Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, best known by his stage names Reminisce and ALAGA IBILE, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, songwriter, entertainer, recording artist and a Nollywood actor from Ogun State. He flows in both English and his native language, Yoruba. He has won several awards and recognition, Reminisce is a Brand Ambassador for SAMSUNG MOBILE.
As of 2021 Reminisce net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars, Making him one of the richest and most influential singers in Nigeria.
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- Name: Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru
- Known As: Alaga Ibile Or Reminisce
- Age: He is currently 39 years old
- D.O.B: 26 of January 1981
- Occupation: singer, rapper and a songwriter
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State: Ogun State
- Net Worth: $2 million dollar
- Marriage: Married to Iya Hafusa and they are blessed with two children
- Up Time: 2008 till date.
Reminisce Early Life And Education
Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, best known by his stage names Reminisce and ALAGA IBILE, was born on 26 January 1981 in Kaduna State, Northern part of Nigeria. he is currently 39 years old.
Reminisce was born and brought up in Kaduna State, Nigeria. where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate And West Africa Senior School Certificate.
Though Reminisce was born and bred in Kaduna, he is originally from Ajilete, Yewa South LGA in Ogun state, the western part of Nigeria. After completing his secondary school education in Kaduna, he proceeded to Kwara State Polytechnic, where he graduated with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Purchasing and Supply.
when he was in school, he listened to various genres of local and foreign music and performed in school activities. He developed his rapping skills by emulating rappers like Nas, Jay Z and Snoop Dogg. He is very versatile creative and hard working.
Reminisce Music Career
He recorded his first song in 2006 and recorded a hardcore rap album at Coded Tunes, but the album was never released and he decided to focus on his studies and complete schooling
Reminisce professionally start his music career in 2008, and he is currently signed to his own record label and is also the founder and creative director of LRR Records. He has so far collaborated with many artistes in Nigeria such as Wizkid, ice prince, olamide, Sean Tizzle, Brymo, Don Jazzy, Yemi Alade, M.I Abaga, Tiwa Savage and host of other Nigerian celebrities.
In 2008 Reminisce Fully returned to the music scene, performing a rap verse on a track titled “Bachelor’s Life” off 9ice’s sophomore album titled “Gongo Aso”. His first single, “Ever since”, featured 9ice, and was a story about his life till that moment. His second, “If Only”, was a love song produced by Dtunez, where he showed his versatility as singer and a rapper. Both songs established Reminisce in the Nigerian music scene.
As mentioned earlier, He is signed to his own record label Edge Records and he is also the founder and creative director of LRR Records. Growing up listening to various genres of local and foreign music helped form his versatile musical style.
In 2014, TIME Magazine named REMINISCE “one of the seven World Rappers You Should Meet”, He was also named by Nigeria’s largest music site, NOTJUSTOK, as one of the top three hip hop artists of 2014.
In March 31st 2012, Reminisce released his first studio album titled “Book Of Rap Stories” which he started working on in 2010, after linking up with the studio producer Sarz at Edge Records Studios. The studio allowed him to carve a niche for himself and make the album bilingual.
He went on to release the track Kako Bii Chicken, a commercial song which is recognized as the breakout single. After this, other songs like ‘If Only’, ‘2mussh’ were released. The album was a 13-track album with production credits to Sarz, Legendury Beatz, Joshbeatz, Jospo and PastorChild, The album did well commercially in the southern part of Nigeria
On 15th of November 2013 Reminisce Officially Released his second album, Titled ALAGA IBILE, The album featured acts like wizkid, naeto c, davido, olamide and Sossick. It was an instant breakthrough album, with hit singles like Eleniyan, featuring Wizkid, Fela ,Daddy featuring Davido, Fantasi and 3rd World Thug. The album sold an estimated million copies before the end of 2014.
In 2015, Reminisce Released his third studio Album Baba Hafusa. The Baba Hafusa Album project has already broken barriers and charted unknown territories. Just recently, Reminisce became the only hip hop artist in all of Africa to have an album debut on Billboard Charts World Music category at no. 12.
With over 500,000 copies sold in Nigeria in 2 weeks and the album claiming the number one spot in iTunes for more than a week – The Baba Hafusa album is already arguably as one of the most successful hip hop albums in Nigerian history. Already described as a “genre busting album”, it is a strong contender for album of the year with music critics and fans alike applauding the fusion of sounds to form a unique blend of hip hop, fuji and afrobeats.
Reminisce Studio albums
since the beginning of his musical career, Reminisce has came up with four albums, and they are listed below;
- Book Of Rap Stories (2012)
- ALAGA IBILE (2013)
- Baba Hafusa (2015)
- El-Hadj (2016)
Reminisce Selected Singles
- One Chance
- Ever Since ft 9ice
- If Only
- Kako Bii Chicken
- Government ft Olamide, Endia
- Daddy ft Davido
- Eleniyan ft Wizkid
- Turn It Around
- “Local Rappers”
- Kpomo (Remix) Feat. Lil Kesh, CDQ, Falz, Seriki
- Ponmile (2017)
- Problem (2018)
- Ajigijaga (2018)
- Do Feel It (2018)
- Oja (2019)
- Jensimi (featuring Niniola (2019)
- Prosperity (featuring Falz ) (2020)
Reminisce Personal Life
Reminisce is currently married to Iya Hafusa and the marriage is blessed with to kids Hafusa Safaru, and Fatimah Safaru, Reminisce was born into a Muslim family and he practice Islam.
Reminisce Endorsement Deals
Reminisce success in music is credited to his hard working and creativeness, so far he has gained a lot of recognition from big brands locally and internationally. Reminisce is a Brand Ambassador for SAMSUNG MOBILE, He is also a brand ambassador to Orijin a popular liquor and cocktail produce by Diageo PLC Africa.
Reminisce Net Worth
Reminisce is currently one of the richest and the most influential artistes in the Nigerian music industry, with an estimated net worth of $2 million dollar.