Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema has said fans are responsible for fuelling the beef and rivalries among artistes.
Rema said this during an interview on Ebro, a Morning Show on Hot 97FM, New York, USA.
The ‘Calm Down’ crooner explained that Afrobeats artistes have tried to promote peace among themselves but fans try to fuel rivalry and quarrel between them.
He however noted that he is an introvert and does not like controversy.
“I look for no one’s trouble. I just want to make good music. I’m an introvert, I stay indoors. I don’t cause trouble, I don’t want to fight.
“One thing about African music or Afrobeats, I will say. Afrobeats artists, we have done our best to promote peace among ourselves. Yeah, we got our egos. Yeah, we got our achievements. You know, everybody got their own money and paychecks. But, one thing I have noticed is that our unity has kept us going for a very long time, he explained.
“Even when the fans want to start to spark stuff up. I won’t lie, the fans are the ones starting this stuff [beef]. I feel like it’s the fans.”
He noted that whenever he sees his fans trying to stir up comparisons with other artistes, he calls them to order but feels disappointed when his colleagues do not do same to their fans, as though they are enjoying the controversies.
Rema has continued to enjoy massive following, especially after his collaboration with American pop star, Selina Gomez on his hit singlel ‘Calm Down’ which is now the most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube with over 200 Million views.