Award-winning Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has revealed that he earned his first Naira million at the age of 17.
The Dumebi singer in a recent interview with Z100 New York revealed that he gave all the money to his mother.
Giving reasons, Rema said that his mother needed him more and that it was not appropriate for him to travel in cars when his mother did not have a car.
The Mavins singer added that he prioritizes his mother first. He is grateful to be able to support his family, as that is his greatest achievement.
“The person who knew I needed it the most was my mother. So, I handed over everything I made to her. I know it was cool driving around town when she was 17 in a cool whip. But I can’t drive a cool whip when my mom didn’t have a car or my mom has to borrow my keys. You know, I had to put her in first.
“Pass all that to her, whatever investment she makes… I made my first million [naira] At 17 but I made over a million But it’s great to be at that stage to be able to toast [for your family].”
He said: “Someone created an opportunity for me to bless the world so much. So, I can’t imagine how much the people I helped are going to bless the world. You know, I strive not only for myself. I go hard for them. As doors open for me, I want to open doors for them.”
Davido greets Rema, recounting his humble beginnings to his latest achievement
Just a few days ago, Davido expressed his pride in Rema, recognizing him as one of the leading Afrobeat singers in the Nigerian music industry.
During a radio interview on Kiss FM in the UK, the presenter asked about the singer’s views on the Afrobeats movement, prompting Davido to express his joy and admiration for fellow artist Rema.
He reminisced about the days when Rema used to hang out in his living room as a kid and how quickly he rose to stardom with the most popular Afrobeat song ever.
Emotion when international soccer players recognize the singer Rema
Since her hit song, ‘Dumebi’, Rema has continued to fly higher and break records.
Last month, the 22-year-old singer was recognized by two of football’s biggest players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
Cristiano Ronaldo took many by surprise when he shared a video of three of his children dancing to Rema’s song, Calm Down.
The record-breaking footballer shared the video with his 555 million followers via his Instagram story.
Neymar had also taken to his social media page to share a video of him vibrating to the singer’s song, while revealing that he was still in recovery.
“Recovery and CS go,” he captioned the post.
An emotional Rema had turned to his Instagram page to repost Cristiano Ronaldo’s story.
Expressing gratitude, he wrote: “Ah Baba my thank you oo.”