by Kennedy Deedz

Who is Rema

Rema, born Divine Ikubor, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rising star in the Afrobeats genre. At a young age, Rema has already made a significant impact on the music industry and has become a prominent figure in the Afrobeats scene.

Rema burst onto the music scene in 2019 with his hit singles “Dumebi”, “Iron Man,” which quickly gained widespread attention and acclaim. His unique sound combines elements of Afrobeats, trap, and pop, resulting in a fresh and innovative musical style that resonates with a wide audience. His melodic voice, catchy hooks, and relatable lyrics have earned him a dedicated fan base both in Nigeria and internationally.

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One of Rema’s most notable contributions to Afrobeats is his ability to bridge the gap between traditional Nigerian sounds and contemporary influences, appealing to a global audience. He effortlessly infuses Afrobeat rhythms with modern production techniques, creating a sound that is both recognizable and distinct. His music often carries messages of love, hustle, and youthful exuberance, connecting with listeners on a deeper level.

Rema’s influence extends beyond his music. As a young artist, he represents the vibrant and dynamic spirit of Nigerian youth culture. He embraces his identity and celebrates Nigerian heritage, showcasing the diversity and richness of the country’s music scene. Rema’s fashion choices, music videos, and social media presence all contribute to his overall image as a trendsetter and style icon, inspiring many young fans.

Moreover, Rema’s success has opened doors for other emerging talents in Afrobeats, highlighting the global potential of Nigerian and African music. As an ambassador for the genre, he has paved the way for a new wave of artists to gain recognition and global acclaim.


Early Success: At just 18 years old, Rema was signed to Mavin Records – one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria.

  • Chart-Topping Tracks: Rema has several hit songs, including ‘Dumebi,’ which has been streamed over 50 million times on Spotify and other streaming platforms.
  • Awards and Recognition: In 2019, Rema won the Next Rated award at the Headies – Nigeria’s biggest music awards. This cemented his status as one of the fastest-rising stars in African music.
  • International Collaboration: Rema has also collaborated with international artists such as Conor Maynard, Becky G, and Matoma.
  • Debut Album – Released In 2022, Raves and Roses cemented his Art in Afrobeat’s as new leader amongst his pairs.
  • Selena Gomez- Her remix on Calmdown earned him his first ever 1billion stream on Spotify.

In conclusion, Rema’s influence in Afrobeats is undeniable. With his distinctive sound, captivating performances, and boundary-pushing creativity, he has captivated listeners around the world and played a significant role in expanding the reach and impact of Afrobeats on the global stage. As he continues to evolve as an artist, Rema’s influence is set to grow even further, leaving a lasting impact on the genre and the music industry as a whole.


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