Artiste of the week will be a weekly activity.
From now on Hotsteppers.com.ng will be coming out with an artiste that made their week.
It will not neccessarily be an artiste who has influenced the week, as they will always be picked at random.
We will discuss this artiste, his or her age, his or her career, personal life, songs, achievements, latest achievement and finally, we would let you know his or her songs that got our attention most.
For this week our artiste of the week is:
Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper. In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. Rema rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist.
He is currently signed to mavin Records by Don Jazzy. He was born in Benin City, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria.
Rema grew up singing and rapping while in secondary school. He attained his primary and secondary school education in Edo State.
In 2018, Rema posted a viral freestyle 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.
Rema signed a record deal with D’Prince’s Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records in 2019.
He released his eponymous debut EP Rema in 2019. It peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria.
Artiste Personal Life
Rema is a from a Christian family in Edo State. He completed his primary and secondary schools there.
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His Songs (singles)
- “Iron Man” (2019)
- “Why” (2019)
- “Dumebi” (2019)
- “Corny” (2019)
- “Boulevard” (2019)
- “American Love” (2019)
- “Spiderman” (2019)
- “Trap Out The Submarine” (2019)
- “Bad Commando” (2019)
- “Lady” (2019)
- “Rewind” (2019)
- “Spaceship Jocelyn” (2019)
- “Beamer (Bad Boys)” (2020)
- “Rainbow” (2020)
- “Fame” (2020)
- “Ginger Me” (2020)
- “Alien” (2020)
- “Woman” (2020)
On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies. 12 January 2020, he received the Soundcity MVP for the best new artist. On 15 June 2020, Rema was nominated as Best Viewers Choice: International Act on the 2020 BET Awards. He was nominated on the awards alongside Burna Boy and Wizkid, they were the only Nigerian Artistes nominated for the awards edition of 2020. In September 2020, Rema’s songs were included in the FIFA 21 soundtrack.
The Song of the week: Dumebi
Dumebi; it was one of 2019’s biggest tracks, Rema’s ‘Dumebi‘ has received a sultry Spanish spin to the original song. But this is not the reason why we’ve chosen it as a favourite. It’s great