Rema Opens Up On How He Switched From Gospel To Hip-Hop | WATCH
The sensational music act had to switch genres in order to fend for his family.
Talented Nigerian Afro-fusion act Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has opened up on how he switched from being a gospel artiste to hip-hop.
The Mavin Records/Jonzing World frontman, whose latest album "Rave & Roses" is still racking up massive streaming numbers, revealed that he once led a gospel rap group in church.
Speaking with ace media personality Ebuka, Rema made it known that he switched to secular music when he started to perform at bars, lounges, political rallies, etc. in order to fend for himself and his family. He said:
I was still in Benin when that switch happened. A lot of people thought that when I got signed, I started deviating.
No. Actually, life was tough in Benin. I’m not that guy to ask the people in church to pay me because I’m doing God’s work.
Right there in Benin, I started going to competitions, going to bars, lounges, political rallies; just trying to get on the stage and hold a microphone, to at least get sprayed some money to come back home and feed my family, because we were going through tough times.