Controversial artiste, Blackface, voiced his concerns over the lyrical content of Rema’s song ‘Charm,’ and urged the music industry to prioritize songs with a meaningful and conscious message.
Blackface, whose real name is Ahmedu Augustine, disclosed this information during a recent interview on the “Honest Bunch” podcast.
Blackface, who is known for his socially conscious music, criticized the lyrics of Rema’s hit track ‘Charm,’ which was released in 2022 and gained popularity globally.
My Daughter Can’t Marry Rema
He took issue with the line, “I get money pass your papa,” and expressed his disapproval, stating that he would never allow his daughter to marry someone with a character like Rema.
The songwriter stressed that lyrics are often a reflection of an artist’s values and beliefs.
According to Blackface, Rema’s lyrics in ‘Charm’ lacked morals, suggesting that they did not promote a positive message.
He explained, “What you speak comes from the heart. Unless somebody is telling you to speak something else because they feel it is going to sell.”
Rema, last Saturday received recognition as the Best Global Africa Artist of the Year at the Trace Awards in Rwanda for his track “Calm Down.”
Music with Consciousness
However, Blackface’s comments shed light on the ongoing debate within the music industry regarding the balance between commercial success and socially responsible artistry.
Blackface further argued that the focus on financial gain in the music industry has led to a lack of “real love for the game.”
He emphasized the need for artists to prioritize creating music that contributes positively to society and influences the mindset of young people.
“Music with consciousness and a real message that can change the mindset of our youth” is what Blackface believes the industry desperately needs.
He urged musicians to see their roles as not only entertainers but also as individuals who can bring about positive change in society.
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The former Plantashun Boiz member, in the past has criticized the lyrical content of Tiwa Savage’s songs, stating that they do not positively contribute to society.
Blackface lamented that contemporary lyrics often revolve around superficial topics that lack substance.
He mentioned examples such as “sho ma gbe mi lole” (will you take me home) and “you will gbadun my waist,” suggesting that such content falls short of the societal expectations for artistic expression.
While the singer’s comments may seem critical, he maintains that his intent is not to “shade” anyone but to encourage artists, both male and female, to create lyrics that contribute positively to society.