Olanrewaju – Brymo
Uyo Meyo – Teni (WINNER)
Ye – Burna Boy
BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.
‘Talk’ – Falz (WINNER)
‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce
‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide
‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini
‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.
‘Cash’ – Lady Donli
‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems
‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille (WINNER)
‘Heya’ – Brymo
‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold
BEST RAP ALBUM
A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.
‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz (WINNER)
‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp
LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.
YCEE – ‘Balance’
Boogey – ‘Implode’
Paybac – ‘Implode’
Ghost – ‘Crown’
Tec – ‘Crown’
AQ – ‘Crown’ (WINNER)
A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee
‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan (WINNER)
‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi
A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.
Yemi Alade (WINNER)
BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).
‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
‘Serenade’ – Funbi
‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown (WINNER)
BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).
‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Case’ – Teni (WINNER)
‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM
A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)
‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun (WINNER)
‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE
A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.
Mavin Records act, Rema recently performed in Cote d’Ivoire and one of the high points was him connecting with a female lookalike.
A few months ago, a picture of a female Ivorian went viral online with fans surprised at how much alike they look. When Rema performed in Ivory Coast a few days ago, he finally met her and the resemblance really is striking.
He shared this photo of them and wrote
“I finally found my sister”
Rema got a spot in former US President, Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist with his hit song ‘Iron man’.
Barack Obama in his Instagram post, said he has been listening to the 44 songs on his summer playlist with his wife, Michelle and decided to share it with his followers. He wrote;
With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy.
Mavin records new act, Rema in a tweet this afternoon revealed how Kcee motivated
him with a backstage photo 3-years ago in Benin City.
According to the rising popstar, the gesture went a long way to motivate him to be great. See Prove;
A Nigerian lady has accused Mavin artiste, D’prince and Rema’s manager of sleeping with her friends without paying.
The lady identified as Samantha took to Instagram to accuse D’Prince and Rema’s manager of failing to pay her friends after rendering their services.
According to her, she and her friends were invited by a guy who claims to be a celebrity barber to hang out with D’Prince and Rema at a hotel in Abuja. She claimed that her friends ended up spending the night with them but they did fulfill their promise to pay them.
Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, has
revealed that his new artistes, Rema, was discovered on Instagram after he did a freestyle of a Mavin song, Gucci Gang.
Don jazzy revealed this in his recent
interview when he was asked how he discovered Rema.
The CEO of Mavin records stated that;
It’s simple, on Instagram, D’Prince put out a song, Gucci gang featuring myself and Davido and the young man did a freestyle to it and tagged us.
That’s how everybody finds
every artiste. That’s where
anybody that signed any artiste
finds them. On Instagram. Tag
any artiste, if the person is
feeling you… you’ll blow straight
up” On where Rema was based, Don Jazzy revealed he was based in Benin and brought to Lagos by DPrince who went to pick him by himself.
Prince just saw him and was
like “Yo I like this guy” and he
went to Benin to go and get
him. He did not send ticket o,
he went there to go and get him
by himself. He spoke to his
mother… you people are
thinking he came from the
abroad… in my experience, the
people that actually even have
that American flow or sound
American, most of them have
not left here (Nigeria).
So according to Don Jazzy, the Dumebi
singer has never left Nigeria before Mavin Records and all his styles are as a result of packaging.
Mavin’s newly signed act and rave of the moment; Rema has admonished every music producer out there not to see any beat that isn’t appreciated by music artistes as a wasted effort.
He revealed through his social media
pages that if a producer’s beat happens to be under appreciated by a particular artiste, there shouldn’t be a feeling of disappointment because that same beat in the future could be the real deal. He further
revealed the instrumental to his hit single; “Dumebi” was a beat that was rejected by some other artistes until he took it up,
voiced on it and it became a hit song.
He wrote; “Dear producers, no beat is a waste, your sound might not be appreciated now but you might be creating the future, afterall Dumebi instrumental was a rejected
New Mavin act, Rema has given a voice to the argument that he and Wizkid sound alike.
It is no news that the new Mavin signee, Rema has been the buzz of late. The singer who was signed to Mavin Records two weeks ago kicked off his career with the hit
track “ Dumebi“. However, many believe that the singer sounds like Wizkid , Skiibii and Reekado Banks as the track “Dumebi’ definitely gives a Wizkid, Skiibii and Reekado Banks kind of vibe.
In a recent interview, he came forward to brush off the notion saying he sounds like them. He says that he doesn’t sound like
anyone and that they may sound like him. In his words “I don’t sound like anyone actually, they might sound like me but I don’t sound like anyone.”