Latest Facts About the Legendary Rapper Reminisce


Born on January 26, 1981, Remilekun Khalid Safaru, also known as Reminisce and ALAGA IBILE, is an Ogun State-born Nigerian singer, rapper, composer, and actor. As a result, he is fluent in yoruba as well as English when he performs.

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Birth nameRemilekun Abdulkalid Safaru
26 January 1981 (age 40)
Kaduna, Nigeria
Hip hop Rap Afrobeats
Singer, rapper, song-writer, Record Label Owner,actor
Years active
LRR Records
Associated acts
Olamide Sossick Ice Prince M.I Sean Tizzle


Originally from Ajilete, Yewa South LGA in Ogun State (western Nigeria), Reminisce (Alaga Ibile) is a singer/songwriter. The date of his birth was the 26th of January 1981, and the place of his birth was Kaduna (Northern Nigeria). He participated in school activities and listened to a variety of local and foreign music genres. He honed his rapping abilities by studying the styles of artists such as Nas, Jay Z, and Snoop Dogg, who he idolised growing up. During his time at Kwara State Polytechnic, he focused on purchasing and supply chain management. [required citation] Abbas The chamba tribe from ganye comes to mind as a primary source of nostalgia. Reminisce represents Samsung as a Brand Ambassador.

Career as a musician

At Coded Tunes, in 2006, he made his professional recording debut by recording a hard-core rap album. However, the album was never released because he preferred to focus on schoolwork and finish high school.

A year later, on 9ice’s sophomore album “Gongo Aso,” “Bachelor’s Life,” Reminisce returned to the music world with a rap verse. This song, “Ever since,” was a tale about his life up until that point, with 9ice as the lead vocalist. A love song made by Dtunez, “If Only,” featured him singing and rapping simultaneously. As a result of these two tracks, Reminisce became well-known in the Nigerian music industry.

REMINISCE has a deal with Edge Records and is the brains behind LRR Records, which he co-founded. As a child, listening to a wide range of music, both local and foreign, helped shape Reminisce’s diverse musical taste today.

According to TIME Magazine’s 2014 list of world rappers to meet, REMINISCE was one of them.

Niger’s major music blog NOTJUSTOK named him one of the year’s top three hip-hop acts in 2014.

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After his 2015 single “Local Rappers” included Olamide and Phyno, several fans assumed that the song was directed towards rappers that rap in English, such MI and Mode9, and so they criticised it.

Book Of Rap Stories

Book Of Rap Stories, the debut album from Reminisce, was released on March 31st, 2012. The album has been in the works since 2010, when he first teamed up with Edge Records Studios producer Sarz. He was able to carve out a space for himself and record the album in two languages thanks to the studio.

He then released the commercial single Kako Bii Chicken, which is known as the album’s breakout single. Other tracks, such as ‘If Only’ and ‘2mussh,’ followed. In the southern part of Nigeria, the album did well commercially. The album had production credits to Sarz, Legendury Beatz, Joshbeatz, and PastorChild.


The official release date of ALAGA IBILE, his second album, was set for November 15th, 2013. Songs by Wizkid, Davido and Olamide were featured on the album. Featuring popular tracks like Eleniyan featuring Wizkid, Fela, Daddy featuring Davido, Fantasi, and 3rd World Thug, it was an instant success right out of the gate. Sarz, chopstix, and Jospo collaborated with Sossick, who produced 80 percent of the record, as well as Reminisce.

Before the year was over, about a million copies of the album had been sold. According to Time Magazine, one of the seven “global rappers you should meet” was Reminisce.

Baba Hafusa

Baba Hafusa is the main character in the storey.
Baba Hafusa, the band’s third album, was released in 2015 by Reminisce. There are no limits to what the Baba Hafusa Album may achieve already. Reminisce recently became the only African hip hop artist to start at the top of the Billboard World Music Charts with an album.

The Baba Hafusa album has already sold over 500,000 copies in Nigeria in just two weeks, and it has held the number one spot on iTunes for more than a week. This makes it one of Nigeria’s most successful hip hop albums ever.

Fans and music journalists alike praise the album, which has already been labelled as “a genre-busting album,” for its unique fusion of hip-hop, fuji music, and Afrobeats.

Edit Reminisce’s new music project, “Vibes and Insha Allah,” is out now.

In July 2020, amid the Nigerian COVID-19 pandemic, an extended play music project called ‘Vibes and Insha Allah’ was launched. The EP has gained over 4.5million streams solely on Audiomack in just 4 months.

Fireboy DML, Mo Safaru, and Fatimah Safaru are all included on the six-track project. Other producers that have contributed to the project include Tmxo, Krizbeatz, and Sarz.

Features and collaborations

“ASHEWO” by Phenom (2013)
“SHEKPE” by M.I(2014)
KING KONG [REMIX] by Vector (2015)
“69 Missed Call” Ft Jahbless, Chinko Ekun, Lil Kesh, Olamide, CDQ, Reminisce
“Ibile” by Lil Kesh (2016)
“If E No Be God” by Mr Eazi
“Diet” by Dj Enimoney (2018)
“Aye” by CDQ (2018)
“Original Gangstar” by Sess (2018)

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