‘Rave & Roses’, Rema’s debut project, has set a new record for the longest charting album on Billboard 200 by a Nigerian artiste.


In March 2022, the music star released the 16-track body of work.

In the album, Rema featured international artistes such as 6lack, Chris Brown, AJ Tracey, and Yseult.

This week, Rema broke the record as the Nigerian artiste with the longest-running album in the US Billboard 200  — a feat which was held by Sunny Ade, the ace musician, for four decades.



In 1982, the legendary musician put out ‘Juju Music’, his critically-acclaimed album.

The album spent 29 weeks — from May 1, 1983, to September 1, 1983 — on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the longest-running Nigerian album in the chart’s history until recently.

‘Rave & Roses’ has now spent its 30th week on the chart — as of this week — setting a new record.

Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, has been enjoying massive reception from music lovers since he came into the limelight.


He signed a record deal with D’Prince’s Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records, in 2019.

The singer released his eponymous debut EP ‘Rema’ in 2019, which peaked at number 1 on Apple Music Nigeria.

Rema won the ‘Next Rated’ gong in 2019 and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies.

In January 2020, he received the Soundcity MVP Award for ‘Best New Artiste’.


In April, ‘Calm Down’, a track off the album, became the longest-charting African song on Billboard Hot 100.

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