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Rema Drops New Singles “Holiday” and “Reason You”

Mavin Records signee and popular Nigerian singer, Rema, has released two fresh solo singles, “Holiday” and “Reason You”.

  • Melony Akpoghene
  • 17th February 2023
Rema releases "Holiday" and "Reason You"

Mavin Records signee and popular Nigerian singer, Rema releases two fresh solo singles “Holiday” and “Reason You”. This release of these new tracks comes directly after an announcement that he, Burna Boy, and Tems will headline the NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show in Utah this Sunday, February 19th, with an Afrobeats set. Rema is currently enjoying a peak period in his career as his “Calm Down” remix featuring Selena Gomez has gone platinum with nearly ten billion total streams. 


“Holiday” was produced by Blaisebeatz, the talent behind the production of Kizz Daniel’s “Buga (Lo Lo Lo)” and “Call Me Every Day” by Chris Brown featuring Wizkid. It is a punchy bop that completely seizes elements of Rema’s distinct sound, Afrorave — a subgenre of Afrobeats. There’s a definite triumphant tinge to “Holiday” as Rema recounts his musical journey from 2019. He reflects on some of the highs and lows he experienced on his path to success. Arduous as Rema expresses it to have been, it was worth it as he currently lives everyday as though on a holiday.


On “Be Reason”, the mood is intimate and personal. Alex Lustig works his magic on the production of this track. Rema’s interesting marriage of Afrobeats and hip-hop liven up the love ballad as he emotes over standout beats. His lover-boy persona is on full display while he engages in a passionate, emotional and flowery attempt to woo a love interest. 


As a tremendously talented singer, Rema rarely fails to deliver top-notch music. Both songs feel very promising and their success may herald further chart success for Rema. 


Listen to “Holiday” and “Reason You” here.

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