(+Lyrics + meaning + translation) Music review: Calm Down by Rema

Rema is a Nigerian artist signed to Mavin Records, a record label owned by Don Jazzy.

What is the song “Calm Down” by Rema all about?

The word “Calm Down,” means to take something easy or to go easy on someone.

“Calm Down” is a love song by Rema. In the song, Rema shows interest in an easygoing lady, but, the lady however is proving so difficult to get. But in response to her being difficult to approach, he tells her to go easy on him. He assures her that he loves her and wants to treat her right.

Lyrics to Calm Down by Rema

Intro

(Vibez)

Another banger

Chorus

Baby, calm down oh oh, calm down oh oh

Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown (Girl, your body put my heart on lockdown.)

For lockdown, oh lockdown (On Lockdown.)

Girl you sweet like Fanta oh oh, Fanta oh oh (Girl, you are as sweet as Fanta.)

If I tell you say, “I love you”, no dey form yanga oh, oh yanga oh (If I tell you that I love you, don’t front/pose.)

No tell me no, no, no, no, woah, woah, woah, woah (Don’t tell me no.)

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 (Baby, come and give me your love.)

You got me like woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah woah

Shawty come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love Hhm-hmm

Verse 1

I see this fine girl, for my party she wear yellow (I saw this fine girl at my party, she wore yellow.)

Every other girl they dey do too much but this girl mellow (Every other girl use to overdo, but this girl, mellows.)

Na im I dey find situation I go use take tell am hello (That’s why I am looking for the situation I will use and say hello.)

Finally, I find way to talk to the girl but she no wan follow (Finally, I found a way to talk to her, but, she doesn’t want to follow.)

Who you come dey form for? (Hmm hmm) (Who are you now fronting/Posing for.)

Why you no wan conform? (Mhmm) (Why don’t you want to conform?)

Then I start to feel her b-m-b-m, warm (Mhmm) (Then, I started to feel her b-m warm.)

But she dey gimme small, small (But, she is giving it to me slowly.)

I know say she sabi pass that one, one (Mhmm) (I know she knows more than that.)

But she feeling insecure (But, she is feeling insecure.)

‘Cause her friends go dey gum her like chewing gum (Mhmm) (Cause, her friends will be attaching to her like gum.)

Go dey gum her like chewing gum, woah woah (They would attach like gum.)

Chorus

Baby, calm down oh oh, calm down oh oh

Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown (Girl, your body put my heart on lockdown.)

For lockdown, oh lockdown (On Lockdown.)

Girl you sweet like Fanta oh oh, Fanta oh oh (Girl, you are as sweet as Fanta.)

If I tell you say, “I love you”, no dey form yanga oh, oh yanga oh (If I tell you that I love you, don’t front/pose.)

No tell me no, no, no, no, woah, woah, woah, woah (Don’t tell me no.)

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 (Baby, come and give me your love.)

You got me like woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah woah

Shawty come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love Hmm-hmm

Verse 2

As I reach my house, I say make I rest small, oh oh(Make I rest small, oh-woah) (As I got to my house, I decided to rest a little.)

As me I wake up na she dey my mind, oh-woah (Na she dey my mind, oh-woah) (As I woke up, she was the only one on my mind.)

Day one, day two, I no fit fo–o-cus (I no fit focus) (Day one, day two, I can’t focus.)

Na so me I call am, say make we link up (Say make we link up) (So, I called he that we should link up.)

As I start to dey tell her how I feel, now my heart dey raise (My heart is beating as I told her how I feel.)

Baby girl if you leave me, I no go love again (Baby girl, if you leave me, I won’t love again.)

Because e get many girls wey put my heart for pain (Because many girls that put my heart in pain.)

Shebi, you feel my pain, yeah-yeah (You feel my pain right)

Chorus

Baby, calm down oh oh, calm down oh oh

Girl, this your body e put my heart for lockdown (Girl, your body put my heart on lockdown.)

For lockdown, oh lockdown (On Lockdown.)

Girl you sweet like Fanta oh oh, Fanta oh oh (Girl, you are as sweet as Fanta.)

If I tell you say, “I love you”, no dey form yanga oh, oh yanga oh (If I tell you that I love you, don’t front/pose.)

No tell me no, no, no, no, woah, woah, woah, woah (Don’t tell me no.)

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 (Baby, come and give me your love.)

You got me like woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah-woah woah

Shawty come gimme your lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-lo-love Hmm-hmm

Duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds

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