‘Calm Down’ is an addictive afrobeat song sung by Nigerian singer Divine Ikubor, who is known professionally as ‘Rema’. His songs started topping the charts when he was a young teenage singer, songwriter and rapper.
After this song was released about a year ago on 11 February 2022, it has become a global chartbuster. This super hit song from this Afrorave artist is from his debut studio album Rave & Roses.
Here is what Rema said about the origin of this song.
‘Calm Down’ is about the events that led me to finding love at the time. It started at a party where I saw a girl who stood out from other girls so I felt like shooting my shot. We spoke and danced… but her friends didn’t let me get any closer which killed the vibe, but afterwards when they weren’t there, we stayed in touch and hit it off.Rema | Pitchfork
After Rema collaborated with Selena Gomez on this song, the popularity of his song skyrocketed and became a certified hit across the globe.
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Calm Down by Rema – the original
The official music video of this song by Rema was released on 11th February 2022.
Calm Down – its lyrics
Vibez Oh, no Another banger Baby, calm down, calm down Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown, for lockdown, oh, lockdown Girl, you sweet like Fanta o, Fanta o If I tell you say "I love you", no dey form yanga o, oh, yanga o No tell me no, no, no, no, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Baby, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love You got me like whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa Shawty, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love, hmm I see this fine girl, for my party, she wear yellow Every other girl they dey do too much, but this girl mellow Naim I dey find situation I go use take tell am hello Finally, I find way to talk to the girl but she no wan' follow Who you come dey form for? (Uhum) Why you no wan' conform? (Uhum) Then I start to feel her bum-bum, whoa (uhum) But she dey gimme small-small, whoa I know say she sabi pass Don Juan (uhum) But she feeling insecure 'Cause her friends go dey gum her like chewing gum (uhum) Go dey gum her like chewing gum Yeah, I know I look shy but for you I get down, oh And my hips make you cry when I'm moving around you (yeah) Do it once, do it twice (do it twice) I push back, you hold me tight Get a taste for a night Baby, show me you can calm down, calm down Dance with me and take the lead now, lead now (lead now) Got you so high that you can't come down, come down Don't you ask, you know you're allowed, allowed (oh no) When it's you I can't say no-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Baby, gimme lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love You got me like whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa Shawty, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love, hmm As I reach my house I say make I rest small (make I rest small) As me I wake up na she dey my mind o (na she dey my mind o) Day one, day two, I no fit focus (I no fit focus) Na so me I call am, say make we link up (say make we link up) Got my hand on your heart now, I can feel it race If I leave then you say you can never love again Wanna give you it all but can't promise that I'll stay And that's the risk you take (you take) Baby, calm down, calm down Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown, for lockdown, oh, lockdown Girl, you sweet like Fanta o, Fanta o If I tell you say "I love you", no dey form yanga o, oh, yanga o No tell me no, no, no, no, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (your love, your love) Baby, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love You got me like whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa Shawty, come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love, hmm no
Calm Down by Rema & Selena Gomez – new version
A few months down the line, on 25 August 2022, a remixed version of this song was released by Rema with American singer Selena Gomez. Then soon enough, this new version reached number one on both the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs as well as the Billboard Global Excl. US charts. His remixed hit song has over 370 million views on YouTube, thereby making it the most-watched Nigerian music video.
“I don’t really do remixes — most of my songs are solo or features. I wanted a female voice on the song. The song was already blowing up, so I felt like we needed someone that could take it up to the next level. From our discussions, planning, and available contacts and friendship, Selena was the best bet.”Rema on musical collaboration with Selena Gomez | Billboard.
Calm Down – his trending videos on YouTube
Rema is on stage in Australia
At the dance ceremonies of the wedding functions
#CalmDown trends on social media
We hope that you all loved these trending videos selected from the Youtube platform. Also, while searching for trending posts on Instagram, we realized that more than 1.1 million posts with the #calmdown trend have been uploaded so far.
Really, the world needs to Calm down!
And if you like these trending videos on YouTube, then go ahead and check out the trending Galti Se Mistake song in Japan, too.