Divine Ikubor, widely regarded by his stage name, Rema, is one of the fast rising entertainers in Nigeria. He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, stage performer, and recording artiste who is currently signed to Jonzing World Records, a subsidiary of Mavin Records, a top music label owned by Don Jazzy.
Born on May 1, 2000 in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, he gained wide media attention when in 2019, he released the song, Iron Man, which featured on former United States President, Barack Obama’s summer playlist for the year. Rema is a Christian and grew up in Edo State where he completed his primary and secondary education before facing music full time.
While growing up and attending secondary school in Benin City, Rema was known to have developed his singing and rapping skills at that tender stage of his life. As a matter of fact, his music career took off in 2015, when he was just 15 years old. He continued on this path and even created his own live band until he was discovered by D’Prince, the younger brother of Don Jazzy, and current Chief Executive Officer of Jonzing World Records.
Rema is also associated with Mavin Records and was unveiled as a new addition to the Supreme Mavin Dynasty on March 22, 2019. Two of his songs, “Iron Man” and Dumebi are some of the most loved and most played songs of 2019 in Nigeria.
He is one of the youngest Nigerian music stars in the industry whose songs have made it to the number one spot on most music billboard charts in the country. He is the first Nigerian music artiste to debut five top songs on Apple Music and all five songs are Boulevard, American Love, Spiderman, Trap Out, The Submarine and “Dumebi”. His eponymous debut EP, Rema, in 2019 peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria.
Don Jazzy has said of Rema’s unique gift that he is a formidable young artiste who with his skill and versatility, has a unique standing in the future of Afro beats, this was done when Mavin Records launched their first imprint deal with Jonzing World Records, in order to support artistes in Africa grow both locally and internationally.
REMA NET WORTH
Rema is currently worth an estimated $50,000, with music being his primary source of wealth. It is expected that as he grows musically and begins to amass endorsement deals and goes for shows, his worth will rise significantly.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice and Song of the Year for Dumebi at the 13th edition of The Headies held at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island in Lagos State.
Other awards and nominations include:
- 2020: Soundcity MVP Awards – Song of the Year (“Dumebi” Nominated)
- 2020: Soundcity MVP Awards – Listener’s Choice (“Dumebi” Nominated)
- 2020: Soundcity MVP Awards – Best New MVP (Himself Won)
REMA EXTENDED PLAYS (EPs)
Rema’s EPs are a compilation of his songs that have not met the required number to be call ed an album. Below are his EPs:
- Rema (2019)
- Rema Freestyle (2019)
- Bad Commando (2019)
Rema’s songs include the following:
- Iron Man (2019)
- Bad Commando (2019)
- Dumebi (2019)
- Corny (2019)
- Call Me Rema (2019)
- American Love (2019)
- Boulevard (2019)
- Lady (2019)
- This Fame (2019)
- Rewind” (2019)
- Spaceship Jocelyn (2019)
- Trap out the submarine (2019)
- Spiderman (2019)
- Why (2019).