Over the years, the church has birthed many music stars; whether or not they remain in the gospel genre or they eventually seek other paths.
The story is the same for rave of the moment, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema.
While he began his music career in church and as the leader of a group, the Rap Nation, the demands of life and family pushed him to explore other paths as a young teenage boy in Benin City, Edo State.
“A lot of people felt like it was when I got signed that I started deviating or whatever, no. Actually, life was tough in Benin and I’m not that guy to ask the people in church to pay me because I was doing God’s work,” he told Ebuka on Rubbing Minds on Channels Television.
“Right there in Benin, I started going to competitions, bars, lounges, political rallies, just trying to get on the stage or hold a microphone to at least get sprayed some money to come back home and just feed my family. We were going through tough times, I lost my dad, lost my brother, so I needed to come through for my family. That was when I started spacing out little by little until i just exiled”.