• According to REMA, he uses bat as his signature emoji to constantly remind himself where he’s from, because while growing up in Benin City, he will always look up and see bats every evening flying round the sky.
Young award-winning singer and Jonzing World cum Mavin Records artiste Divine Ikubor popularly known as REMA has revealed reason he uses bat 🦇 as his signature emoji.
We all know that after REMA came to limelight in 2019 following his record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Don Jazzy-owned Mavin Records, he began using bat🦇 as his signature emoji just like Burna Boy uses chimpanzee 🦍 emoji and Wizkid eagle 🦅 emoji.
However, in a recent tweet via his micro-blogging platform Twitter, REMA disclosed that he started using bat as his signature emoji as a result of the experience he had while growing up in his home town Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
According to him, he chose to use bat as his signature emoji to constantly remind him where he’s from, because in Benin City, when he was starting up, if he looks up in the sky every evening, he will see various bats flying around.
“In Benin city, when you look up the sky in the evening all you see is bats flying and that’s why its my signature emoji, a constant reminder of where I’m from” 🦇 , REMA tweeted.
“In Benin city, when you look up the sky in the evening all you see is bats flying and that’s why its my signature emoji, a constant reminder of where I’m from” 🦇 pic.twitter.com/vcGP2RF37q— REMA (@heisrema) June 3, 2021
Meanwhile, this is not the first time REMA has come out to clarify on things bothering on his music career. Recall in early 2020, he responded to people asking about slangs he’s always been heard use in most of his songs, like kpalansi, achukuleke, among others.
The singer replied one of the social media users saying that his slangs was learnt when he was growing up in Benin City and they actually have meanings as he applies it to his music. He added that he’s confident in his vibe and can’t limit his creativity because of what people think about his music.
His reply reads; “I learnt all these slangs from my hood in Benin city, they all actually have meaning. I create my sounds freely, I can not limit my creativity because of “what people will think” I’m confident in my vibe, accept it. Thank you”