The Nigerian superstar Afrobeat singer, Davido, has showered praises on his junior colleague, Rema, for making history with his chart-topping hit “Calm Down” in the United States of America.
In an exclusive interview on The Kris Fade Show, Davido expressed his astonishment at the remarkable success of Rema’s track on the U.S. music charts, highlighting the unprecedented global growth of Afrobeat.
During the conversation, Davido conveyed his pride and amazement at witnessing artists like Rema achieving global recognition and dominance within the music industry. He remarked, “Years ago, I never thought a Nigerian artiste would have a Top 5 record in America. Rema has had Top 5 records in America for the past eight months, non-shaken.”
Remarking on the significance of this achievement, Davido underscored the immense progress Afrobeat has made on the international stage. The fact that a Nigerian artist like Rema can consistently secure a place in the U.S. charts speaks volumes about the genre’s increasing global appeal.
The highlight of the interview was Rema’s astounding milestone with “Calm Down” and its highly acclaimed remix featuring international superstar Selena Gomez. This track has now officially become the first Nigerian song to maintain a presence on the U.S. Billboard charts for a whole year, a feat that reverberated throughout the global music community.
Rema’s record-breaking success with “Calm Down” and his collaboration with Selena Gomez has further cemented his status as one of Africa’s most promising and internationally recognized music talents. This historic achievement serves as a testament to the undeniable impact of Nigerian and African music on the global stage.
As the world continues to embrace Afrobeat, artists like Davido and Rema are leading the charge, pushing the boundaries of what African music can achieve on the international scene.
Davido’s words of support and admiration for Rema’s success underscore the unity and camaraderie within the Nigerian music industry as it continues to conquer the world, one chart-topping hit at a time.
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Davido showers praises on Rema for the success of his song ‘Calm Down’ 🔥
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