Rema And Fireboy, Another Wizkid And Davido?
Rema And Fireboy
Mavin records owned majorly by Don jazzy and Ybnl label owned by music artiste, Olamide are two of the most respected labels in the country. Recently, the record labels signed two young, talented, good looking and highly marketable artistes.
While Mavin snagged 18-year-old trapstar and singer, Divine Ikubor aka Rema, Ybnl signed Adedamola Adefolahan aka FireboyDML. The two artistes were signed by these labels to much expectations from Nigerians and music critics who fell in love with their freestyle videos that were available on social media platforms. Rema prior to being signed had a few freestyles covers with special reference to Dprince “Gucci gang” while Fireboy Dml already had a couple of buzzing songs like Ajoke, Star, Magic, Gimme love, Gstrings, Gold-digger among others including the Viral Teni the Entertainer “Askamaya” Cover.
Rema first appeared on Dj Tunez “Turn Up” ft Reekado Banks and Wizkid, humming some underground melodies reminiscent of Wizkid’s verse on Drake’s “One Dance”. Alas, Mavin had better in stock for him when in March 2019, he dropped his Four track EP with the lead single “Iron Man “which had a crisp, well directed video portraying the “swagallicious” Rema singing about defending his love interest like the superhero, Iron man.
Tracks like “Why” which portrayed his trap sound and “Corny” did considerably well but it was the once rejected beat made by budding producer, Ozedikus on which Rema laid flows about a certain Dumebi girl, oozing that Wizkid delivery style of lyrics and adlibs, that won the heart of many Nigerians. Coupled with his fine boy looks and Trapstar branding, the rapper and singer has won the hearts of Nigerians judging from the crowd reaction at his first ever show, The Homecoming concert held in Lagos. After his excellent featured verses on Dprince “Lavida” and Mavin “ALL IS IN ORDER”, it can be said that indeed all is in order for the young star to take over the Nigerian music scene.
Fire boy on the other hand first caught the attention of many listeners after his collaborative effort with Oxlade titled “Sing”. Subsequently, he caught the attention of YBNL boss, Olamide and he was incorporated fully into the family with songs like “Jealous”, “Leleyi ft Lilkesh” and “I be fine” off the YBNL Mafia Album. The Cracker Mallo produced “Jealous” proved to be a stand out track.
Rema VS Fireboy
Who is better? The two young stars are currently enjoying massive airplays off their singles. Rema with “Dumebi” and Fireboy with “Jealous” and many music lovers and Critics are already of the view that the two artistes are the new school artistes that will inherit the davido vs Wizkid rivalry as they are set to take over the music industry.