Afrobeats star, Divine Ikubor – popularly known as Rema – assured Tony Elumelu, Nigerian billionaire businessman that he would bring home the 2024 Grammys. The commitment was made following Rema’s visit to Elumelu’s Lagos mansion where he was well received by Elumelu.
This comment brought mixed reaction on social media as the singer was not nominated for this year’s Grammy awards. On November 10 2023, the Grammy released the nomination list which included Best Global Music category and the newly added Best Afrobeats Performance category . Despite the inclusion of a the new category, Rema who clearly had an outstanding year with the hit single Calm Down remix with pop star Selena Gomez was not on any of the nominee list.
During the visit, Rema presented an exclusive album copy and his merchandise (Air Rema) as gifts, assuring Elumelu of clinching the 2024 Grammys.
Rema also conveyed his gratitude to Elumelu for his significant impact and support in the music industry, emphasising the immense value it holds for him.
“Thank you for what you have done and the support you have for the music industry. I am grateful, it means a lot to me. This year I am bringing the Grammy,” Rema said.
In a video clip, Rema was captured interacting with the billionaire’s wife and sons, who posed for a photo with the acclaimed singer.