He recently had his say during an interview with Hip TV, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he is very much inspired by Burna Boy because of his story, and Fela has also been a source of inspiration since his younger years.
Rema added that he respects Kanye West for his creativity as well, and Wizkid carries himself admirably.
His words, “I’m inspired by Burna [Boy] because of his story. Fela [Kuti] inspires me. Kanye West [inspires me] because of how far he goes in terms of his creativity, production. I really like Wiz [kid] because of how he carries himself.”
Divine Ikubor (born 1 May 2000), known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper. He rose to stardom after releasing the song “Dumebi”. In 2019, Rema got signed to Jonzing World record owned by D’Prince who has an affiliation with Mavin Records.
He is best known internationally for his 2022 hit single “Calm Down”, the remix with American singer Selena Gomez of which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and led the U.S. Afrobeats Songs for a record-setting 41 weeks.
Divine Ikubor was born into a Christian family in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. He grew up singing and rapping while he was in secondary school. He attended his primary and secondary school education at Ighile Group of Schools, Edo State. His father and elder brother are deceased, and Rema was left to look after his mother.
In May 2021, Rema announced he would 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.
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