Rema made a fascinating entry into the Nigerian music scene last year; leaving many in wonder and amazement. It’s a fact that not many artists have made his kind of instant impression on millions with his exceptional take on Afrobeat. Today we want to reveal some facts you didn’t know about the Mavin Records’ newest signee.
You’ll be surprised to know that Rema recently made history as the first Nigerian artist to debut five top songs on Apple Music. But do you also know that he has been in the game since he was 14?
Rema was born in 2000 as Divine Ikubor, the young sensational singer started out from his secondary school and church. Rema already had his own live band during his high school days, with two of his friends. The band lasted for a while before interest split the team.
Unlike many artists that started from rose beds, Rema had a rough start in life, having lost his dad and older brother at 15. But this failed to quench his love for music and the hunger to achieve something greater that helped him persevere through the ups and downs. The self-styled ‘baby dragon,’ is on to big things and we are here for this journey.
The Bad Commando crooner, has taken the Nigerian music scene by storm and building a very strong fan base. Rema earned himself a special spot after his first release, the eponymous Rema EP, which has hit songs like “Dumebi,” “Corny,” and “Iron Man.”
We can’t forget in hurry, how excited everyone was, when former U.S President Barack Obama revealed that ‘Iron Man‘ was part of his 2019 Summer playlist — even Don Jazzy couldn’t keep calm.
The 20-year-old budding star from Benin city, Nigeria reveals that the pure emotion he displays in his songwriting, is the result of “passion, love and heartbreak.” He was already a songwriter for Mavin Records before being signed as an artiste.
Rema also claimed In a recent interview that his inspiration is spiritual, from God and led by the prophecy he’s called to fulfill. He has this to say about his EP:
“These songs were recorded at different times beginning from 2018. Every song has its purpose, combined it creates a force the universe will reckon with. But in every creation I tend to create sounds that are beyond the regular, taking the youths to a new level. Showing them a fresh vision, showing them a new world, ”he added.
Ace producer, Michael Collins Ajireh also known as Don Jazzy, has received several accolades from discovering Rema and we hope to see grow bigger into a brand that Nigeria and Africa would be proud of.