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Divine Ikubor (born 1 May 2000) professionally known by his stage name Rema, is a Nigerian rapper, musician and performing artist. He rose to stardom with the release of the song “Dumebi”. In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.

Early Life:

Divine Ikubor was born into a Christian family in Benin City. He grew up singing and rapping while he was in secondary school. He attended his primary and secondary school education at Ighile Group of Schools, Edo State. He lost his father and elder brother but still takes good care of his mother.

Career

Rema catwalk for UK apparel Tokyo James at Lagos Fashion Week in 2019

He started his music career in churches .In 2018, Rema, posted a viral freestyle on Instagram to D’Prince’s track “Gucci Gang”. The post caught the attention of D’Prince who flew him to Lagos to offer a record deal to the young talent. Rema signed a record deal with D’Prince’s Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records owned by record producer Don Jazzy, in 2019. He went on to release his self-titled debut EP “Rema” in 2019, which peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria. On 21 May 2019, Jonzing World, and Mavins released the music video of “Dumebi”, a major breakout song from his self-titled EP, featuring a cameo appearance from Diana Eneje. The video was directed by Ademola Falomo and currently has 56 million views on YouTube.

In May 2021, Rema announced he will be calling his sound “Afrorave”, a subgenre of Afrobeats with influences of Arabian and Indian music which has led to him having one of the strongest fanbase in the country known as Ravers.

In September 2021, Rema was unveiled as a brand ambassador for the popular soft drink Pepsi alongside his label mate Ayra Starr.

In 7 September 2022, Rema received on stage an award during his London concert as his songs achieved 1 billon streamings worldwide

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