I have wanted to share this song for the longest time for two reasons:
(1) It's a reggae song; and
(2) It's by a female artiste.
So, why are those points important?
Well, I am not a fan of reggae, but somehow, Dubem made me love it because of the way she worked this song. She has powerful vocals and is definitely one to watch out for. Furthermore, reggae is not popular with today's crop of Nigerian gospel artistes, so this song stands out in my mind.
For Real is one of several singles Dubem released recently, and it is described as a mid-tempo reggae song, produced by Phat E, and is from Dubem's forthcoming album. [Source]
Here is what I found out about Dubem, courtesy of Gospogroove:
Dubem whose full name is Chidubem Amanda Ikebuego is a dynamic gospel singer and song writer. She is the fifth child in a family of six and hails from Obosi in Anambra state.
Her dedication to excellence has afforded her the opportunity of working with both local and international artistes in different parts of the world
Dubem is a versatile singer with several twists and turns. She is breaking new grounds to explore her musical dexterity with a touch of pop,worship, reggae and track vibes.
Dubem is one of Sammie Okposo’s back-up vocals and also featured on a few songs including Sammie Okposo’s new album, and Flo’s Christmas according to Flo’ album of 2010.
Gradually, she is finding her way into the Nigerian music industry with melodic vibes and grooves that’ll keep you wanting more.
More information on Artiste:
Artiste's Stage Name: Dubem
Artiste's Real Name: Chidubem Amanda Ikebuego
City/State of Origin: Obosi, Anambra State
Connect with Artiste: Twitter