It was Exactly 13 May 2022, when Mavins new stars including: Ladipoe, Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon and Magixx aired their long time prepared single titled “Overloading … Overdose” an interesting afrobeat song produced by Don Jazzy with exception of Rema.
The Badman and Commando crooner, Rema was not featured on the song despite being one of the Mavins Record Label associated artist and that have given rise to the questions on social media by concern fans asking; Why Rema did not feature on OVERDOSE alongside the label’s singers Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Magixx and rapper Ladipoe.
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Rema is by far Mavin Records‘ most celebrated singer, and he is acknowledged in the song via a qr code on a car in the music video.
Watch the main VIDEO of the song Overdose here….mp4
However, a Nigerian music executive and CEO of rebranded Mohits, Don Jazzy has taken online to states reasons why rema wasn’t on mavin song ‘overdose’ with his label mates.
Why Rema did not feature on Overdose Song
Crayon is the cause of why Rema wasn’t permitted to jump on Overload track.
While speaking on an exclusive Cool FM, Mavin founder Don Jazzy finally answered that question and without further ado, here’s what he had to say.
When I sign people and I introduce them to you guys like “ah this guy is talented o!”, last last it’s not me that’s going to stream all the music, it’s all of you that are still going to go and stream it. So my own is to just come and be ringing agungu everywhere, “this guy is talented o, go and check it out”. So obviously sometimes the fans maybe they’re suffering from fatigue, listening fatigue, or they’re just engrossed in some other artiste or their fave so they take their time. So for somebody like Crayon, I’ve been like “you people are not hearing this boy o, this boy is dope!” You understand? So I’m very happy that the intentionality we put in a song like Overdose was to actually make sure that people see him as the talented guy that he is which is why he’s the one starting the song and taking the chorus to carry the thing along. He’s the senior in the team so you people must see him now.
So we actually really didn’t want to put Rema on this one because I really wanted you guys to see (the other guys). Normally when we activate people, we try as much as possible to make sure we don’t do collaborations. So when it’s Magixx EP, it’s Magixx EP. You see him for who he is. When it’s Ayra, you see her for her. So everybody has done their EPs now so I felt like okay, they’ve seen them, there’s small acceptance, okay let’s try and amplify that with one of these songs. So this particular song is more like an Adaobi than a Dorobucci. Like Adaobi the other time, I tried to use it for you guys to see the younger guys as opposed to having like Tiwa and the others in there.
But we’re working on album that (Rema) is definitely a part of. It’s like a MAVIN All Star album that’s dropping this year.
galantnaija.com recalls The last time we got an all star song from Mavin was in 2019 when the label released ‘All Is In Order‘ featuring Don Jazzy, Rema, Korede Bello, DNA & Crayon. To celebrate Mavin @10, Don Jazzy decide to bless music fans with an Overdose tune.
So basically in a nutshell, Don Jazzy wanted the focus of Overloading to be on Crayon and the other new kids like Magixx, Boy Spyce, Ayra, and Ladipoe. Rema is already a huge artiste so he doesn’t need as much help with exposure as these other guys do. I understand you Don Jazzy, I get it!
Overall, Overloading even without Rema is still such a dope song and I’m happy to see artistes like Crayon and Boy Spyce especially getting the much-needed attention they need from it. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for the joint album they’re all doing and dropping later this year.
Now it’s up to you. What do you think about Don Jazzy’s reasoning for not putting Rema on the song? Do you agree with it?
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