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Catch Rema's First Ever NYC Concert at DJ Tunez' 'Blackout'

We've partnered with DJ Tunez to bring Rema to NYC this Friday, November 29.

Highly-buzzing young Nigerian act Rema is set to take the stage this week on Friday at NYC venue SOBs.

OkayAfrica has partnered with DJ Tunez to bring Rema live to NYC for the first time, for the pre-concert of Tunez's Blackout. The concert will be 16+ and the space at SOBs will also feature games, live painting, and much more.

The night will also feature music by Tunez and DJ Don, plus performances by Benjy, White Boy, Joe O and Tome.

You can check out all of the info on the flyers below.

Grab your tickets to Rema's first ever NYC concert + DJ Tunez' Blackout here


We recently spoke to Rema in an exclusive interview about his new project Bad Commando, his well-regarded EPs, fame, self-doubts and beliefs, and the reasons why he's one of the most exciting artists in afropop.

Make sure you catch him for DJ Tunez Blackout pre-concert this Friday at SOBs!

Grab your tickets here.


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