REMA: I Didn’t Take Life Seriously Until I Lost My Dad


Popular Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Divine Ikubor better known as Rema has revealed that losing his dad at an early age shaped his mind.

He said he didn’t take life seriously until his dad passed away and he realised the importance of family.

The ‘Calm Down’ crooner stated this while appearing on the Afrobeats podcast hosted by Shopsydoo.

Rema said,

“It (losing my dad) shaped me, to be honest. It shaped my mindset, my mood, you know.

“There was a point in time I was very colourful, I would say. I was funny, running around and unserious. I never took life seriously until when I lost my dad. And it just shows different sides of people. It just shows the importance of family as well.

“Yeah, as siblings we might have our fights, quarrels but you never know when you will just not see them again; the people you are closest to.

“For my dad, my dad used to call me a soldier.”


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