Rema has enjoyed an impressive 2023 with his hit single ‘Calm Down’ bringing him the massive international success that has helped him top charts in multiple countries and set multiple records.

In another landmark feat, Rema became the first African to perform at the Ballon d’Or ceremony which is an annual ceremony organized by the France Football Federation to honor the best players in the world.

At the event in Paris, Rema entertained the guests which included superstar footballers from all around the world to his hit single ‘Calm Down’.


In a post on his social media accounts, Rema stated that it was a great honor for him to take Afrobeats to the global stage while giving gratitude to God for grace.

With his performance at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, Rema joins Davido and Burna Boy as Nigerian artists to have performed at some of football’s biggest stages.

Davido performed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup final in Qatar making him the first Nigerian to perform at the World Cup while Burna Boy performed at the 2023 Champions League final in Istanbul making him the first African to record the feat.


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