Rema is a Nigerian singer and rapper who has a net worth of $2 Million. He rose to fame after the release of his breakthrough single “Dumebi” in May 2019. The track wound up getting viral and garnered over 65 million views on YouTube.
Soon his song caught the attention of record labels and Rema signed a contract with Jonzing World, an associate of Mavin Records. He continued to record more music including his self-titled debut EP.
Rema came to the spotlight once again in August 2022 when he teamed up with Selena Gomez to record the new version of his track “Calm Down.” The official music video for the song was uploaded on Selena’s channel and it amassed a whopping 390 million views within 6 months of its release.
What is Rema’s Net Worth?
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Divine Ikubor was born on May 1st, 2000 to a family with deep roots in their hometown of Benin City, Nigeria. One of his local heroes growing up was the late Victor Uwaifo. Rema began rapping and singing at the age of eight after listening to the music of his parents and siblings.
His mom loved gospel music, while his sister enjoyed pop artists such as Michael Jackson, Drake, and WizKid. Rema’s brother used to listen to local artists like Burna Boy and Davido. His father chilled to the sounds of legends like Osayomore.
At 17, Rema ran away from home and settled in Ghana where he attempted to make a living while furthering his music career. While living in Ghana Rema attended talent shows and auditions. He also worked hard labor gigs in exchange for cash.
Rema saved enough money to support his family and settled a few financial debts and then returned to his hometown to join his mother and sisters. Once he was back he recorded a freestyle to an instrumental version of D’Prince’s song “Gucci Gang.”
In 2019 D’Prince discovered Rema’s clip and got in touch to offer him a record deal with Mavin. When they first teamed up D’Prince had a plan for Rema to take over the whole Afrobeat scene. The problem was Remma didn’t consider himself an Afrobeat artist. D’Prince urged him to give it a try and Rema agreed.
Rema’s first big song became the fanatic 2019’s single “Dumebi.” From there he continued to refine his sound until he discovered what he referred to be is “Afrorave.” Following this breakthrough moment, Remma dropped his next big single “Iron Man”. That track ended up making Barack Obama’s summer playlist in 2019.
Next, he released a series of three EPs all of which were compiled into one project in 2020. He then locked himself into the music studio to record his debut studio album. In March 2022, Rema released his album “Rave & Roses” with featured guest stars including Chris Brown, 6lack, and AJ Tracey.
Rema’s debut album wasn’t just critically received it also sold extremely well. It reached at number 5 spot on Billboard’s World’s Album chart and entered the Billboard 200 at number 196.
Rema used that project as a launching pad for his World Tour that stretched into Europe and North America. Soon the popular singer Selena Gomez hopped on a remix of his single “Calm Down” which began racking up impressive numbers on the internet.
The new version of “Calm Down” was released in August 2022, debuting at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it grow from there. Eventually, the song topped the Billboard U.S Afrobeat Songs chart for 19 straight weeks as well as reaching as high as number 25 on the Hot 100.
From there came one career highlight after next starting with Rema’s placement with two spots on the Soundtrack to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Later he performed on sold-out shows at London’s Brixton Academy.
In February 2023, Rema was awarded the Digital Artist of the Year award at the Soundcity MVP Awards in Lagos. In addition, he was hand-picked to appear on stage next to Tems and Burna Boy in the halftime show during the NBA All-Star Game.
Despite earning himself a reputation as a singer for lyrics like “I’m In Love With Plenty Women,” he insists he has no current romantic interests. Instead, Rema is busy putting all of that love into his music.
At the age of 14th, Rema was given his first phone by a member of his church. So he started downloading free beats and rapping over the top of them. Around that same time, he lost his brother, and a year later his father passed away, he was a politician and the Nigerian’s People Democratic Party.
- Dumebi (Song, 2019)
- Rave & Roses (Debut album, 2022)
- Calm Down (Official Music Video, 2022)
- 2019 The Headies, Next Rated _ Won
- 2019 City People Music Awards, Revelation of the Year _ Won
- 2020 BET Awards, Best New International Act _ Nomination
- 2020 MTV Europe Music Award, Best African Act _ Nomination
- 2023 Soundcity MVP Awards, Digital Artist of the Year _ Won
Rema Net Worth
Rema is one of the rising singers who emerged from the Nigerian music scene. He came to the spotlight after releasing his debut single “Dumebi.” That track turned him into an internet sensation.
Rema mainly earns from releasing albums, collaborations with other stars, as well as live concerts. Rema created his YouTube channel in April 2019 and racked up over 3.4 million subscribers as of March 2023.
The rapper established himself as one of the top emerging singers in the music industry and garnered a lot of fame in a short period. He collaborated with some high profiles artists including Selena Gomez, Burna Boy, and more. As of 2023. Rema’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
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