“I’m not doing music because of money” – Singer Rema

“I’m not doing music because of money” – Singer Rema


Award-winning Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has revealed that he is not pursuing a music career because of money.

In a recent interview with the popular YouTuber Korty EO, the ‘Calm Down’ crooner stated that he is not making music solely for the purpose of making money. He added that even if he were not a musician, he would still be hustling and finding ways to earn a living.


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The 21-year-old singer also mentioned that when he started creating freestyle videos and sharing them online, which eventually led to his discovery by his record label Mavin Records, he wasn’t motivated by money because he was already financially secure.

His words: “If music didn’t work, I will still be pushing that p in the corner while hustling, you understand.

“Even at that point where I was doing freestyles, I didn’t really need to do a freestyle because I needed money. I had money. I was actually good.”


In other news, Rema has revealed the four great artistes that inspire him.

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The late afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and American rapper Kanye West were cited by Rema as influences.

Rema, in an interview with Hip TV, also mentioned that he draws inspiration from Nigerian Afrobeats Grammy winners Wizkid and Burna Boy.

The 23-year-old award-winning musician claims that Kanye West’s creativity, Wizkid’s lifestyle, and Burna Boy’s life story have influenced him.

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He said; “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.”


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