Reminisce Speaks On His Newly Released Fourth Album, “Elhadj”


He talks about why he values releasing albums, saying it gives fans an idea of who you are as an artist.

On how he maintains the momentum, he said he tries to keep up with trends, and blend in but at the same time not lose his originality and sound.

The rapper explained how he arrived at the title of his album “El-Hadj” after initially picking two names that didn’t go down well with his team. “El-Hadj” was coined from Alhaji“, tushing it up with Arab style of naming.

On the creative process of making the singles, ‘Baba Hafusa’ said it had to do with his life and happenings in the society,

Speaking on his view on the international spotlight on Nigerian music, he says “It’s nice but at the same time you have to be smart, and really know what when people come to your country they try to exploit you…..Just make sure you are at the forefront”. He gives Kudos to the likes of Wizkid who he feels is spearheading the movement and Ayo Jay for his feat so far.

On his expectations for the album, he said he doesn’t put himself under pressure “I don’t give myself expectations, whatever comes with is fine, my primary assignment is to make the music and secondary is to sell records”.

He also values the fact that people actually still care to know how the next album will feel like, after putting out three albums already previously, implying that people still reckon with his music, and the reception of the album has been good so far.

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