Lost To The World? Rema Reveals Why He Abandoned Gospel Music For Secular 

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, famously known as Rema, has given reason he abandoned gospel music for Secular music.

Stonix News reports that Rema was once a leader of a gospel rap group in his church, Christ Embassy in Benin, the Edo State capital.

In an interview during Rubbin’ Minds show on Channels TV on Sunday, the Mavin Records signee said his switch began when he started going to sing at bars and lounges to cater for his family.

The Benin-born singer noted that as of then, he hadn’t yet relocated to Lagos.

“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,” he narrated.

He went further to note that although he didn’t find it funny and easy, especially as his mom was not freely disposed to the idea, he had to make his stand known.

According to him, “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 enthused.

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