Nigerian Afro-fusion artiste, Rema, a talented Nigerian Afro-fusion performer, has revealed how he transitioned from gospel to hip-hop.
The Ravers top dog said that he formerly led a Christian rap ensemble in church and that his newest album “Rave & Roses” is still racking up big streaming figures.
Rema revealed to ace media personality Ebuka that he shifted to secular music when he began performing in bars, lounges, political rallies, and other venues to support himself and his family. He stated, ”
I was still in Benin when that switch happened. A lot of people thought that when I got signed, I started deviating.
No. Actually, life was tough in Benin. I’m not that guy to ask the people in church to pay me because I’m doing God’s work.
Right there in Benin, I started going to competitions, going to bars, lounges, political rallies; just trying to get on the stage and hold a microphone, to at least get sprayed some money to come back home and feed my family, because we were going through tough times.