Rema, a rapidly ascending Nigerian rockstar, generated a stir online when news of a recent breakthrough in his skill reached the blogosphere. The Mavin sensation outpaced American hip-hop icon Jay-Z in terms of the number of listeners he attracted on the global streaming service Spotify. Compared to Jay-Z, Rema has a monthly audience of nearly 40 million.
Fans frequently place artists against one another without taking into account the differences in their career paths and life trajectories, which is amusing to watch. Similarly, Hov and Rema are grinding and seeing a great level of success in their respective fields. Recently, Rema’s debut album on Spotify passed the billion-stream milestone, making it the most streamed debut Afrobeat album ever.
With over 1 billion streams, the recently released deluxe edition of his debut project, “Rave & Roses Ultra” became the biggest played African album of all time, according to Album Talks. His debut album, Rave & Roses, which he published the previous year, is credited with contributing to the massive streams.
Jay-Z, on the other hand, is a successful businessman; with a reported net worth of $2.5 billion, he was the only rapper on Forbes’ 2023 billionaire’s list. After acquiring fortune through music and successful liquor enterprises, the celebrity is now looking to expand his empire with a new ambitious venture. Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, recently wrote an open letter regarding its plans to open a casino in Manhattan’s Times Square.