“Everything They Doubted, Everything They Laughed At Me For, I Built On It” – Rema
Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as, ‘Rema’, after Performing at the 2023 Ballon D’Or, came online to pen down a note with confidence, stating his achievement in the afrobeat music industry.
The music mega star stated that even if he quits music business today, his name will still be engraved boldly on the Afrobeats Hall of Fame.
He also recounted his journey, when he made his first hit, how he was mocked due to his music sound that was influenced by Bollywood.
He revealed that people never believed he will go far in the music industry. Many made jest of him, as they tagged him the ‘Indian boy’.
In his words;
“I’m not saying I want to stop. But if I say I want to stop right now, my name is still going to be on the Afrobeats bible, if there is an Afrobeats bible to be dropped. I’ll literally be in the New Testament, on the front page,” Rema said.
“Everything they doubted, everything they laughed at me for, I built on it. They called me Indian Boy; I went to India. I’m the first artist to shut down four cities in India, 5000 capacity and above. No one can deny that I’ve impacted Afrobeats on a global scale,” he stated.