School students were seen hailing a man, a serving corps member with a striking resemblance to Divine Ikubor, widely known as Rema.
The incident unfolded as he shared a video of a spontaneous encounter with school students, which quickly escalated into a heated debate about his likeness to the famous artist.
In the video, the NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) member, whose identity remains undisclosed, can be seen going about his daily activities when he was suddenly hailed by excited school students.
These students, who had spotted him from their building’s windows, erupted into cheers, clearly convinced that they had come across the music sensation Rema.
School students hail man, mistakes him for Rema, Video causes buzz online
“So much love based off a misconception,” the video caption read.
However, the viral video did not yield unanimous agreement among netizens.
Many online observers expressed their disagreement with both the young man’s assertion of his resemblance to Rema and the students’ enthusiastic reception.
Social media users were quick to voice their opinions, both in support of the students’ excitement and in defense of Rema’s unique identity.
@Malenyu Praise said; “Eye de pain those secondary school students, too much garri.”
@Chisom said: “Jesus which Rema better behave yourself oo ahannn tchewwwwwww.”
@Mona said; “This one no be Rema ooo. Na Mera, abhishekmera ni.”
@Gracious said; “Somebody said “na school of the blind”? are you people okay.”
@ITS ME said: “Dem suppose buy glasses for all of them.”
@Olalekan said; “Even blind man know wetin Rema look like.”
@Scruff Mcgruff said: “Them don drink too much garri, eye don spoil.”
@iam_thebigkahuna said: “Make those secondary school students stay away from too much garri.”