When we talk about Nigeria’s Biggest Rap Asset, It is no news that Dremo is a super-talented rapper, he’s lyrics are hardcore, he’s deliveries on songs are incomparable and he’s ability to thrive excellently on any type of beat is what makes him a great music rap asset. When DMW signed him, he was virtually a “nobody” within the industry not until he dropped his first single, “Fela” under the Davido owned label which was a cover to US rapper; Designer’s 2016 hit “Panda.” Of all the “Panda” covers that were done by Nigerian artistes, Dremo’s was adjudged the best by music fans as it even went on to be a hit.
Well i will like to add this “the issue of under-appreciation” is one of the biggest problems of some Nigerian music artistes today. Most of these artistes are super talented and hardworking but all they get at the end of the day is an overlook of their efforts. Many of of this guys put their resources towards putting out exceptional projects but due to the fact that they digress from what is considered to be “what Nigerians want” in the music industry, they are being overlooked. And definitely one of the victim’s of this unfortunate syndrome is DMW’s Dremo.
Dremo being nigeria’s biggest rap asset after MI started since Dremo dropped “Fela” and other songs as well as an E.P (Codename VOL. 1) in 2018 which was a great project, but did just fairly well. Dremo has known to be a very expressive rapper and a unique user of the mic to spit whatever opinion he has on whatever subject. From being a brilliant rapper, he’s gradually transforming to becoming a singer which i feel it’s as a result of him succumbing to the pressure or threat of not being an established commercial success, which is totally understandable.
But for such a rap talent, it’s really pathetic that the conditions around the music industry is pushing him to shift a bit away from his first love. I have seen people often say to me and others that Dremo cannot be classed among the top 5 rappers that we currently have in Nigeria. Hearing this always wants to make me puke, i mean that is a disastrous thing to say considering what he does in his rap songs and how he delivers almost perfectly.
Dremo is a thorough victim of under-appreciation in Nigerian music and i hope this comes to an end very quickly. You might be of the opinion that if he wants to be appreciated and get the accolades that he is truly worth, “then he should up his game and put out songs that can get him those accolades…,” No! you should be the one to take your time to go listen to his past records and figure out what a true rap gem he is.
He’s currently dropped new single titled “Mirror,” in which he analyses societal ills and how sympathetically abnormal the society is becoming which is already getting a lot of buzz just hours after its release. You needs to listen to it and there you will notice the real vibes i’m referring to on this article.
When the snippet of the song dropped on Instagram prior to its release, Lots of people who are not used to be Dremo’s lovers joined the train as they were able to realise what a rap genius he is. The full song is out now and it’s an opportunity for you to conceive what i have conceived about Dremo. He is a rap ‘beast’ !!!!!!!!!!!
Conclusively, I feel after MI, Dremo is the next big thing that Nigerian rap asset has and if given the attention and the love that he’s required to thrive, then he’d be the one to liberate Nigerian rap again and push us to the number one rap spot we used to be in Africa before the “SA rappers” dethroned us. Even MI once said he’s Dremo’s biggest fan, so you see?! Lol. Let’s learn to love and appreciate our upcoming nigerian artistes so that they will always give us the best out of what they have.