Rema’s journey in the music industry began with a bang when he burst into the limelight with his self-titled debut EP in 2019. Since then, he has exhibited an insatiable appetite for dominance and a knack for crafting chart-topping hits. In 2023, he continues to display the self-assured attitude and creative flair that have defined his career.
In a recent conversation, Rema shared his perspective on his music and the energy he aims to convey. He stated, “For years I’ve said, ‘Another banger,’ and creatively I’ve always connected to the energy of being the creator of the bombs and not the bomb itself.” He delves into the idea that it’s not just about the explosive impact of a hit but the fire it ignites within listeners, elevating them from their downtimes.
‘Rema’s New EP: ‘RAVAGE’ is the third and final chapter in the Rave & Roses universe, which has been a defining narrative in his career. While romantic themes permeated his previous works, ‘RAVAGE’ sees a noticeable shift. The EP showcases heavy-hitting production, with assists from prominent producers like London and P.Priime. In the midst of love songs, Rema makes it clear that he is indifferent to perceptions of him and embraces a more complex and multifaceted identity, closer to the role of a villain than a hero.
On tracks like “DND,” he boldly declares his artistic independence with lines like, “Ṣe I wan good ṣe I wan bad?/Ṣe I wan real ṣe I wan fake?/Me I no do again.” It’s a powerful statement of his intent to break free from expectations and create on his terms.
Rema remains an ardent student of the Afrobeats genre, contributing to its sustenance and evolution. With ‘RAVAGE,’ he goes even deeper into his creative well, firmly establishing himself as the “Prince of Afrobeats,” as he proudly states on “Smooth Criminal.” The EP represents an outburst of his inner fire, a release of pent-up passion and drive. It’s not fueled by negativity but by a burning desire to leave his mark on the music world.
In ‘RAVAGE,’ you’ll hear a side of Rema that he’s kept within, an exhilarating outburst of artistic fire that shows his evolution as an artist. This EP reaffirms Rema’s position as one of the most exciting and innovative talents in the global music scene. It’s a bold declaration that he’s here to stay and continue pushing the boundaries of Afrobeats and his own artistry. With Rema, the future of music is undoubtedly in good hands.