Reminisce also known as Alaga Ibile, is one of Nigeria’s top 10 rappers, he is so skilled and endorsed with creativity which are displayed in the ways he raps. Most of Reminisce rap music is in English and his native language Yoruba.
Reminisce attributes his style of raping to his models; Nas, Jay Z and Snoop Dogg.
In this article we will revealed all the things you need to know about Nigeria’s famous rapper in the light of his biography, net worth and many more.
- Full Name: Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru
- Age: 39 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Ogun
- State of residence: Lagos
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Singer, rapper, song-writer, Record Label Owner and an actor.
Reminisce was born on the 26th of January 1981 in the Northern region of Nigeria at Kaduna. He was born into a Muslim family and is originally from Ajilete, Yewa South LGA in Ogun state, the western part of Nigeria.
Reminisce grew up in the Northern region of Nigeria at Kaduna state. It was there he completed his primary education and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
Reminisce also completed his secondary education in the north returned to Kwara to study purchasing and supply at Kwara State Polytechnic.
During Reminisce school years, he took part in school activities such as competition and many more, any activity that has to do with music and entertainment he partook.
This was one of the ways he polished his rapping talents as he adopted the styles of his role models Nas, Jay Z and Snoop Dogg.
In 2006, Reminisce recorded his first hardcore rap song with Coded Tunes record label but it was not released to the public. Two years after, Reminisce resurfaced in 9ice’s album “Gongo Also”.
He did what he does best in the rap verse in the “Bachelor’s Life” song in the album. This performance brought Reminisce to limelight. Reminisce released his first single titled “Ever since”, featuring 9ice.
This single was solely based on his life story. After a while he released another single titled “If Only”, this second single was produced by Dtunez and we’ll received as it was a romance song. His two singles paved the way to his success ride in the music industry.
After releasing singles, Reminisce decided to go into album creation in 2010 and in 2013, he released his first album “Book Of Rap Stories” with Sarz at Edge Records Studios.
Reminisce after a while release another amazing track titled “Kako Bii Chicken” and other songs like ‘If Only’, ‘2mussh’ were released as well. The album “Book Of Rap Stories” was a 13-track album which was produced by Sarz, Legendury Beatz, Joshbeatz, Jospo and Pastor child.
On the 15th of November, 2013 Reminisce released his second album titled “Alaga Ibile”. This album was featured by Nigeria’s iconic artists in the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Fela and Fantasi and 3rd World.
In 2015, Reminisce released a third album titled “Baba Hafusa”. This third album was the huge break he had always look towards to as it placed him on number 12 on Billboard Charts for the World Music category.
The Baba Hafusa’s album ranked the first position in iTunes for weeks and was considered by many Nigerians as one of the best hip hop albums in Nigerian history.
This was due to the combinations of hip hop, fuji and afrobeats. He has also released other albums such as El-Hadj(2016) and Ponmile(2017).
Apart from releasing singles and albums, Reminisce has done some amazing collabo with many artists such as ; Phenom in “ASHEWO”, M.I in “Shekpe”, Mr Eazi in “If E No Be God”, Dj Enimoney “Diet”.
Reminisce is also into brand promotion, he is a brand Ambassador for Samsung and Origin, a common herb and liquor cocktail manufactured by Diageo plc in Africa.
Reminisce is married to Iya Hafusa and their union is blessed with two children; Hafusa Safaru and Fatimah Safaru.
Reminisce has won City People Entertainment Award for Rap Album of the Year twice in 2015 and 2014.
In 2015, Reminisce won the 2015 Top Naija Music Award For Best Collabo. Also in the same year, Reminisce together with Olamide, Phyno, Reminisce won the 2015 Headies Award For Best Collabo.
In 2016, Reminisce won the City People Entertainment Award for Rap Artiste of the Year. In 2017, Reminisce won the 2017 Headies Award for Best Rap Album.
Reminisce Net Worth
Reminisce has an estimated net worth of $7M as at the time of writing of this article.