[Artist of the week] – REMA

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Rema was born in 2000 in Benin City, Edo State .

Born into a Christian family, Rema grew up singing and rapping while in secondary school. He attained his primary and secondary school education in Edo State.

In 2013, Rema and his friend Alpha P formed a group called RnA. The group’s name is a combination of the first letters of their stage names. RnA won season 2 of Pikolo’s Dream Alive talent show. They signed a record deal with Peak Entertainment shortly afterwards and released their debut single “Mercy”.

The mid-tempo song was recorded at Dream Alive Studio in Benin City. The music video for “Mercy” was directed by Whyte House Pictures. The group gained minor exposure following their performance at the Glo Slide and Bounce concert series in Benin and Lagos. Rema signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.

He released his eponymous debut EP Rema in 2019. It peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria.

Awards
On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies .

EPs
Rema (2019)
Rema Freestyle (2019)
Bad Commando (2019)
Singles
“Iron Man” (2019)
“Bad Commando” (2019)
“Dumebi” (2019)
“Corny” (2019)
“Call Me Rema” (2019)
“American Love” (2019)
“Boulevard” (2019)
“Lady” (2019)
“This Fame” (2019)


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