Renowned singer, Rema, has expressed his belief that many of his fellow artists are imitating his branding and musical style.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Rema, who received 6 nominations at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, stated that some singers have been claiming his styles as their own.
However, despite not receiving credit from those replicating his style, Rema finds it “flattering” that others are drawing inspiration from him.
He also emphasized that his ultimate goal has always been to bring about change in the Afrobeats music scene.
“I’ve been on the road for 4 years back-to-back; dropping bangers, hopping on stages. It has helped my growth non-stop.
“In as much as vacation is needed, I just don’t like to feel idle. I have so much plans for evolving this [afrobeats] sound. I’ve always been that guy who just want to change the guy and change how the game is perceived. From sound to shows, to branding.
“Even though some artists will not give me credit, I know how many people [artists] have copied my moves and I am flattered by it,” he said.