Nigerian singer and songwriter Rema has expressed his thoughts on relationships in the current generation, describing them as materialistic.
Rema revealed in a chat with i_D that his favourite lyric on his debut album ‘Rave & Roses’ is ‘love is not a source of income’ which is from the track ‘Addicted’.
The inspiration for the lyric came from his own experience, where he felt that many relationships in the current generation are focused solely on material gains rather than genuine feelings.
“Favourite lyric on my album ‘love is not a source of income’,” he said.
“It came from an actual experience. A lot of relationships in our new generation is just really all about the gains, all they can get.
“The Chanel bags, the Gucci this, the Gucci that
“I was loved because of what I am, not who I am. Nobody likes to feel used in the end.”
When asked to define love, Rema said he couldn't, as it was a personal and unique experience for everyone, and he was still waiting to live his own version of it.
“That is the only question I just can’t answer. It is painful that I can’t really define love.
“You have to live your own version. I have not lived my version. I’m waiting for it though.”