Divine Ikubor, also known as Rema, a sensational singer, has shared why he picked the University of Lagos to study over there.
Remember that the iconic musician disclosed a few months back that he had been accepted into the University of Lagos.
Rema stated why he chose to study in Nigeria in an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on the show Rubbin’ Minds; according to him, despite of his profession in the music industry, he still resides in Nigeria.
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When asked why he made the decision, he stated:
“Because I live here mostly; in Lagos.”
With the entire public university system on strike for months, the musician took to social media last week to plead with ASUU to end their long-running strike.
Meanwhile, Rema, disclosed how he moved from gospel to secular music.
The Benin-born artist explained that the conversion occurred when he started to sing in bars and lounges to make ends meet.
However, hitherto to his switch to singing secular songs, Rema also disclosed that he was the leader of a gospel rap group in his church before that.
The Mavins Records signee made this disclosure in an interview with Rubbin’ Minds show on Channels TV, monitored by The PUNCH on Sunday.
In his words: “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.
“I lost my father and brother and I needed to come through for my family. At that point in time, I felt like that’s where I started spacing out; little by little, until I just exiled.”
According to him, the transition was weird for him and his mum but he was unable to convince the latter about his choice.
“It was weird for me and most especially for my mum because she was well known in church. I didn’t do any much explaining. I just told her to trust me,” Rema said.