Award-winning recording artiste, disc jockey, and record producer Dare Olufowobi popularly known as DJ Exprezioni has given a piece of advice to up and coming artiste.
The disc jockey has advised that for an artiste to succeed in the Nigerian music industry, one has to be consistent, hardworking and brave.
Citing Mavin Records signee, Rema, as an example, the DJ noted that despite the tragedies that the young man has faced in life, he has not only become successful in the music industry but a force to be reckoned with.
DJ Exprezioni who has worked with established acts like Niniola, Sarz, among others said, “The industry is saturated with a lot of talent, to be seen and recognized among the many, you have to be really brave and put in the hard work.
“People see Rema and other young artistes who are currently dominating the industry and think that they were lucky to be chosen by the industry bigwigs. What they don’t know is that many of these rave-of-the-moment artistes started cultivating their talent from way back.
“Rema used to perform in his church, formed a boy band and even with the many tragedies that plagued him, kept on pushing his music thing. He found fame thanks to the cover he did of D Prince’s song and someone will see that and think, it’s also going to be the same thing for him. But what that person fails to realize is that Rema had been doing a lot of covers before then. He was consistent.”
In a series of tweets in September 2020, Rema shared with his fans how he rose to fame, debunking insinuations that his road to fame was a bed of roses.
While speaking his mind via his Twitter handle, the singer noted how his father was murdered and life changed for the worse in his family.