By Bliss Okperan
The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has wished Afrobeats singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, a speedy recovery.
In a message via his X (formerly Twitter) handle on Thursday, the Governor said the people of Edo State, where the singer hails from, are proud of him and remain behind him every step of the way.
“We are extremely proud of you and remain behind you every step of the way,” a part of his post read.
Mr Obaseki said the remarkable achievements of the artiste “over the years fill us with immense pride and joy.”
“From the extraordinary feat of selling out the O2 Arena to amassing an impressive 1.6 billion streams of music, your accomplishments show your exceptional talent. They pave the way for countless young creatives, offering them a glimpse of what’s possible.
“Wish you a speedy recovery, young champion,” he further said.
Rema gained initial recognition with the release of Dumebi in 2019. He is signed to Jonzing World Record, owned by D’Prince, the younger brother of Don Jazzy of Mavin Records.
His biggest song so far, Calm Down, was released in 2022 and topped the chart for several months after its release. It is recognized internationally and locally.
Recall that he was initially scheduled to tour the cities of Lagos, Abuja and Benin, but later announced that he would not be performing this December due to health reasons.