In an exclusive interview with i-D Magazine, the renowned Afrobeats artist Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, declared that he has already achieved enough to secure his place in the coveted Afrobeats Hall of Fame.
The 23-year-old sensation expressed unwavering dedication to his musical career, emphasizing that even if he decided to step away from the spotlight, his name would remain etched in the “Afrobeats bible.”
Rema went as far as to claim that for such a sacred document to exist, he would undoubtedly be featured prominently in the “New Testament,” adorning its front page.
His words reverberate with confidence in his musical contributions and the mark he’s made in the global Afrobeats scene.
Rema’s meteoric rise to fame in 2019 wasn’t without its challenges, as he recalled the initial ridicule he faced due to his distinctive Bollywood-soundtrack-themed sound.
However, the resilient artist transformed those doubts and taunts into motivation.
Rema proudly asserted,
“Everything they doubted, everything they laughed at me for, I built on it.”
Notably, he went on to achieve a groundbreaking feat by being the first artist to sell out venues with a capacity of 5,000 crore in four Indian cities, proving his substantial impact on the global Afrobeats landscape.
Despite his resounding success, Rema remains unwavering in his commitment to the genre, assuring his fans and the music world that he has no intentions of leaving the industry anytime soon.