Rema (musician)

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Rema
ikubor
Birth nameDivine Ikubor
OriginBenin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Piano
Years active2019 – present
Labels
Associated acts

Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper. In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records[1]. He rose to prominence with the release of the song "Iron Man", which appeared on Barack Obama's 2019 summer Playlist[2].

Early life and career[edit]

The singer was born into a Christian family in Benin City, Edo State.[3] Rema grew up singing and rapping while in secondary school. He attained his primary and secondary school education in Edo State.[citation needed]

Rema signed a record deal with D'Prince's[4] Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records in 2019.[5] He released his eponymous debut EP Rema in 2019. It peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria.[6][7]

Awards[edit]

On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer's Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies. On 12 January 2020 he received the Souncity mvp for best new artist. [8]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Rema (2019)
  • Rema Freestyle (2019)
  • Bad Commando[9] (2019)

Singles[edit]

  • "Iron Man" (2019)
  • "Why" (2019)
  • "Dumebi" (2019)
  • "Corny" (2019)
  • "Boulevard" (2019)
  • "American Love" (2019)
  • "Spiderman" (2019)
  • "Trap Out The Submarine" (2019)
  • "Bad Commando" (2019)
  • "Lady" (2019)
  • "Rewind" (2019)
  • "Spaceship Jocelyn" (2019)
  • "Dumebi Remix" (ft Becky G) (2020)[10]
  • "Beamer (Bad Boys)" (2020)
  • "Rainbow" (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Augoye, Jayne (22 March 2019). "Don Jazzy signs new artiste to Mavin Global".
  2. ^ Published. "Nigerian singer Rema makes Obamas' summer playlist". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  3. ^ Storm, Camille (24 September 2019). "Rema is Nigerian pop's golden child". The FADAR.
  4. ^ Akindare, Okunola (21 January 2020). "How D'Prince gave Mavin Records a new lease of life". NET.
  5. ^ Clifford, Igbo. "Rema Biography, Age 18, Family, Early Life, Education, Music, Albums, Net Worth And More". Information Guide Africa.
  6. ^ "Rema - EP by Rema" – via music.apple.com.
  7. ^ "Top 100: Nigeria". Apple Music.
  8. ^ Gbenga Bad-a (October 20, 2019). "Headies 2019: Here are all the winners at the 13th edition of music award". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  9. ^ ROSS, ALEX ROBERT (4 October 2019). "Listen to Rema's new four-track EP, Bad Commando". thefadar.com. The Fadar. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Rema - Dumebi (Remix) ft. Becky G". Notjustok. 2020-02-14. Retrieved 2020-03-03.