Who is Rema?
Rema is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and stage performer. He is currently signed to Jonzing World records, a subsidiary of Mavins Records. Rema is well known for his hit songs like “Dumebi”, “Iron man”, “Corny”, “Ginger Me” and many others. He is often referred to as “Remmy Boy” and “Rave Lorde” by some of his fans.
Early life and childhood
Rema’s real name is Divine Ikubor. He was born on May 1, 2000, in Benin City, Edo State, in the South-Southern part of Nigeria. He is 22 years old as of July 2022. He was born into a Christain family. Rema is the last of four children (two boys and two girls) born to his parents Justice Ikubor (father) and Mrs Ikubor (mother).
Rema’s father was a high-ranking member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State and the former general manager of the state-owned Ethiope Publishing Company, while his mother is a businesswoman who prefers to stay away from the media. Unfortunately, Rema’s father passed away in 2008. His elder brother later also passed away in 2015.
After losing his father and elder brother, things were difficult for the Ikubor family. According to Rema, he was the only male in the family so he had to man up and take care of his mother and sisters. He had to go to Ghana, did menial jobs as well as worked on a beach to cater to his family.
Rema had his primary and secondary education at Ighile Group of Schools, Edo State. In January 2022, he took to Twitter to announce that he had gained admission into the University of Lagos to study Creative Arts. Rema said his decision to go to the university is to fulfil his mother’s desire for him to get a degree.
Rema’s wiki profile
|Full name||Divine Ikubor|
|Nicknames||Remmy Boy, Rave Lorde|
|Date of birth||May 1, 2000|
|Place of birth||Benin City, Edo State|
|Age||22 years old|
|Career||Singer, Songwriter, Stage performer|
|Record label||Jonzing World Records/ Mavins Records|
|Net worth||$1 million (est.)|
How Rema started his career
Rema has always had a passion for music right from when he was still a teenager. He first got into music in his home church – Christ of Mercy Church where he was appointed as a leader for a program called “Rap Nation”. Through the program, Rema taught kids how to rap for the congregation. While still in secondary school, Rema always performed for his classmates and was always the go-to person when it comes to performing at shows held in his secondary school. However, after graduating from secondary school, he didn’t further his education immediately, instead, he used the period to work on himself and be a better musician.
How Rema was discovered
In 2018, Rema posted a freestyle video of D’Prince’s song “Gucci Gang” on Instagram and the video went viral in split seconds which eventually caught the attention of D’Prince, the CEO of Jonzing World Records. D’Prince reached out to Rema and later signed him to his record label in 2019. Shortly after his signing, Rema released his debut project – a four-track EP titled “Rema”. The EP did well and topped several music charts in Nigeria. One of the tracks of the EP – “Dumebi” – achieved massive success, launching Rema into the spotlight.
That same year, Rema released another EP titled “Bad Commando” which featured tracks like “Bad commando”, “Rewind”, “Boulevard”, “American Love” and “Spider man”. Again, the songs were loved by Rema’s fans both locally and internationally.
Rema: Winning the Headies
Rema’s talent was recognized at the 2019 Headies Awards where he won the Next Rated Artist award, beating other nominees like Fireboy DML and Joeboy. Rema was also recognized by Barrack Obama for his song “Iron Man” which the former president included as part of his 2019 summer playlist.
In 2020, Rema made waves yet again in the industry following the release of his hit songs like “Beamer”, “Alien”, “Woman” and others. He subsequently bagged a nomination in the category of Best Viewers Choice: International Act at the 2020 BET Awards, alongside other big Nigerian stars like Wizkid and Burna Boy. Rema has once attributed the success of his music career to his mother whose words of encouragement have kept him going. He also revealed that it was what triggered him to buy her an SUV at the age of 17.
Meaning of Rema’s name
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, “Rema” stands for “Redeeming Everything Around Music”.
Rema’s marriage and wife
As of the time of publishing this article (July 2022), Rema is not married and does not have a wife. The 22-year-old young artist has revealed he is currently single and hoping to be in a relationship once he finds the right woman.
About Rema and Diana Eneje’s relationship
Diana Eneje is a Nigerian fashion model, vlogger, and brand influencer born on August 19, 2002, in Lagos, Nigeria. She is 19 years old as of July 2022. Diana played Rema’s love interest in the music video of his hit song “Dumebi”. After the video’s release, fans started speculating that something was going on between Rema and Diana Eneje.
They also featured in the “BeFreeToCreate” campaign for HP Pavilion laptop together. In an Instagram question and answer segment, Rema was asked by a fan if he had ever been in a relationship and he replied that he has, but he didn’t deserve her. It is not certain if it was Diana the artist was talking about or another girl.
About Rema and Nimiie’s rumoured relationship
Ifeoluwanimi Ogunjebe popularly known as Nimiie is a Nigerian brand influencer, actress, and model born on June 26 2001 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is 21 years old as of July 2022. In 2020, Rema took to his social media page to announce his plans of spending a day with a special fan who is in Lagos. He also noted that the condition to get chosen was to tag him on Instagram with a video vibing to one of his songs “Ginger Me”. Luckily, Nimiie won the challenge and went on a private date with Rema.
While on the date, the two posted pictures of themselves on a shopping spree as well as loved-up videos chilling on a yacht. All these and more made some of Rema’s fans believe they were dating. However, Nimiie later revealed she wasn’t Rema’s girlfriend and that many female fans came to her page to bully her claiming that Rema picked her over them because they were dating.
She went on to clear the air, stating that it was the first time she ever saw Rema and him picking her over other female fans wasn’t partial. She also stated that even with her newfound fame, she just wants to be herself.
About Rema and Tems relationship
Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer born on June 11, 1995. She is 27 years old as of July 2022. Rema caused a stir on Twitter in July 2022 after he made a statement about Tems. He talked about her beauty and even went on to use her picture as his display picture on Twitter. Fans weren’t having any of this as they made it clear that Tems is an aunty to him.
Rema’s net worth
According to reports, Rema currently has an estimated net worth of over $ 1 million. His source of income comes from his music and brand endorsements. Rema is often cited as one of the richest young musicians of his age in the Nigerian music industry at this time.
About Rema’s father’s death
Before his death, Rema’s father, Justice Ikubor was a high-ranking member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State and the former General Manager of the State-owned Ethiope Publishing Company. According to reports, he was found dead in a hotel room at Bins Hotel in Benin City in 2008. However, in 2020, Rema took to his Twitter page to call out PDP over what happened to his father.
PDP, y’all need to explain what happened to my father in that hotel room. Justice Ikubor’s son has risen.