One of the big questions to ask music lovers in Nigeria now is “Who is the next big thing?” between one of the two fast-rising talents in Nigeria today: Fireboy DML of YBNL record label and Rema of Mavins record label. Their songs, ‘Need you’ and ‘Beamer (bad Boy)’ respectively are one of the anthems you would hear anywhere you go in the four cardinal points of the country.
The YBNL new act, started 2019 with the hit song ‘Jealous‘, follows it up with ‘What If I Say‘ and then ‘King‘. Later in the year (in December) he welcomed his debut album with the single ‘Party Scatter‘. This debut album is a 13 stellar track project titled “Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps” with no guest appearance. Different tracks from the album (Like; ‘Need You‘, ‘Vibration‘, ‘Gbas Gbos’…) are already popping up this new year 2020. This a sign of bigger things to watch out for this 2020.
Fireboy DML’s Net WorthAccording to a reliable source, the estimated net worth of Fireboy DML is $500,000 making him one of the richest fast-rising artists in Nigeria. While is his net worth in naira is 183 Million.
Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper. In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer Playlist.
Rema is among the richest and most influential artist in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $500,000 as at 2019
Rema VS Fireboy who has more fans and why?
Though their sounds are different, the media wouldn’t just stop comparing these two. Most especially fans of YBNL and Mavin records just couldn’t forget the Lil Kesh and Reekado Banks scene at the Headies Awards.
Rema recently dropped two new singles topping the apple music Nigeria chart and maintaining a spot at the top 10 songs in audiomack worldwide.
Fireboy DML’s debut album ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ on the other hand still remains the most streamed afrobeat album on audiomack. ‘Vibration’ off his album is still one of the most played songs on Apple Music Nigeria.
Rema and Fireboy DML fans will continue to brag about their favorites claiming he is more popular and more talented than the other.
But taking a close look at the numbers, Rema seems to have more American or foreign fans than Fireboy DML while the latter seems to have more African fans than Rema.
It’s obvious. Rema’s sound are more appealing to the west as it has more in common with the western pop culture than with afrobeat.
Only a few of his songs thrive in Africa. These songs are core afrobeat, the likes of ‘Lady’ and ‘Dumebi’.
So it’s quite understandable why Fireboy has more fans in Nigeria than Rema.
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