“I am here to create my legacy and respect to those before me, of course, people are entitled to their opinions, and I respect that,” he says when asked about being called the next Wizkid. “But I have my goals and I don’t want to be like anybody.”
I was the only man in the house and I had to do something tangible
When asked about his life in Benin before Mavin, Rema said: “When I was in school, I was doing music, but I wasn’t really sure, that’s why I always appreciate the church, they gave me that platform and confidence I needed to believe in my sound. When I was in church, I was rapping mostly.”
He continues: “I told my mum that this is what I want to do but, at first, she wasn’t really feeling me because things were hard. I was the only man in the house and I had to do something tangible. Things started growing from the church; I started performing in children’s church, then the teen’s church. So things got big, and I started performing in the main sector where the adults’ worship and my mum started seeing me on stage and her friends were like, ‘Is that your son?’”
The young superstar also touched on his vision, his style, and how he got his stage name, Rema (hint: it is related to God and the church). Watch the interview below.