In a momentous victory, renowned Nigerian music sensation, Rema, has been congratulated by the presidency for his exceptional win in the ‘Best Afrobeats’ category at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
The recognition came in light of his chart-topping single ‘Calm Down,’ featuring the internationally acclaimed artist Selena Gomez.
The announcement of Rema’s triumph at the prestigious award ceremony, held on Tuesday, was met with jubilation from fans and music enthusiasts worldwide. His astounding achievement was subsequently acknowledged in an official statement released by the presidency on Thursday.
The presidency, in its statement, lauded Rema for his substantial global influence, prodigious talent, and unwavering dedication to representing Nigeria on the global music stage. In particular, they commended Rema’s eloquent acceptance speech, which resonated with both fans and critics alike.
“Congratulations to Nigeria’s very own – Rema, on winning the ‘Best Afrobeats’ at the VMAs for his song ‘Calm Down’ with Selena Gomez. Such an amazing acceptance speech,” the statement extolled.
The presidency further celebrated Rema’s role as a trailblazer and a source of inspiration for numerous emerging Nigerian artists. They praised him for his contributions in breaking down barriers and pushing the boundaries of Afrobeat music on the global stage.
“Winning ‘Best Afrobeats’ at the VMAs is just one milestone in Rema’s remarkable career. He continues to represent Nigeria on the world stage, breaking barriers and inspiring countless others. His talent knows no bounds, and his music resonates with audiences worldwide.
“From Benin City to the VMA stage, Rema’s journey continues to be a testament to dedication, passion, and the true Nigerian spirit.”
SPOTLIGHT NIGERIA: REMA
Congratulations to Nigeria’s very own – Rema @heisrema, on winning the ‘Best Afrobeats’ at the VMAs for his song ‘Calm Down’ with Selena Gomez. Such an amazing acceptance speech!
Winning ‘Best Afrobeats’ at the VMAs is just one milestone in Rema’s… pic.twitter.com/3iTgMgqLnA
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) September 14, 2023
Rema, whose birth name is Divine Ikubor, joined forces with Selena Gomez for the remix of ‘Calm Down,’ a track from his debut album released in 2022. Since its release, the song’s remix has garnered astronomical streaming numbers, shattered records, and clinched various prestigious awards.
Rema’s remarkable achievement at the 2023 MTV VMAs not only underscores his exceptional talent but also showcases Nigeria’s rich and diverse musical culture on the global stage.
His success serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of Nigerian artists who continue to make waves in the international music arena, making the nation proud.