Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, professionally known by his stage name Rema, is on the lips of everyone on social media, after his most recent feat with his song, Calm Down.
Rema, who released the song, “Calm down” about 10 months ago scored another impressive feat after the song garnered almost 300 million views on youtube.
The song, “Calm Down” is off Rema’s debut studio album, Rave and Rose, which was released earlier in the year 2022.
The Mavin record singer also released a remix with American singer, Selena Gomez, which is already the most streamed Afro-beat song in the year 2022.
This is only one of Rema’s many achievements so far in the year 2022.
Recall that Rema rose to stardom with the release of the song “Dumebi”. In 2019, he later signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Rema started his music career in churches. In 2018, he 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 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.
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.
In September 2021, Rema was unveiled as a brand ambassador for the popular soft drink Pepsi alongside his label mate Ayra Starr.
On 7 November 2022, Rema received on stage an award during his London concert as his songs achieved 1 billion streams worldwide.