El Hadj, the fourth album by Reminisce, Nigerian rapper, has debuted at number 13 on Billboard world album chart.
The achievement makes it the first time a Nigerian artiste would have two “consecutive albums” on the Billboard charts.
Real names, Remilekun Shafaru, the rapper’s last album, Baba Hafusa, debuted on the 12th spot of the same chart in May 2015.
Speaking on the feat, Reminisce said: “I hear from my team that I am the first Nigerian musician to have two consecutive albums make this list, and also the first African rapper to achieve this feat. This fills me with so much joy and gratitude to you my fans and friends.
“I appreciate the feedback I got on my last album Baba Hafusa, and I took it to heart in crafting an album that I hope will help my new fans understand what process has brought me to this point.
“My aim is to make music that helps my listener get a glimpse into what makes me tick as a person; my highs, lows, joy and pain. What you will experience on the El Hadj album is a man, who has through introspection and critical thought, matured into a more rounded artiste who is as conscious, as he is on the cutting edge of new trends in global music.
“To the fans who have been there from the days of Book Of Rap Stories, up till this moment; I pray that you always find support in all that you do. To my new fans who have recently began to listen to, and appreciate my music, I say thank you for trying Alaga out and promise to always stay true to myself.
“All the artistes I featured on El Hadj gave me their best and I want to say a huge thank you to the Legend 2Baba, my brothers Ice Prince Zamani & Sossick, and the New Kings Mr Eazi and Solid Star.
“To my brothers from way back 9ice, Olamide and Seriki…mahn! See how far we’ve come. Sojay and Oladips my two amazing artists, I want you to know we are only on the way up: Keep pushing.
“Thank you to all the media platforms and partners who have continued to show me such massive support on this project.”
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