Singer Rema has revealed that he made his first one million naira at the tender age of 17 and gave it all to his mother. The singer revealed this in a recent interview with Z100 New York.
His mother needed the money more, he said, and it wasn’t cool for him to be 17 and driving around in a car when his mother didn’t have her own.
“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 had to borrow my keys. You know, I had to put her on first,” he said.
“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.”
The Calm Down singer went on to remark that his biggest accomplishment is his capacity to support his family and create opportunities for others.
“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 added.
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