Rema Biography, Career, Age and Net Worth in 2022
Divine Ikubor, a Nigerian singer and songwriter who was born on May 1, 2000, is one of the artists who is seen to be helping to shape the direction of Afrobeats. Rema is the stage name of the musician and pioneer of the Afrorave subgenre.
He was signed to Jonzing World, a division of Mavin Records, after being found by A&R and talent manager D’Prince. After releasing his self-titled first album, Rema, which included well-known singles like Dumebi and Iron Man, Rema became well-known in the industry.
The latter song was included to former US President Barack Obama’s summer playlist. He won the coveted Next Rated Artist award at The Headies in 2019.
- Full Name: Divine Ikubor
- Stage Name: Rema
- Born: 1 May 2000 (age 22 years old)
- Place of Birth: Benin, Edo, Nigeria
- State Of Origin: Edo State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Parents: Justice Ikubor
- Children: N/A
- Height: 1.55 m
- Siblings: N/A
- Girlfriend/Wife: Nimiie (rum.), Diana Eneje (rum.)
- Occupation: Singer & Songwriter
- Net Worth: $3 million
Rema, who was raised in a Christian household in Benin, Edo State, and was born in the year 2000, shot to fame with the smash hit “Dumebi” released by Jonzing World, owned by D’Prince, a label under Mavin Records that consistently ranks at the top of the charts in most African nations.
Rema had a passion for music ever since he was a teenager and realized how talented he was. As a high school student, he dazzled his classmates and the entire school with his singing and rapping skills.
He received his secondary school education at Ighile Group Of Schools in Edo State.
Rema was born on May 1, 2000, and at the time of writing, he is 22 years old. He will be 23 years old on May 1, 2023.
Rema was born on May 1, 2000, on Worker’s Day. His parents named him Divine Ikubor. He is the family’s firstborn and first male kid.
Rema is Justice Ikubor’s son. His father, Justice Ikubor, was allegedly assassinated in a hotel room by political opponents.
He was born and raised in the South-South region of Benin City. He is an Edo State native. Despite growing up in a multi-cultural neighborhood, his parents nurtured him in the Christian faith. This meant that he spent his Sundays worshiping God at his local church.
He began performing music at a young age while attending school in Edo State, Nigeria.
While residing in Benin City, Rema received his basic and secondary education at prestigious privately run schools. He received a Senior Secondary School Certificate from the Ighile Group of Schools in Edo State (SSCE).
He was granted admission to the esteemed University of Lagos, where he will study creative arts in 2021.
Rema started his career as a musician while still a high school student. He and Alpha P formed a band together that they called RnA—a clever combination of the first letters of their musical names. Rema and Alpha P’s group, RnA, went on to win the second season of Pikolo’s Dream Alive Talent Show and sign a contract with Peak Entertainment.
Under the Peak Entertainment label, they recorded a song named “Mercy” that was recorded at Dream Alive Studio in Benin, Edo State. A Whyte House Pictures-produced music video for the song “Mercy” was released after it. Rema and Alpha P thus played at the Glo Slide and Bounce Concert even though they were still a joint ensemble, increasing their exposure.
Rema did not pursue tertiary degree immediately after graduating from the Ighile group of schools in Benin. He improved as a musician and refined his sound while waiting for luck to shine on him.
His desires were ultimately answered in 2018, after he posted a freestyle video of D’Prince’s song Gucci Gang on Instagram. When the video became viral on the social media platform, D’Prince was blown away by Rema’s talent.
D’Prince, who is both an A&R and a talent manager, then contacted Rema and began nurturing the young performer. In 2019, he signed Rema to Mavin Records’ subsidiary Jonzing World.
He agreed to the favorable terms and signed the necessary documents. Jonzing World/Mavin Records distributed Rema’s debut single, “Dumebi,” which was favorably appreciated both domestically and internationally. The song “Dumebi” received a lot of airplay and peaked in the charts on several digital platforms. Rema released an EP titled “Iron Man” in 2019 that debuted at number one on the Apple Music Chart Nigeria and also topped several African charts as “Dumebi” was succeeding in the charts.
Barrack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist included the songs Iron Man by Rema and Burna Boy.
Rema didn’t let the buzz surrounding his debut EP die before releasing his sophomore project, Bad Commando, in 2019. Bad Commando, Rewind, Boulevard, American Love, and Spiderman are among the songs on the EP. This second endeavor helped Rema’s fame rise, gaining him new followers both nationally and internationally.
His performance as a great songwriter and performer was recognized at the 2019 The Headies, where he won the Next Rated Artist award over rivals Fireboy DML and Joeboy.
With songs like Beamer (Bad Boys), Woman, Rainbow, Fame, Ginger Me, Peace Of Mind, and Alien, he dominated the market in 2020. He was nominated for Best Viewers Choice: International Act at the 2020 BET Awards, which was not a surprise to music lovers. He was the third Nigerian in the category after Wizkid and Burna Boy.
Rema enjoyed a prosperous year in 2021, recording a number of hit songs, working with other musicians, traveling the country, and finishing his debut album. He released popular songs like 44, Bounce, and Soundgasm in 2021.
Rema’s Wife and Children
Rema is not married and has no children at the time.
Source of Income
Rema earns a living as a musician and songwriter through his music and live performances.
The estimated net worth of Rema is $3 million.
Rema Social Media Handles
Boomplay: Rema Boomplay Page
Audiomack: Rema Audiomack Page
Spotify: Rema Spotify Page
Apple Music: Rema Apple Music Page
Website: Rema Music
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