Rema Biography | career | Lifestyle | songs and Net worth

Rema is a Nigerian-born singer, Rapper, songwriter, and brand ambassador. He started getting much-needed recognition after releasing the hit song “Dumebi” under the Jonzing World Record label an affiliate of Mavin Record owned by Award-winning and Globally recognized record producer Don Jazzy.

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Rema has one of the strongest fan bases in Nigeria known as Ravers which is influenced by his sound.  Rema’s musical style is known as “Afrorave” which is Afrobeats fused with Arabian and Indian Music.

Rema Bio Data in Full Details

  • Real name: Divine Ikubor
  • Nickname: Rema
  • Date of Birth: May 1, 2000.
  • Place of Birth: Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
  • State of Origin: Edo state
  • Current Residence: Lagos state, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Gender: Male
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Record Label: Jonzing World Record
  • Occupation: Rapper, Singer and Songwriter
  • Net worth: $1 Million.

Rema Early Life, Family, and Education.

Rema whose real name is Divine Ikubor was born May 1, 2000, in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria. He grew up in a Christian household. Rema‘s parents are the Late Justice Ikubor and Mrs.Ikubor.

His father, Justice Ikubor was a former chieftain of the People’s democratic party (PDP) and a respected figure in Benin City. He passed away in 2008 and Rema had to grow under the care of his mother.

Rema has three siblings; two sisters and one late brother. His Elder brother passed away in 2015 leaving him as the only male child in the family.

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He received his Primary and secondary education at Ighile Group of Schools in Edo state Before he gained admission to study creative arts at the University of Lagos in 2022. He left UNILAG in 2023 due to the academic strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). For now, the highly-rated Nigerian singer hasn’t said anything about completing his education.

Despite beginning in a highly spiritual family in Benin City, Edo state. Rema grew up singing in schools and church and rapping whenever he was among his peers.

At the age of 17, He traveled to Ghana to work on a beach and bought his mom a car.

Rema Musical Career

Despite having a musical background and passion for music, Rema caught of D’Prince, a member of Mavins Record and talent manager and brother to Don Jazzy when he uploaded a viral freestyle to D’Prince’s popular song “Gucci Gang”. D’Prince flew him to Lagos and offered a record deal.

Rema signed a contract with D’prince Jonzing World an affiliate of Mavin Records. Under Jonzing World Rema released his self-titled EP “Rema” which ranked number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria.

Globally recognized has enjoyed massive success as a singer; he became the first Nigerian Singer to perform at the 2023 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award ceremony which was held in Paris, France. His song “Iron Man” appeared on the former president of the United States of America, Barrack Obama’s Summer playlist.

Rema songs were included in the FIFA 21 video game soundtracks and have topped several music charts such as “US Billboard Afrobeats Chart”, “Billboard Hot 100”, and “Billboard Global Exclusive U.S. Chart”.

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Rema is also a brand ambassador as he was unveiled as a brand ambassador for Pepsi alongside Ayra Starr his label mate.

Rema Collaborations

Rema has collaborated with several singers and musicians like; 6lack, Chris Brown, AJ Tracey, Yseult, Crayon, Selena Gomez,Feid, Victony, Tempoe, Don Toliver, Stany, Offset, Music WA, Mani Lapussh, AJ Tracey, The Martinez Brothers, Gordo, Bad Gyal, Rvssian, Becky G and Ice spice

Rema Songs and Albums

Rema has released several singles and albums it which are listed below;

  • Rave & Roses
  • Rema Compilation
  • Rema
  • Freestyle EP
  • Bad Commando
  • Ravage
  • Rema Singles
  • Bubalu
  • Charm
  • Soweto
  • Only you
  • Breathe Anthem
  • FYN
  • Rizzla
  • Calm down
  • 44
  • Soundgasm
  • Bounce
  • Peace of mind
  • Woman
  • Alien
  • Ginger me
  • Fame
  • Rainbow
  • Beamer
  • Dumebi Remix
  • Spaceship Jocelyn
  • Rewind
  • Lady
  • Bad commando
  • Trap out the Submarine
  • Spiderman
  • American Love
  • Boulevard
  • Corny
  • Why
  • Dumebi

Rema Awards

Rema has been a recipient of several awards and we will list some of the awards he has won;

  • The Headies Next Rated Award (2019)
  • City People Music Awards Revelation of the Year (2019)
  • The Future Awards Africa Music Award (2020)
  •  Soundcity MVP Awards Digital Artist of the Year (2022)
  • Soundcity MVP Awards Best Male Artist (2022)
  • Soundcity MVP Awards African Artist of the Year (2022)
  • Soundcity MVP Awards digital artist of the year (2022)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Best Afrobeats (2023)
  • AFRIMMA Crossing Boundaries with Music Award (2023)
  • AFRIMMA Artist of the Year (2023)
  • Trace Awards Song of the Year (2023)
  • Trace Awards Best Global African Artist (2023)

Rema Controversy

Rema’s latest sold-out show at the O2 Arena ignited a debate about his artistic performances’ usage of demonic images. Some concertgoers have expressed dissatisfaction with Rema’s attire and stage accessories, which they believe have Satanic overtones.

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Rema entered the stage riding a horse while wearing a black robe and a red mask. He later made a second appearance, this time riding a Bat with crimson eyes. Because of these selections, as well as the overall style of the concert stage, some have concluded that Rema’s art promotes Satanism.

Although Rema has dismissed such rumors, his concert performance reignited the claims. Rema noted in a statement uploaded to his social media account that his choice of imagery was inspired by Edo culture.

Years ago during the Big Brother Naija Lockdown final show, there were serious allegations that Davido slapped Rema backstage after he denied Laycon and a few housemates from taking selfies with him.

Rema has now denied any bad blood between himself and Davido.

Rema Relationship and Selena Gomez

There have been speculations Nigerian singer dating Globally recognized singer Selena Gomez. Rema weighed in and explained their relationship was simply platonic.

Rema Net Worth

The Young singer’s Net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

Rema’s Social Media Handle

You can connect with Rema through

Instagram: @heisrema

Twitter: @heisrema


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