Rema’s short-film debut and 6 other videos you should see this week

An authentic Nigerian crime story and 6 other videos from this week in pop culture

Rema – “Rema’s Realm (Episode One)”

Rema introduced his gangster persona with his latest EP, ‘Bad Commando’. He continues expanding the youthful delinquent narrative with a short-film titled “Rema’s Realm (Episode One)” that shows him robbing a store with his crew. The 4-minute long video opens with him providing context for why he endorses in the life of crime; “In these streets there’s no love and we’re exposed to bad influence”. We expect that Rema’s acting will improve in subsequent episodes, but the first episode gets a pass for the authentic Nigerian direction of the crime story.

J-Lo and Shakira – “Super Bowl Performance”

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira lit up the Super Bowl stage at the Hard Rock Stadium in Maimi, last Sunday. The 43-year-old Colombian singer, Shakira performed hits like “She Wolf” and “Hips Don’t Lie” while showing off her famous dance moves and crowd-surfing. J-Lo also danced up a storm with her impressive pole dance set. Her daughter, Emme also joined her on the stage to perform with other children before Bad Bunny and J Balvin joined them to emphasize the Latin pride performance.

Runtown – “Body Riddim” Feat. Darkovibes, Bella Shmurda

Runtown has released the music video for his latest single, “Body Riddim”, featuring Darkovibes and Bella Shmurda. The video was directed by Adasa Cookey and it celebrates street-culture with the basketball court set, bike riding, street-style costumes and dancers while the artists also feature to perform their romantic sets.

Roddy Ricch – “The Box on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Falon”

Fresh off his first Grammy win, L.A rapper, Roddy Ricch took featured on the “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” stage. He performed “The Box” wearing a No. 8 Lakers jersey in honour of Kobe Bryant and stood inside a box with projections.

Blaq Jerzee x Wizkid – “Arizona”

After teaming up for “Blow”, Wizkid and Blaq Jerzee reunite for a new single titled “Arizona”. The song is Blaq Jerzee’s 2020 debut and it comes with an accompanying video that sets both artists in the glamour of the desert.

Mr Eazi – “Kpalanga”

Mr Eazi shared the music video for “Kpalanga” just days after celebrating the 3rd year anniversary of his relationship with Temi Otedola. However, he explained in a GQ interview that the song is inspired by the love between his military father and civilian mother and dedicated the song to men and women in service. The military appreciation is also reflect in the music video directed by
Mr Eazi debuted TG Omari.

Trailer for “Fast & Furious 9”

We’ve gotten the first look at the ninth instalment of the “Fast & Furious” film franchise, “Fast & Furious: The Fast Saga”. The trailer for the blockbuster was released over the weekend and took over social media with people expressing their excitement for the movie. Kids See Ghost’s “Feel the Love,” features as the soundtrack for the nearly 4-minute long clip that stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren. The adrenaline-fueled film continues the legacy of the Fast franchise with more high-speed chases, explosions, and daring stunts.

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