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PORTRAIT - Rema or the new Iron Man from Nigeria!

Rema, real name Divine Ikubor, is a 19-year-old Nigerian rapper and songwriter. Born in Benin City in southern Nigeria, into a Christian family, he took his first steps as a singer in church and then in a group of students. In 2013, when he was only 13 years old, he founded with his friend a group called “RNA”, after a few performances and after the release of their single “Mercy”, the group ended up gaining visibility. Subsequently, the young Nigerian prodigy decides to post a freestyle in which he takes up “gucci gang” by the artist D'Prince. Thanks to this video that has gone viral, Rema sees the course of her life changed, and is spotted by D'Prince, the little brother of Nigerian producer Don Jazzy. D'Prince, very interested in Rema's talent, decides to move to Benin City to talk to the young artist's mother so that he can bring him back to Lagos where the “Mavin Records” label is located. . Therefore in 2019, the young Nigerian signed with Mavin Records: label of Don Jazzy. Talented and determined He released his first single "Dumebi" then "Iron Man" which both reached 1million views, in particular "Iron Man" which appeared in the summer playlist of Barack Obama and allows the young Rema to become the rising star of AfroBeat. Its strength: being able to switch from one style to another while keeping its little touch of creativity with a mixture of AfroPop, Trap accompanied by sounds based on Bollywood lyrical soaring.






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