He also recounted the collaborative process behind their song 'Shina Peters' from Reminisce’s recently released ‘ATSG’ album.
Tragically, Mohbad passed away under mysterious circumstances on September 12, 2023.
In a recent interview on the Zero Conditions podcast, Reminisce gave insights into his relationship with Olamide and the events leading to the collaboration with Mohbad.
According to Reminisce, he and Olamide have a tradition of spending a week together twice a year to create music, enjoy drinks, and focus on their creative projects.
During one of these gatherings, Olamide expressed his admiration for ‘Shina Peters’ and recommended Mohbad to Reminisce.
However, Reminisce initially hesitated because he had limited connections with emerging artists from what he referred to as the ‘fourth generation’.
He clarified that apart from knowing Naira Marley, he had few connections in this regard.
Reminisce continued the story, explaining that around 1 a.m., Olamide brought Mohbad to their meeting place.
Mohbad expressed his interest in having Reminisce featured on his EP, but Olamide told him that that wouldn’t happen.
However, Olamide advised Mohbad to collaborate with Reminisce, even if it was not for an EP, and he sent the song for the collaboration.
“We were just listening to our albums. He heard Shina Peters so he said he likes the vibe. I told him it’s not a single. He said ‘Aga, this boy is dope, Mohbad’
“I told him I’m not cool with these fourth-generation kids. I know Naira Marley well but from Naira down, I don’t really have a connection with them.
“All of a sudden around 1 am, Baddo brought Mohbad. Mohbad (may his soul rest in perfect peace) said he wouldn’t mind if I was in his EP.
“Baddo told him not to say anything as I won’t be in his EP but he should do something for me. Baddo sent him the song. I didn’t even say anything,” Reminisce said.
Reminisce admitted that he initially disliked Mohbad’s verse on the song. However, Olamide insisted that he allow Mohbad to change the verse, which Mohbad did.
Nevertheless, Reminisce acknowledged that anyone who makes music with him should understand that he values authenticity and would not compromise his creative preferences.
Eventually, the phrase ‘koko po ninu sprite’ (from the song) became a TikTok trend, further showcasing the song’s impact.
“He sent the verse, I didn’t like it. So I yanked it off. Baddo called me saying Mohbad has sent it, did I like it? I told him I’d removed his verse.
“Baddo insisted that Mohbad was good. I said yes but I didn’t like what he did. Anybody who makes music with me understands me. If I don’t like music, I don’t like it and there is nothing you will do about it. No matter how big you are.
“He said he would tell him. And he told him. That was what brought ‘koko po ninu sprite’ which became the TikTok trend.”
Reminisce praised Olamide for being closely involved throughout the process and emphasised the importance of not jumping to conclusions without understanding the full story.
He highlighted that people who do not have insights into the private lives of celebrities are often quick to criticise based on limited information.
Recall that Olamide was one of the first celebrities that confirmed the news of Mohbad’s passing with a simple tweet that read; “Damn! Mohbad” with a heartbreak emoji.
However many had accused music heavyweights of not throwing their weights behind Mohbad before his death and being silent after he eventually passed.
“Baddo was involved the whole time. Baddo put that boy on the song,” Reminisce said.
“That’s why when a lot of people are saying shit on the internet, you just sit down and look at life.
“You people don’t even know this kid; you don’t know people that were riding for him. You don’t know what’s going on. You just wake up in the morning and start chatting shit. Baddo literally forced the kid on the song.”
“Maybe because people don’t like coming on the internet to chase clout. This is a 26-year-old kid, I’m 42. How do you chase clout with that? Come on.
“I couldn’t even say shit. I just moved the album back. I couldn’t say shit.”
The rapper also mentioned that he had informed Olamide of Mohbad’s passing, and they both experienced the loss deeply.
In response to critics online, Reminisce stated that chasing clout was not a priority, and he didn’t share the details of the situation earlier because it wasn’t appropriate.
He concluded by expressing his love and admiration for the late Mohbad, highlighting the importance of understanding the complexities of situations before making judgments.
“In fact, Baddo didn’t know. I was the one who told Baddo. Baddo had just posted something on Twitter and I said ‘Yo, I heard stuff. Just pause till I confirm’. When I confirmed, I told him.
“The following day, we were together all through the night. We just sat down. It was a sad moment for everyone. He (Mohbad) was a child. That is not something you come out and chase clout with.
“A lot of people don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes. They just wake up in the morning wanting you to be some part of some agenda. It’s crazy. I loved the kid.”