Rema (musician)

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Background information
Birth nameDivine Ikubor
Born (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 24)
Benin City, Benin, Nigeria
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present

Divine Ikubor (born 1 May 2000), better known as Rema, is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter.

Early life[change | change source]

Rema was born in Benin City, Nigeria, in 2000.[1][2]

Career[change | change source]

He started making music at a young age. He began releasing music online when he was just 18 years old. His first song, "Iron Man", was release in 2020. Rema got global recognition In 2022 when make a remix of his song "Calm Down" which make him to the billboard 100 and earned him a billion streams on Spotify.[3][4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tv, Bn (2023-04-26). "Rema Talks About Benin City, Music & How He's Coming to Terms with His New Reality in New Interview with i-D | Watch". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2023-10-02.
  2. Adebayo, Segun (2023-01-15). "I feel blessed being the biggest artiste to come out of Benin —Rema". Tribune Online. Retrieved 2023-10-02.
  3. Marv, Tomide (2023-10-01). "How Rema and Selena Gomez Bagged A Billion Streams". Zikoko!. Retrieved 2023-10-02.
  4. Apanpa, Olaniyi (2023-08-29). "Rema's 'Calm Down' becomes first song to chart on US Billboard for one year". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2023-10-02.
  5. Itodo, Sunny Green (2023-05-09). "Rema makes history on US Billboard Hot 100, Canadian Billboard charts". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-10-02.
  6. Alake, Motolani (2019-12-30). "Burna Boy's 'Anybody' and Rema 'Iron Man' are two of Barack Obama's 36 favourite songs of 2019". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-10-02.