Rema: How Halima Namakula supported me

Rema Namakula used to be Halima Namakula’s backup singer.

Rema Namakula and Halima Namakula

Rema started backing singers while in S.6 vacation.

One of the singers she backed was Halima who owned No End Studios which she utilised to learn the different aspects of becoming a recording artiste.

Halima is also the one who introduced Rema to Bebe Cool.

"She introduced me to Bebe Cool... she did a lot,” said Rema in an interview. “Because she had a studio: No End Studios."

Born Rehemah Namakula, she would team up with Bebe Cool, real name Moses Ssali, for Ceaze and Sekkle, which became an instant hit.

Born on April 24, 1991, Rema went to Kitante Primary School and St. Balikudembe S.S. Mukono.

It’s while she was in primary seven that realised she could sing as teachers kept involving her in music projects.

After S.6, she joined Kyambogo University but dropped out shortly after release of Ceaze and Sekke.

She started backing singers while in S.6 vacation and some of these are Bebe Cool, whom he was introduced to by Halima Namakula who she also backed.

Halima owned a studio called No End Studios and encouraged her to start using to learn the dynamics of becoming a recording artiste.

She said it took her about four years of backing other artistes before her breakthrough song.

In 2013, the Sili Muyembe singer unceremoniously left Gagamel Crew, which is owned by Cool, for a solo career.

In 2019, Cool said his issues with Rema started when she got a manager from Gagamel and he (Cool) rejected their idea of holding a concert. They didn't like it.

The year she split from Cool's label she dropped her first hit single Oli Wange.

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