Rema (born Divine Ikubor) is a known romantic. A lover boy whose lyrical rhymes give off benevolence and Prince Charming aura but that stops with RAVAGE EP. He taps into the rage and anger inside him to compose a heavy magnetic project that welcomes listeners to his braggadocio side. The new EP, RAVAGE, is laced with five fiery tracks.
In releasing this EP, Rema says “On this project, I connect with my inner flame, my inner rage.” However he adds that the “inner flame” is “not fuelled with negativity, rather it’s fuelled with drive, passion, and destiny.” Listening to the RAVAGE EP proves just that.
In Trouble Maker, he warns “Leave me / Make I do my own.” The same energy he brings on DND, protecting his peace at all cost, “I don do too much Ps and Qs, right now, I go put you on DND,” he brags. On Smooth Criminal, Rema stamps his authority. “Oga nla, prince of Afrobeat” is what he calls himself unprovoked, knowing no one will contest his spot.
The voraciousness can be felt throughout the EP even on the two final romantic tracks. With Don’t Leave, Rema takes the listeners through his sexual exotic adventures with a lady. His brilliant play has the lady hooked so much “She wanna be the main attraction, she wanna be the only one,” he sings in Red Potion.
The pockets filled and melodies created in RAVAGE are second to none. This and the excellent production from Blaise Beats, London, and P.Priime make for a euphoric project.
Listen to Rema’s fourth EP—RAVAGE—today: