Rema Biography: Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper. He was born on May 1, 2000, in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, which makes him 22 years old as of 2022. Rema was born into a Christian family and is the second child of his parents.
Rema’s mother is Mrs. Ikubor. Not much is known about her. In 2017, when Rema got home from Ghana, he bought his mother a 2020 Lexus RX 350.
Justice Ikubor is Rema’s father. A night after checking in with a woman in a hotel, he allegedly died. In a tweet on September 28, 2020, Rema leveled criticism at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the passing of his father, Justice Ikubor, a former party leader.
Rema’s family and losing his dad
Before his rise to prominence, Rema had lost his dad and elder brother.
At 17, Rema came back from Ghana and bought a 2010 Lexus RX 350 for his mom. Rema revealed that he worked at a beach to earn a living while in Ghana.
Rema had the following to say about his dad and brother’s death:
“At some point, things got hard, and I had to get brave…. I had to work hard because I lost my brother and my dad… I had to work hard.”
Rema attacked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over his father’s demise, Justice Ikubor. The music star made this known and posted the tweet below on Monday, September 28, 2020.
Rema started his music career in 2018 after being discovered by D’Prince, a Nigerian musician, and signed to Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. He gained prominence with his hit single “Iron Man” and has since released several successful tracks including “Dumebi,” “Lady,” “Bad Commando,” and “Beamer.”
Rema’s record label is Jonzing World, which is owned by D’Prince and affiliated with Mavin Records. He has also been associated with the American record label, Columbia Records, which he signed a distribution deal with in 2019.
Regarding his personal life, Rema has kept his dating life private and has not disclosed any information about his girlfriend. However, he has shared photos of his family on social media, including his brother, sister, and mother.
Rema has a sizable collection of vehicles. He received a BMW beamer from the BMW Club of Nigeria in exchange for using his well-known song “Beamer (Bad Boys)” to promote the BMW brand.
Rema owns a GAC SUV as well, which he was awarded the spacious SUV after winning the 2019 Headies’ second-place prize. The GAC SUV’s 5.7-liter V8 engine provides better acceleration. The acceleration has given the GAC SUV additional power.
Rema has won and received nominations from different award categories.
On 19 October 2019, Rema won the Next Rated Award. Rema won the award ahead of other nominees like Zlatan, Fireboy DML, Joeboy, etc.
Rema has received nominations from The Headies, BET, and Soundcity awards.
Rema was nominated for BET’s Best international act with Burna Boy and Wizkid as contenders.
Rema’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, primarily from his music career, performances, and endorsement deals. He has collaborated with several brands, including Pepsi and Samsung, and has won several awards, including the Headies Award for Next Rated in 2019.