Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has claimed that many relationships nowadays are based on what one partner stands to gain financially from the other.
The Calm Down crooner stated this at the latest episode of i-D Meets.
According to him, his favourite lyrics from his debut album ‘Rave & Roses’ is “money is not a source of income” because it came from his experience.
Rema said, “My favourite lyric in my album [is] ‘Love is not a source of income’. It came from my actual experience. A lot of relationships in our new generation is just really all about the gains.
It’s painful that I can’t really define love. You’ve to live your own version. I have not lived my version. I’m waiting for it though.”
I made my first N1m at 17, handed everything to my mum
The singer earlier revealed that he was 17-year-old when he made his first million and handed everything to his mum.
Accordingto him, “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.
“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,” Rema added.