Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor known as Rema is pouring out all of his feelings on Twitter.
On a long tweet, Rema talked on how his music was rejected by some because he used Edo language in his songs. He spoke on his ex-girlfriend who rejected him, a laptop he stole in 2017 and how his late brother died with only 2 of his friends present by his side.
“Niggas don’t wanna see a kid win, they feel I got it too easy. I shower with my sweat, we go off on this side like the days in BENIN it got nun to do with my deal, come and sign these papers without a hustler spirit, you gone lose! Management gone change my password now lol.” He said.
“I climbed this cliff with bunch of rejected beats. Some niggas hate me because of that.”
He added: “When we in the same room together don’t label me proud or rude because I don’t smile, talk or laugh to your jokes.” “I protect my spirit and my flesh, whatever scar I die with my reborn shall possess.”
Rema also thanked OBAMA for believing in his music. “Thank you OBAMA for seeing what I saw in Ironman, lot of niggas couldn’t. I was 18 when I made that song, the beat got 6 sounds. I’ll give that simple beat to half the game and I won’t get a record as strong as IRONMAN.”
Rema’s ‘Iron Man’ made former U.S. president, Barrack Obama’s favourite music list in of 2019. Barrack Obama shared and tagged the annual list as a “favourite tradition.”
Still on the Twitter rant, Rema said he made millions before his fame. “Niggas feel I’m disrespectful, they want me to alert them before I drop. I done made millions before this fame, let no man feel this money changing me.”
He added: “I told D’prince sir I’m making money where I’m at I think I’m good. D’prince said to me stop what you’re doing and come to me boy “you’re the chosen one”, this music shit is gonna pay if you trust me!”
“I done did Melodies that never existed in this world, go listen to my records. I swear them engineers thought I was crazy when I say turn off the auto tune.”
Rema spoke about his ex-girlfriend. “To the girl who rejected me before this fame, I’m eating the royalties off this pain. (WHY).”
He added: “Ozedikus took risks for me, he was under a management with guidelines. He sneaked beats to me so I could record when my first engineer left me because we couldn’t pay him at the time. All the beats Ozedikus sneaked are now HITS.”
Rema said he stole his friends laptop in 2017 when his mother was pregnant. “Eric, Sorry I stole your Laptop in 2017, I know you were trying to help me. My Mom had a child on the way, I was the only man in my family. They made fun of her because she got pregnant, I wanted to prove them wrong bro, I had to do it.” He said.
He spoke about his late brother. “When my late brother did house parties y’all came, when he died only 2 friends stood beside his death bed. That’s why I’m not comfortable around people, they love me because I have something to offer, You know yourselves don’t let me catch you!!!”
“Dear new generation artists, let’s be friends genuinely, don’t let this people forcefully make us friends just to prove healthy competition and make us enemies for their own entertainment. I swear I love y’all.”
He added: “Stop trying to change my password!!! I’m not excited to be here, I’m SUPPOSE to be here. The game handpicked me that’s why I said “ANOTHER BAGER”!!! on my first track.”
Rema said his Mom doesn’t need his money, she just want to be happy. “She said invest so your children don’t suffer like you did.” He added.
He also speaks on using his native language in his music. “Niggas label my music rubbish because I infuse my Edo language. Because I didn’t follow the usual guidelines to music, because I hacked Afrobeats with God given melodies, they called it ‘Indian’ because they DO NOT UNDERSTAND ME. I’m not of this world, know this now!”
Rema spoke on why he wears a mask when performing.: “My first show was 6 zeros, the second month of my arrival into the game, ask the INDUSTRY. I performed with a mask on, because I came into the game with an unannounced EP like the thief in the NIGHT. Bet some of y’all niggas thought it was for fashion. Pathetic.”
“Promoters, I have visions for all y’all shows but sometimes y’all limit me. It’s not really about the cash, You don’t let me bring my vision to life even when I wanna pay for it, talkin bout ‘your stage is not strong’ my generation wanna RAVE!!! start building STRONGER STAGES.” He said.
He added: “I bet y’all don’t know that the Nigerian government signed a new Law enabling the police to arrest and search your phones without warrant. THE TWITTER TRENDS ARE NOT ENOUGH, MY GENERATION WAKE UP!!! You no fit kill who don die before.”
Rema said his teddy bear is his best friend because “he” doesn’t judge him. “Humans judge people, I don’t like humans, sometimes.”
He added: “Ravers they trying to deactivate my acc. Fight for me while I’m away, love y’all.”
“Gov.Obaseki, Governor of Edo state. Your victory party was the last place I performed as an upcoming artist, After you won the election 4 years ago. This is 4 years later, you won the election again and I’m a star now. You’re the only one that can call me back HOME.” He ended the tweet.
In 2019, Rema signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. He rose to fame after the release of the song “Iron Man”.