Rema is a vibrant Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter who has had an impressive career for the years. His biography is explored below.
Rema is a sensational Afrobeats superstar who has been in the music business for over a few years. In May 2023, he surprised his fans as he announced he will headline his first show at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena, London on the 14th of November, 2023.
The Nigerian music superstar who clocked 23 on May 1st, took to announcing this via his Twitter page.
The Calm Down crooner is certainly not calming down. Recently, he announced a Rema Calm Down India Tour where he enjoys a colossal fanbase. The tour will have him headline and perform in multiple cities between May 12 and 14.
In a recent interview with i-D Magazine, he talked about changing the world’s perspective of African music, “I see myself as the bridge to take African music to the whole world. I changed the sound. I changed the perspective. The template is mine.”
Before 2018, no one knew much about the star, but since his hit song Dumebi, he has become a household name. The young singer has received and won several nominations alongside big stars like Wizkid.
There is more untold information about the singer, hence, TheDistin has gathered 10 interesting things about the singer, including but not limited to his career, family, personal, and finances. Rema’s biography tells the story of a promising young artist with a bright future. Read on for everything you need to know about the ‘Calm Down’ hitmaker.
|Jonzing World, Mavin Records
|Singer, rapper, songwriter, brand ambassador
|Full Real Name:
|Date of birth:
|1 May 2000
|23 years old (as of 2023)
|Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
|Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
|in feet 5’9″
in centimetres 155
|in pounds 141
in kilograms 64
|Mrs Ikubor (mother)
Justice Ikubor (father)
|Ighile group of schools
University of Lagos, Nigeria
|Social Media Accounts:
Who is Rema?
Rema is a Nigerian rapper, singer, performer, and brand ambassador. Rema’s real name is Divine Ikubor. He rose to stardom after releasing the song Dumebi after being signed to the Jonzing World recording label, a Mavin Records subsidiary, in 2019. He has released two albums, Rave & Roses (2022) and Rema Compilation (2020).
Rema has one of Nigeria’s most substantial fan bases, known as Ravers. This emanates from his music style Afrorave, a genre of Afro beats with Arabian and Indian music influences. He has gained a considerable following on Instagram, with over 4 million followers on Twitter and Instagram. Together with his label mate Ayra Starr, he was a brand ambassador for Pepsi in September 2021.
Since 2019 when he gained fame, he has amassed a huge following on social media. On Instagram, he has accumulated over 5 million followers, on Twitter, he has over 4 million followers, and on Facebook, he has over 400K followers.
Where is Rema from?
The Nigerian rapper was born in Benin City, Edo State. This makes his tribe an Edo. His nationality is Nigerian and has African as his ethnicity. Rema currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
How old is Rema?
Born Divine Ikubor but known professionally as Rema is 22 years old as of 2023. He was born on 1 May 2000. He celebrated his birthday every year on May 1st. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
Where does Rema attend school?
The famous singer attended the Ighile group of schools in Edo state, where he completed his primary and secondary education. While at school, he was always singing and rapping.
In January 2022, he gained admission into the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He did this to fulfill his mother’s wish to get a degree.
Who are Rema’s parents?
Rema’s parents are Justice Ikubor and Mrs Ikubor. Unfortunately, his father is late but his mother is still alive. Does Rema have siblings? He has three siblings, two sisters, and his late brother. His father passed away in 2008, and his elder brother died seven years later.
Life was hard after his father died, and the family moved to Ghana for a year. Being the only boy, he had to feed his family. Rema’s mother received a 2020 Lexus RX 350 from the singer when he returned from Ghana in 2017.
How tall is Rema?
Rema has a nice physique and has not reported any adverse health conditions since he gained fame. He stands at 5 feet 9 inches or 155 centimetres tall. His weight is 141 pounds or 64 kilograms. His hair color is black and he has black eye color.
How did Rema meet Don Jazzy?
What is Rema’s record label? The singer has been signed to Jonzing World, a Mavin Records subsidiary owned by record producer Don Jazzy, since 2019.
Before he was discovered by Don Jazzy, he started his music career in churches with Alpha P. 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.
What does Rema’s career look like?
Divine Ikubor is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, stage performer, and brand ambassador. He started using his vocal abilities when he was in school.
In 2018, he posted a freestyle video to D’Prince’s track Gucci Gang which caught D’Prince’s attention. He signed him to his Jonzing World record label, a subsidiary of Mavin Records, in 2019. The artist’s smash hit song Iron Man was included in Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist. He collaborated with Selena Gomez to produce a remix for his song Calm Down in 2022.
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 60 million views on YouTube. Later that summer, In 2019, one of his other most popular songs from the EP gained more popularity when it was placed on the former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama’s summer playlist.
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 fanbases in the country known as Ravers.
On 7 November 2022, Rema received an award on stage during his London concert as his songs achieved 1 billion streams worldwide.
He’s soon joining the likes of Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid to have performed at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena, London on the 14th of November, 2023. This will be a big blow and will be added to his resume.
Besides music, the young star is also a brand ambassador who has worked with brands like Pepsi and BMW. He received a BMW beamer from the BMW Club of Nigeria for featuring the brand in his hit single, Beamer (Bad Boys).
The artist has won and received nominations from different award categories. On 19 October 2019, He beat the likes of Zlatan, Fireboy DML, and Joeboy to win the Next Rated Award. He was nominated for BET’s Best International Act with Burna Boy and Wizkid. Other nominations the artist has received include The Headies and Soundcity awards.
Below is a list of his songs:
- Calm Down
- Ginger me
- Dirty Woman
- Are You There
- Tune N Affection
- Peace Of Mind
- Iron Man
- Too Correct
- Bad Commando
What is Rema’s net worth?
Rema is one of the most successful young singers from Africa. Not only are his songs hit, but he is also regarded as one of the richest and highest-paid musicians.
How rich is Rema? ‘Calm Down’ hitmaker, Rema has an estimated current net worth of $1.2 million. He makes his money from his music and as a brand ambassador.
How many cars does Rema have? Rema owns a BMW Beamer M4 which he received from the BMW Club of Nigeria when they decided to appreciate Rema for promoting their brand in his song. The club members offered him an honorary membership and a BMW M4 for his single hit, “Beamer”. Rema won the GAC SUV, after winning the next-rated award in October 2019. He was lucky enough to receive this car as an award from the organizers of the next-rated awards. At 17 years old, Rema went viral after buying the 2010 Lexus 350 Jeep for his mother.
Does Rema have a house? Ever since Rema came into the limelight, he has not shown any of his landed properties to his fan base. Rema’s net worth can literally afford a comfortable house in any part of Lagos, but he just preferred to keep it personal. Basically, Rema was born and raised in Benin City where his parents live. However, the talented young artist relocated to Lagos in pursuit of his music career.
Who is Rema’s girlfriend?
The rapper does not have a girlfriend. According to him, he doesn’t want to play with other people’s emotions, especially ladies. Who is Rema’s wife? He is not married, and he is currently not dating anyone.