Nigerian singer and King of the New Cats Divine Ikubor, widely known as Rema, has said that he thinks he has done enough to be inducted into the Afrobeats Hall of Fame.
He stated that while he doesn’t want to stop making music anytime soon, his name would still be on the Afrobeats Bible if he did so at this moment.
Rema expressed this in a recent interview with i-D Magazine’s fourth edition of The New Wave issue.
“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.”
The “Calm Down” singer also talked about how, after becoming famous in 2019, people made fun of him for having a Bollywood soundtrack-like sound, but the ridicule eventually turned into a blessing.
“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 artiste 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 said.