Nigerian music sensation, Rema, had the honor of meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the presidential palace in Kigali on Sunday.
This rendezvous came on the heels of his spectacular triumph at the 2023 Trace Music Awards in Kigali, where Rema clinched two prestigious accolades – the Global African Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for his chart-topping hit, ‘Calm Down’.
The 2023 Trace Music Awards, a celebrated event in the African music industry, unfolded on Saturday, providing a platform for some of the continent’s most remarkable talents to shine. Rema’s remarkable victories only added to the grandeur of the event, solidifying his status as one of Africa’s foremost musical sensations.
The artist’s dedication and unique style have consistently garnered him a massive following throughout Africa and beyond. ‘Calm Down,’ his award-winning track, has become an anthem that resonates with listeners far and wide.
In an exclusive interview during his visit to the Rwandan President, Rema expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the warm reception he received in Rwanda. He remarked, “Coming to Rwanda, it gives me that vibe of a place I can rest and feel at home without having to travel overseas. A lot of the time, we just want to take that break, we just want to lay back… I feel like here we can have serene energy, that vibe. And I feel like it’s even going to be a bigger thing when we [Africans] start uniting. I must say thank you so much, Mr. President.”
Rema and Rwandan President, Paul Kagame. pic.twitter.com/5dKwnFk9P8
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This encounter between Rema and President Kagame not only underscores the artist’s immense talent but also highlights the growing cultural and artistic exchange between African nations. It exemplifies the power of music as a unifying force and the potential for collaboration and unity among African countries.
Rema’s visit to Rwanda serves as a testament to the mutual appreciation and respect shared between artists and leaders on the continent.
As Rema continues to make waves in the music industry and foster positive connections across Africa, his journey as a rising star and advocate for unity has only just begun. His meeting with President Kagame in Rwanda will undoubtedly remain a significant moment in the artist’s career, solidifying his commitment to the African music scene.