21st November, 2023
By Taiwo Okanlawon
Nigerian singer Crown Uzama popularly known as Shallipopi has opened up on how Rema hitting the spotlight gave him hope about attaining his desired feat in the entertainment industry.
The ‘Elon Musk’ crooner said the Mavin label signee did not only inspire him but the entire young artists in Edo state.
The Benin-born singer who spoke in a recent episode of The Zero Conditions podcast, said the ‘Calm Down’ crooner was a beacon of hope to them.
“Benin as a place, none of us get hope to blow. We thought musical stardom was only attainable for Lagos and Abuja residents,” he said.
“We didn’t have the hope that we, too could achieve the spotlight. It was after Rema came after D’Prince signed him to Jonzing World, that was when he realised that it is also possible for Benin artists to hit stardom. There’s hope. If Rema crosses over, we go fit cross over.”
“When Rema went to Lagos, we were watching him. We are his day-one fans. He knows. We’ve been following since when he was posting freestyle videos on social to his trap EP to his new height. He was the one who gave us hope that we too can make it.”
Shallipopi gained recognition with the release of “Elon Musk” in 203. He signed to Dvpper Music Distribution, a Nigerian music record distribution founded by Damillola Akinwunmi.