Reminisce, the rapper, has recalled how he almost walked out of Obi’s House, a nightlife event in Victoria Island, Lagos because the DJ kept playing only Amapiano.
Amapiano is a style of music that emerged in South Africa in 2012. Many Nigerian artistes have since used its sound and also featured singers adopting the genre.
Speaking on the recent Zero Conditions podcast, Reminisce said because he was new to the sound at the time, he was surprised it was played continuously at Obi’s House inside Hard Rock Cafe.
Born Remilekun Safaru, Reminisce said he walked up to the disc jockey (DJ) and asked him to play another genre for “15 minutes”.
He also said he gave the DJ two options — either he left the location or they stopped playing Amapiano.
He added that after his request was granted “the atmosphere actually changed and people loved it”.
“I do not go out. The day I went to that place they normally play Amapiano, Obi’s house. We were there for like an hour and they were playing the sound. And I asked what is happening here? They were just blowing the whistle,” he said.
“Later, I told Badoo that I was going upstairs, but he said I should not go, but I declined. I told the bouncer to follow me. Then I said ‘Obi change that thing’. I told him to give us 15 minutes. Asake is here. Badoo is here.
“Amapiano I am sorry. I do not mean to offend you guys. I mean no disrespect, but just give us 15 minutes and we will be out of here. And the atmosphere actually changed and people loved it. No disrespect to anybody. I was new to that environment. I thought it was just to play Amapiano for like seven and they will add some ‘update’ to it. I just know I cannot take this. Something has to give in here. There were two options. We will either leave… and there are a lot of drinks.”
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