Nigeria: Veteran singer Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, more popularly known as Blackface, has voiced his criticism of the lyrics in Rema’s hit song “Charm,” labeling some of its lines as insulting. Blackface, a former member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz, asserted that the content of Rema’s lyrics implies a lack of morals.
Blackface made these comments in the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, which is co-hosted by actor Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, known as Nedu.
The veteran artist questioned the appropriateness of the messages conveyed in today’s music, particularly citing lines like, “‘I get money pass your papa, I get money pass your mama.’ What’s that? ‘Fine girl come wettin dey worry you?’ ‘You dey craze for your head?’ ‘You no know say I get money pass your papa?’ Is that the kind of man that my daughter will bring home to me for marriage? I will kick that daughter and the man out of my house. Because such men as Rema have no morals.
He emphasized his concerns about morality and character, stating, “I said he has no morals because what you speak comes from the heart.”
Blackface’s critique of contemporary lyrics and the values they convey reflects an ongoing discussion within the music industry and society about the messages and impact of popular songs.