Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema, a Nigerian afrobeat singer, revealed that when he was 17 years old, he earned his first million naira and gave it all to his mother.
During a recent interview with Z100 New York, the singer mentioned that she knew this.
He said that his mother had a greater need for the money, and it was not cool for him to be 17 and drive a car when his mother did not own one.
“The person who I knew needed it more was my mum. So, I handed everything I made to her. I know it was cool to drive around the city as a 17-year-old in a cool whip. But I can’t drive a cool whip when my mum didn’t have a car or my mum has to borrow my keys. You know, I had to put her on first,” he said.
“Passing all of that to her, whatever investment she makes… I made my first million [naira] at 17 but I made more than a million. But it’s cool to be in that stage to be able to provide for your family.”
The Calm Down singer went on to say that his greatest achievement is being able to provide for his family and open doors for others.
“Someone created an opportunity for me to bless the world this much. So, I can’t imagine how much the people I helped are going to bless the world. You know, I go hard not just for myself. I go hard for them. As doors open for me, I wanna open doors for them,” he added.
Watch the interview below,