Rema: Nigerian Afrobeats Singer Features On US Rapper Ice Spice Song “Pretty Girls”

BY JO Mensah October 11, 2023 5:18 PM EDT
Rema and Ice Spice
Ic Spice has announced the release date of her song with Rema Photo source: Instagram/@heisrema, @icespice

Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Rema’s star continues to shine on the global stage. The latest is his collaboration with US rapper Ice Spice. The rapper has unveiled the release date of the highly anticipated single, Pretty Girls.

In a recent post on her Instagram account, Ice Spice unveiled the cover art for “Pretty Girls” and made it official: the single is set to drop on Friday, October 13, 2023.

This announcement has not only set Ice Spice’s dedicated fan base into a frenzy but has also excited the global music community, drawing attention to the ever-evolving and dynamic Afrobeats genre.

Ice Spice and Rema’s song excite fans

The collaboration between Ice Spice and Rema has become a topic among many music lovers. For many, the two musical powerhouses joining forces was not just a fusion of talent but it’s also a testament to the genre’s global reach and influence.

Rema, a rising star with a growing international fan base, has been making waves with his unique sound that blends traditional African rhythms with contemporary elements. He has broken boundaries with his music, collaborating with superstars like Selena Gomez. Rema and Gomez’s song, a remix o his Calm Down hit, won the Afrobeats category at the 2023 MTV VMAs.

“Ice Spice and Rema together on one track is a dream come true,” said one fan in the Instagram comment section of Ice Spice’s post.

Ice Spice, who has consistently delivered Billboard Hot 100 hits, has gained a reputation for pushing the boundaries of her music, incorporating diverse influences, and creating a unique sound that the global audience can relate to. Songs like “Munch” and “In Da Mood” have made Ice Spice very successful. Many fans anticipate that “Pretty Girls” is going to be a worldwide success.

Divine Ikubor, known in the music world as Rema, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer who has quickly risen to prominence as one of the brightest stars in the contemporary Afrobeats scene. Born on May 1, 2000, in Benin City, Nigeria, Rema’s journey to musical stardom has been nothing short of meteoric.

MTV EMA 2023: Davido, Asake, Ayra Starr, others nominated for new Afrobeats category

Meanwhile, Afrobeats artistes will have their shine at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA). The genre has been added as one of the categories for prestigious awards for the first time.

Organizers of the prestigious event announced the introduction of Afrobeats as they released nominations for the awards on Wednesday.

The nominees in the maiden edition of the category are French superstar, Aya Nakamura, and Nigerian singers, Asake, Arya Starr, Burna Boy, Davido and Rema.