First of all, the four international artists featured on this 16-track Afrobeat album never felt out of place. 6missing, Chris Browndrill rapper Aj Traceyand French singer-songwriter Yseult, all understood the mission and did what they did best. But out of curiosity, let’s both ask which artist would have suited these tracks better. From this list of imaginative tracks, which collaboration would have been the craziest?. Songs excluded from this list are Transport, time and affection, Wine and Love.
Being the intro, and considering the emotions involved in this track, it’s best to leave Divine Ikubor tell his story alone.
Hold Me (Feat. Wizkid)
From the first minute of this track, we could discern Rema and the producers beautifully drawn from the inspirations of Wizkid Made in Lagos. What better way to recognize this inspiration than a characteristic of the man himself. Alright, feelings aside, with MILWizkid has proven himself comfortable with mid-tempo tunes layered with saxophone and a sultry R&B feel, 6missing helped to contribute; An atmosphere thatHold me’ is clearly imbued.
Dirty (Feat. Omah Lay)
With these two bad boys and their obscene lyrics, what could be more wrong? if Oma Lay was to repeat what he did on Yes Yes Yes or Ajebo Hustlers‘ Pronto, straightforwardly, this song will face heavy censorship on broadcast stations but will make for an epic bedroom sex soundtrack.
Calm down (Feat. Davido)
Why calm down when davido can ride it?! imagine it Jowo singer raising this melodious refrain with his high voice. added with davido bringing his A-game ‘one-liner’ to his verse. Chai !.
Soundgasm (Feat. BNXN fka Buju)
BNXN fka Buju featured on many famous records last year, but left the one that suited him best. With BNXN angelic voices, who better to join Rema on the harmonies of Soundgasm. Yes BNXN skipped that track, it would have been a sonic orgasm at its peak.
Jo (feat. Oxlade)
To put it simply, Jo is a song, and Oxlade is a singer!. Its catchy, spaced-out beats and rhythm screamed for a Oxlade introduction. The texture seemed just right.
Mara (feat. Terri)
If there is any doubt about by Terri ability to murder this track, revisit the one from Made In Lagos Rome.
Addicted (with The Weeknd & Offset)
With Dependent Rema brought the wheels of time back to the 80s synth-pop era. If a remix needs to be done, The weekend is someone to take so he can give that blinding lights energy; With Atlanta MC Gap to complete the trap atmosphere Rema was trying to instill shouting “Yeah! Yeah! Weird now!”
Are You There (Feat. Patoranking & Timaya)
Along with political commentary on the Nigerian government, Timaya AKA the plantain boy is certified for manufacturing at the start of its career, Patoranking would have eat that dancehall beat. If this dream feature becomes a reality, it will undoubtedly spawn one of the most socio-culturally significant records of 2022 should it ever occur. If it happens again.
FYN (feat. Blaqbonez)
Although Aj Tracey was fantastic, Emeka the Stallion the rapping dexterity, penmanship and charisma on this record will be unmatched.
Oroma Baby (with Fave)
Baby Oroma has that Caribbean appeal, and Prefer is one who is currently riding this wave. Coincidentally, the two artists are around the same age, so it won’t be bad if Rema got a verse response from ‘my baby bad’ singer.
Runaway (feat. Joeboy)
Although it seems Joeboy’s the era of lovers seems to be over, it does not exclude it to be an amazing feature for a sincere love affirmation like Run away. The gentle wave of this track allows both artists to flex their songwriting skills and vocal range, resulting in another much-needed devotional psalm to calm the epidemic of grief raging in the digital age.
Did you hear Rave & Roses? Are you okay with this take? Or something else.