Nigerian singer and songwriter, Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, has responded to backlashes concerning his performance at the Afronation concert in Portugal.
One of the attendees who travelled to Portugal expressed her dissatisfactiotn in a video. She stated that Rema and Omah Lay did not sing during their performance.
She also said that the audience could not hear their voices during their performance.
“Why are you not singing? We came to see you live. You are a vocalist. Your main instrument is your voice.
“We came to Portugal to hear that voice live because we love what your voice sounds like on recording. Now we want to hear you live.”
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Reacting, Rema said the sound setup on the first day of the event was bad, as he noted that there were no in-ear monitors for artists to keep track of the audio the audience was receiving.
“Whoever came for Afronation day 1 knew the sound was bad. Second delay was feedback from the mic. No in-ear monitors for artists to keep track of the audio the audience was receiving.
“Let’s not even talk about provisions they make for artists to come with ‘bands’. Still I made use of live sessions at first and I cut it off and improvised because I wasn’t satisfied with the sound. I even complained on stage.
“One thing leads to another, know this! But I just can’t watch people take shots at me and my brother, Omah Lay. Lastly, we’ll all learn, grow and do better as artists and organisers.”
Other singers who performed at the Afronation include, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Naira Marley, and Chris Brown.