Although he is popularly known by his stage name Rema, the Nigerian musician’s real name is Divine Ikubor
Rema rose to stardom with the release of the song “Iron Man”
Rema is the most listened to African act on Spotify for the month of September with 18.9 million monthly listeners.
Rema grew up in Benin City, the capital of Benin
Rema recently made his Billboard Hot 100 chart debut with his single ‘Calm Down’ which has been remixed with co-lead Selena Gomez
Ciara came into prominence in 2004, when she co-wrote her first single ‘’Goodies’’ which topped the singles charts
Ciara says that she was inspired to perform after watching Destiny’s Child
Ciara has written songs for artists such as Bow Wow and Missy Elliot
Ciara was a high school cheerleader
Ciara started her own record label
Jaylah Ji’mya Hickmon, known professionally as Doechii, is an American rapper
Doechii rose to prominence with the viral success of her song “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” on TikTok in 2021
Doechii was previously known as ‘Iamdoechii’
Doechii has 3.2M monthly listeners on Spotify
Growing up, Doechii was influenced by local underground artists like Tom. G, Trina, and Trick Daddy.
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, and actor
Drake founded his own record label, OVO Sound, in 2012, but was still signed to Young Money
Drake has been credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop.
Music runs in the rapper’s blood – Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis.
Drake is known for his charitable work. The rapper made a large donation that was used as bail money for the protestors who had been arrested for protesting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement
Post Malone’s real name is Austin Richard Post
Post Malone chose his stage name with the help of an online rap name generator.
Post Malone launched his own line of French rosé wine, Maison No. 9.
When Post Malone was in high school, Post worked at the famous American restaurant, Chicken Express, and once used his saved money to buy a pair of $800 Versace loafers.
Post Malone’s senior class voted him “Most Likely To Become Famous.”
Doja Cat is a singer and rapper known for her hypnotically wry sound with deep hip-hop and electronic R&B influences.
Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16 years old
Doja Cat has 56.4M monthly listeners on Spotify
Doja Cat’s stage name is derived from the slang word “doja,“ which refers to marijuana, and her love of cats.
Doja Cat developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid
Nicki Minaj’s full name is Onika Tanya Maraj
She started off her rap career using the name “Nicki Maraj” before later settling for the name Nicki Minaj.
Nicki Minaj released her own mobile game ‘Nicki Minaj: The Empire’ in December 2016.
Nicki Minaj started her music career in a rap group called ‘Hoodstars’
Nicki Minaj is known for her musical versatility, sharp lyrics, animated flow in her rapping, alter egos and accents
Lizzo has 29.9M monthly listeners
Lizzo has three Grammy awards under her belt
Growing up, all Lizzo wanted was to see someone like her on TV, so she became that person.
Lizzo graduated from the University of Houston
Lizzo got together with the legendary Prince back in 2014 for his album ‘Plectrumelectrum’, where she featured on his song ‘Boytrouble’
Blaq Diamond is a South African Afro-pop duo from Ladysmith KwaZulu-Natal.
Blaq Diamond consists of Ndumiso Mdletshe and Sphelele Dunywa
Blaq Diamond met in 2010 on a school trip where both participated in a music cypher on the school bus.
Blaw Diamond signed to record label Ambitiouz Entertainment, releasing their debut album Inqola, which became their first iTunes number one
Blaq Diamond has worked with South African artists such as Big Zulu, Aubrey Qwana and Siya Ntuli
Fivio Foreign’s real name is Maxie Lee Ryles III
Fivio Foreign rose to fame in 2019 with his single “Big Drip”
Fivio Foreign is signed to fellow New York rapper Mase’s RichFish Records and Columbia Records
Fivio Foreign is also known as Lite Fivio and Fivie
B.I.B.L.E. (an acronym for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) is the debut studio album by American rapper Fivio Foreign.
In 2020, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter became the only solo artist besides Mariah Carey to have hit No. 1 in four different decades
Beyoncé adopted an alter ego, Sasha Fierce, to help her overcome stage fright
Beyoncé’s go-to karaoke song is “Hotel California” by the Eagles.
Beyonce was the first solo artist to have six consecutive albums hit and debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2018, Beyoncé became the first Black woman to headline Coachella
Future is a big fan of spoken word
Future’s original rap moniker was Meathead aka The Future
Future’s third album, DS2, released in July 2015, earned him his first #1 on the Billboard 200.
Future is considered a pioneer in the use of melody and vocal effects in modern trap music
Future is known for his mumble-styled vocals and prolific output
Justin Bieber graduated from St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School in Stratford
A college dropout named Scooter Braun discovered Justin Bieber on Youtube and created an artist management company so he could sign him.
“The Notebook” is one of Justin Bieber’s favourite movies
Justin Bieber has been claustrophobic since he was only seven years old.
Justin Bieber’s fans call themselves Beliebers.
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010
BTS consists of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook
BTS co-write and co-produces most of their own material
BTS, in full Bangtan Sonyeondan, means “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”
In 2018, BTS became the first South Korean act to top the US Billboard 200 chart
Wanitwa Mos is a record label founded by Master KG in 2021
Wanitwa Mos is a Tsonga term meaning ‘’Do you hear me?”
Wanitwa Mos has 6 songs that have charted on Youtube South Africa
Wanitwa Mos has had over 67M views since it has been founded
Wanitwa Mos has 5 songs with over 10M views on Youtube