Meet Bankole Aderemi aka R.E.M.I who is an Osun state born super-talented singer & songwriter. He’s an undergraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Get more about him as we caught up with him in this interview.
– Exclusive Interview With REMI-
HYB: Can I meet u?
REMI: I’m Bankole Aderemi, popular known as “R.E.M.I”, I’m a recording and performing artist, songwriter, lyricist and entertainer in Nigeria.
HYM: Your state of origin?
HYM: What genre of music do you do?
REMI: Basically Afropop, but I’m versatile
HYM: When did you start music?
REMI: Well I started music since a tender age, but practically I can say I started in late 2017.
HYM: So you’re barely a year into music professionally right??
HYM: And what was your first single and how was the feedback like??
REMI: Well my first single was much of freestyle and I wasn’t really experienced, but the feedback was above my expectations, I mean it rose to prominence among friends and family and people on the streets, it also got me an international collaboration.
HYM: Wow! That’s laudable, So what can you say about your “experience” now after a year that you started professional music?
REMI: It’s been encouraging, rough, sweet, smooth and rough, but most of all promising… I still think I don’t have much experience tho
HYM: And you talked about international collaboration, Are they in charge of your music or You belong to a label? REMI: I don’t belong to any label, for now, the international collaboration just came through.
HYM: So how many tracks do you have to your name? and their titles
REMI: I have Three tracks: Mujo, Island Girl, Ice On You
HYM: And all these have been released? Moreover, how was the acceptance and what’s your stand about the songs?
REMI: Ice on you is yet to be released tho, I just hope the world will like it
HYM: Who’s your father figure in the industry?
REMI: Well I can say every great musician in the industry is like a father figure to me, I love great people and I learn from each one of them
HYM: What’s your aim towards 2019, and will ice on you be released anytime soon??
REMI: 2019 is just in God’s hands, I’ve learnt not to rush him anymore, I got plans but not to be revealed for now…Yes ice on you drops on December 14 and it keeps dropping tho, we don’t stop the promotion till its all over
HYM: Does your family know you sing and how do you combine education with school?
REMI: Hmm, my family knows, they all believe in me but a part of them still want me to go to school first before I chase it, I’m in school now but it’s not been easy man, school and career chase are two rival demons, but I won’t stop regardless, music is all I want to do with my life.
HYM: Great! Any major project soon??
REMI: It’s part of the plans not to be revealed yet
HYM: So who’s that one artiste you wish to work with?
REMI: I want to work with Burnaboy,Kizz Daniel,Wizkid,Davido,Cassper Nyovest,Post Malone
HYM: Wow! 😱
REMI: Lol… I like big things Bro… I’m gonna get them no matter what just watch.
HYM: Your relationship status?
REMI: I’m Single
HYM: Drop your social media handle for your fans.
REMI: IG: @iam.remi
HYM: Who produced ice on you and which other producers have U worked with??
REMI: BigManBeatz Produced Ice on you, I’ve met lots of producers, but worked with
PapeejayBeatz and Sizzle ….
HYM: Any shout out?
REMI: Very big shout out to everyone that has believed in me since day zero, my managements, my girls, to Shofela, to Drumphase, to DeLpH of HotYarns Media. I love y’all.