”The passing of my father had a significant impact on my mindset.” – Rema
Renowned Nigerian artist, Divine Ikubor, widely recognized as Rema, has stressed the profound impact his father’s demise had on his perspective.
The talented singer, famous for hits like “Holiday,” revealed that prior to his father’s passing, he didn’t fully grasp the significance of family and didn’t take life seriously.
During an interview on the Afrobeats podcast with host Adesope Olajide, Rema admitted that he used to be very playful and lacked direction until the loss of his father, Mr. Ikubor.
In his words;
“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 colorful, 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 and 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.”