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Watch Rema Deliver a Standout Performance of 'Bad Commando' on A COLORS SHOW

The buzzing Nigerian artist is the latest to grace the Colors studio.

Rema is the Nigerian artist to watch and his recent performance on the popular YouTube-based A COLORS SHOW proves exactly why.

The "Dumebi" singer stopped by for a brief but memorable performance of his single "Bad Commando" the title track from his latest EP that dropped in October. Performing in a stripped-down, olive green setting, the artist dressed in all-black, delivers crisp vocals that sound just as sharp as the studio version.

Read: Interview: Rema, Afropop's Wonder Boy, Is Ready to Take Over

Check out his performance underneath.


Rema - Bad Commando | A COLORS SHOW www.youtube.com

The 19-year-old artist has had a standout year, winning an AFRIMMA award, having his track "Iron Man" included on Barack and Michelle Obama's summer playlist, and dropping his the stellar EP Bad Commando. He released the music video for his song "Lady" earlier this month.

For more on Rema, revisit our interview with the artist from October where he talks about his success thus far and his vision for the future.

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Jahëna Louisin’s Debut Short Film, ‘28 jours,’ is an Homage to Black Fatherhood

Troubled by portrayal of Black fathers in mainstream media, the Haitian-Reunionese filmmaker set out to make a film about loss and humanity.

"Cinema Africa" is your guide to African film. Writer Ciku Kimeria is highlighting new movies and documentaries that tell fascinating stories or questioning prevailing narratives and occasionally returning to the classics that paved the way for a new generation of filmmakers.

28 jours (28 days) the debut short film from a Lome raised, Haitian-Reunionese filmmaker, Jahëna Louisin is the story of a widower and his eleven year old daughter going through an interesting stage in her transition to womanhood—her first period. As they grapple with the brutal loss of his wife and her mother, the two find themselves confronting this life-changing moment on their own.

On a call with the call with the first-time filmmaker hunkered down in Lome, Togo, we discuss her debut film that won the Togolese edition of the "7 jours pour 1" film award and was this year's official selection for an international fiction film at the largest North American film festival focusing on films from Africa and the diaspora, Vues D'Afrique in Canada.

Read our conversation below.

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Watch the New Trailer for Michaela Coel's Upcoming Show 'I May Destroy You'

The highly-anticipated show, which tackles dating and sexual consent, is coming to HBO next month.