Reminisce birth name is Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru. His is also popularly called ALAGA IBILE. He is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and singer.
Reminisce was born on 26th of January 1981, in Kaduna in the Northern Region of Nigeria. He originated from Yewa, Ogun state. Reminisce is multi-talented with a difference.
While in school, he was exposed to local and foreign music. He listened to rap legends like Nas, Jay Z, and Snoop Dog. After his secondary education, he proceeded to the Kwara State Polytechnic where he studied Purchasing & Supply.
Reminisce began performing at many different school activities, but he never did think that he would take music to greater heights. He had dreams of becoming a rapper and developed his skills by mimicking major rap legends.
Along the line, he was discovered by the Producer ID Cabasa alongside other great musicians 9ice, Lord of Ajasa, Jahbless, and Olamide. With this opportunity, he developed and released his first studio song in 2006 and after that made an album at Coded Tunes, but the album was never released. He decided to continue his studies and give it more focus.
In 2008, Reminisce came back to music and performed a verse in 9ice’s “Bachelor’s life,” a hit track in a 9ice sophomore album titled “Gongo Aso.” After this, he produced his first hit single titled “Ever since” which featured 9ice and was a good summary of his life at that moment.
His second single “If Only” is a love song produced by Dtunez which genuinely displayed her versatility as a rapper and singer. These songs accomplished Reminisce’s flexible musical style. He is signed to Edge Records and is the Creative director and founder of LRR Records.
In 2012, Reminisce released his debut album “Book of Rap Stories” which he had started recording in 2010 the album contained 13 hit tracks and was a huge boost to his career in music. Reminisce in 2013, released yet another album titled “Alaga Ibile,” this album featured acts like Naeto C, Davido, Olamide, Sossick, and Wizkid.
In the year, 2014, he was referred to by the Time Magazine as one of the “Seven Best World Rappers.”
In 2015, he released yet another album titled “Baba Hafusa” which topped billboards throughout Africa as well as the World Music Category at the No.12 position. The Baba Hafusa sold well over 500,000 copies in Nigeria and is recorded as one of the most successful hip-hop albums in Nigerian history.
Reminisce is presently married to Iya Hafusa, and the couple is blessed with two lovely kids named Fatimah Safaru and Hafusa Safaru.
He is a brand Ambassador of Samsung Nigeria and ORIGIN, a herb cocktail produced by Diageo Plc in Africa.
- Book of Rap Stories
- ALAGA IBILE
- Baba Hafusa
- One chance
- Ever Since ft 9ice
- If Only
- Kako Bii Chicken
- Government featuring Olamide & Endia
- Daddy featuring Davido
- Eleniyan ft WizKid
- Turn It Around
- Local Rappers
- Kpomo (Remix) Ft Lil Kesh, CDQ, Falz, Seriki
- Do You Feel It
He has received lots of awards in his music career which includes;
- City People Entertainment Awards for Rap Artiste of the Year 2016
- City People Entertainment Awards for Rap Album of the Year 2014 & 2015
- The Headies Award for Best Collabo 2016
- Top Naija Music Awards for Best Collaboration with “A” List Artiste 2016
- The Headies Award for Best Rap Album 2018
Reminisce is one of the most influential artists in Nigeria and is currently with the estimated net worth of $1.7 million.