Rema’s Financial Independence Beyond Music
Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, recently made a noteworthy claim that even if music wasn’t his primary career, he would still be financially successful.
This statement came during an interview with Korty EO, shedding light on Rema’s financial stability before the music industry recognized his talent.
Pre-Music Success: Freestyles and Social Media
Rema revealed that prior to being discovered by Don Jazzy, the head of Mavin Record Label, he was financially well-off.
He mentioned that during this period, he engaged in freestyle performances and social media activities. Interestingly, he emphasized that his involvement in freestyles was not driven by financial necessity but rather a passion for music.
Hustle Beyond Music
The ‘Calm Down’ crooner expressed his determination to continue hustling and finding avenues to make money even if his music career didn’t flourish.
This mindset underscores Rema’s work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
Support for Afrobeats at the Headies Awards
In a different context, Rema used his platform at the 2023 Headies Awards in Atlanta, USA, to convey a unifying message to his fellow musicians.
He emphasized that regardless of their individual music styles, all artists in the industry would come together under the Afrobeats genre for award shows.
Recognition of the Institution’s Role
Rema’s presence at the Headies Awards was not only to receive his award for Best Male Artiste of the Year but also to express his support and gratitude to the institution that played a pivotal role in his journey to success.
This gesture highlights Rema’s appreciation for the music community that helped propel his career.