Rema Namakula also known as Rema is a Ugandan female recording artist.
During her Senior 6 vacation, she began singing karaoke. Later, she became a back-up singer to another Ugandan female musician Halima Namakula, who became her mentor. She continued her music career as a back up artist for Ugandan musician Bebe Cool in Gagamel, Bebe Cool’s recording group. In 2013, Bebe Cool was watching television when he saw Rema talking about launching a solo album, which Bebe Cool didn’t know about. So he fired her and she went solo.In 2013 she released “Oli Wange” which was written by Nince Henry which made her popular in the music industry of Uganda.
In 2016, Rema Namakula was selected to represent Uganda at the fourth season of Coke Studio Africa 2016. Other Ugandan recording artists selected included Lydia Jazmine, Eddy Kenzo and Radio and Weasel.Other participants in the invitation-only event included 2Baba (2Face Idibia) from Nigeria and Trey Songz from the United States.
HiPipo Music Awards 2013: Won
Best HiPipo Charts Artist;
Best Breakthrough Artist;
Best Female Artist;
Best R&B Song, “Oli Wange”
HiPipo Music Awards 2014: Won
Best female Artist of the Year;
Best female Artist (Dancehall);
Best female RnB song – Kukaliba