“Rema (musician) Divine lkubor (born May 1, 2000), and died on February 1, 2020 at 12:29 am,” they read.
The posts have attracted thousands of views, with many users commenting that the screenshots are fake.
Did Rema really die on 1 February 2020?
Musician alive – claim on Wikipedia page
Media and entertainment sites have debunked the news. The error seems to have come from the musician’s Wikipedia page, which was updated with a claim he had died.
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopaedia, created and edited by volunteers from around the world.
The claim of his death has since been removed from Rema’s Wikipedia page.
And the young star’s most recent post on his Instagram page is dated 2 February 2020 – the day after he was rumoured to have died. – Jennifer Ojugbeli
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