Rema Essentials

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Rema Essentials

Nigerian Afropop star Rema sings about passion and heartbreak in the most relaxed way possible. Over dancehall, trap, and Afrobeats rhythms that float like summer breezes, he exudes calm even as his words smolder with desire. He can be boastful or flirtatious, deploying confident lyrics and staccato rhyme schemes, as he does in his 2019 hit “Dumebi”, or on 2021's hip-shaking "Bounce". And he isn’t afraid to show defeat, remorse or his humanity, reflecting on his mistakes on “Rainbow”, or pleading for tranquility on "Peace of Mind". Whatever his lyrics and his mood, it all works in service of a languid atmosphere that puts the mind and soul at ease.