How I begged Rema to persuade Don Jazzy to sign me – Khaid

Young music sensation, Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, popularly addressed as Khaid, has recalled begging Mavin records artiste, Rema to help him get signed to the record label.

The ‘Anabella’ crooner revealed that he sent his freestyle rap video to Rema for him to show it to music executive, Don Jazzy.

Khaid Rema Don Jazzy

Khaid, who is now signed to Sydney Talker’s Neville Records, was reflecting on his early days as a struggling artiste during an episode of the Zero Conditions podcast.

He said he was so desperate that he was willing to give Rema his first N1 million if he would have facilitated his record deal with Mavin but he never saw his messages.

He said; “Rema if you are seeing this, please take heart. I actually went to Rema’s [Instagram] DM one day with my old account and sent my freestyle video to him. I said, ‘Bro, I know that you trap like me. Please, help me show this video to Don Jazzy. Let him sign me so that we will be in the same record label.’

“He didn’t see the message. At that time, I was texting him with all emotions in me, bro. I was texting him with prayers. I was willing to give him my first 1 million.”

Meanwhile in other news…

CorrectNG reported earlier that Divine Ikubor aka Rema said that losing his dad at an early age shaped his mind.

According to the ‘Holiday’ crooner he didn’t take life seriously while growing up until he lost his father, after which he realised the importance of family.

Rema revealed that he used to be very playfully and uncoordinated but all that changed after the demise of Mr Ikubor.

The award-winning artiste said; “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 colourful, 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, 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.”