Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper, Rema is best known internationally for his 2022 hit single “Calm Down”, the remix of which, with Selena Gomez, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100,
Where did Rema come from?
Nigerian, Rema received an award on stage during his London concert as his songs achieved 1 billion streams worldwide. Divine Ikubor grew up in Benin City, Edo State. 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 was nominated for the awards alongside Burna Boy and Wizkid, they were the only Nigerian artists nominated for the awards edition of 2020. Rema’s track Woman reached number fifteen on World Digital Song Sales.
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.