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How D’Prince convinced me to switch from rap to Afrobeats – Rema



Budding Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor better known as Rema, has given credit to D’Prince for seeing something in him he never knew was there.

Rema, who is signed to Jonzing Records, said that he was into rap when his boss, D’Prince scouted him and gave him a record deal.

The ‘Calm Down’crooner revealed that the singer and music executive convinced him to switch from rap music to Afrobeats.

He made this known while granting an interview on America’s Q 99.7 Atlanta FM.

According to him, when D’Prince asked him to adopt Afrobeats genre, he expressed reservations and stated that he is a rapper.

But the record label founder told Rema that he likes his voice and he felt that it would be appealing on Afrobeats.

He urged the Dumebi hitmaker to give it a try and when he did, he realised that D’Prince was right about him being a good fit for the genre.

Rema said; “D’Prince told me that he likes my voice, and he feels like I’m gonna sound really good on Afrobeats. I told him I don’t really do Afrobeat, I just rap, so he said ‘Give it a try’.”

In similar news, American pop music icon, Madonna recently met Rema for the first time and she was filled with praises for him.

The meeting happened backstage after his electrifying performance at the Raves and Roses concert in New York, USA.

In a video which is circulating on social media, the two musicians could be seen greeting each other warmly.

They firstly shared a deep hug after which Madonna asked if the star had fun, and he answered in the affirmative.

She said; “I’m very proud of you and I love you. You’re a great performer.”

On his part, Rema also disclosed how much he admires the pop Queen, stating that she was a great inspiration to him.

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