Rema, disclosed that he earned his first million naira at 17, and gave the entire amount to his mum.

The ‘Calm Down’ crooner shared this while speaking in a recent interview with Z100 New York.


According to him, his mother needed the money more and it was not cool for him to be 17 and driving around in a car when his mother did not have a car of her own.

In his words, “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.” 

“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.

Rema further went on to say that his ability to support his family and create possibilities for others is his greatest accomplishment.

“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 said.

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