“The visible effect made on a surface by pressure”



Afrorave trailblazer Rema, born Divine Ikubor, releases the official video for his fan favorite single “Are You There?,” which was shot and chopped by TG Omori (Wizkid, Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Naira Marley). Speaking directly to (and for) the youth of Nigeria and beyond, the video is a form of protest demonstrating his desire to fight for change at the top level and to express solidarity with his people. Still only 21-years-old, Rema is not blind to what is going on and through his art, he wants to encourage happiness whilst challenging the present state of affairs within his country, pushing for a better future for the next generation.
Still basking in the incredible success of his debut album, Rave & Roses went on to achieve No.1 in over sixteen counties, A-List at BBC 1xtra, went Top 10 in Billboard’s World Music chart, Top 10 in Apple Music & Shazam charts week of release as well as making history as the highest-charting debut Afrobeats album in Nigeria. Rave & Roses spanned across 17-tracks and featured a handpicked selection of features including U.S singer Chris Brown, 6LACK, UK rapper AJ Tracey & French songstress Yseult. Coining a new sub-genre dubbed Afrorave, Rave & Roses is a masterclass in his range and musicality as he opens up and lets us explore his weird and wonderful universe. Doing what he does best, Rema is now taking the album on the road playing an extensive US tour this summer along with the UK festivals Strawberries & Cream and Wireless. Rema will also be hitting the road in Europe for a tour and has teased a debut London headline show this year.
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Since his inception, Rema has come in and completely switched up the game, rapidly becoming one of the biggest and most internationally known names in the new wave of Afrobeats stars. The young pioneer stands out due to his ability to bounce between influences, citing African, Indian and Arabic music as having an integral impact on his sound. With co-signs from the likes of Timberland, Barack Obama, Rihanna, Drake, Skepta and FKA Twigs, Rema puts his own supernatural spin on everything he touches, with his debut album proving he is worthy of all the hype surrounding him.
Watch “Are You There?” and isten to Rave & Roses above, find full album details below and stay tuned for more from Rema soon.
Upcoming Live Dates
5/7 – Kenya @ Rema MNE Fest
5/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Chop Vegas
6/4 – Paris, France @ We Love Green
6/17 – Cambridge, UK @ Strawberries & Creem
6/19 – Malta @ DLT Brunch
6/25 – Brussels, Belgium @ Couleur Cafe Festival
6/26 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Oh My Festival
6/28 – Sandvika, Norway @ Kadetten Festival
7/1 – Portugal @ Afro Nation
7/8 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
8/11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
8/13 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
8/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
8/18 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
8/20 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Houston
8/21 – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
8/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
8/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pour House
8/27 – Chicago, IL @ Park West Chicago, IL The Promontory
8/28 – Columbus, OH @ The King of Clubs
8/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
9/1 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
9/2 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/3 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
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