Rema inspired me – Singer Shallipopi
In a recent episode of The Zero Conditions podcast, popular singer Crown Uzama, also known as Shallipopi, expressed how his colleague Rema served as an inspiration for him and other artists from Edo State, instilling belief in their talents.
Shallipopi referred to Rema, the ‘Calm Down‘ crooner, as a beacon of hope for artists hailing from their shared hometown of Benin. Rema’s success evidently played a pivotal role in motivating and encouraging local talent in the music scene.
He said, “Benin as a place, none of us get hope to blow. We thought musical stardom was only attainable for Lagos and Abuja residents. We didn’t had the hope that we too could achieve spotlight. It was after Rema came, after D’Prince signed him to Jonzing World, that was when he realised that is also possible for Benin artists to hit stardom. There’s hope. If Rema cross over, we go fit cross over.
“When Rema went to Lagos, we were watching him. We are his day-one fans. He knows. We’ve been following since when he was posting freestyle videos on social to his trap EP to his new height. He was the one who gave us hope that we too can make it.”