Singer Divine Ikubor, known as Rema, has disclosed that he earned his first million at age 17 and handed all the money to his mother stating he knew she needed it more than he did.

He made the revelation in an interview with Z100 New York.

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He said:

The person who I knew needed it more was my mum. So, I handed everything I had made to her. I know it was cool to drive around the city as a 17-year-old in a cool whip. But I couldn’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.

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.”

He added that his proudest moment was when fans sang his song ‘Calm Down’ word-for-word during his performance in Australia last year.

The 24year old singer described his greatest accomplishment as his ability to support his family and provide others with opportunities.

Story: Hilda Katu