Unstoppable Afrobeats Sensation Rema: Why He Refuses to Calm Down!

Rema, a Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, is sweeping the globe. Not too many days after creating history with Calm Down—the longest-charting and most popular African single ever on the US Billboard Hot 100—he stunned football luminaries at the Ballon D'Or honours this week.

The 23-year-old seems to be enjoying an unstoppable rise in popularity.

Burna Boy's Grammy Award victory in 2021.

During the Covid pandemic, millions of people shared videos of themselves dancing to the song Jerusalema by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode.

Unlike some of his fellow Afrobeats musicians, Rema is constantly aware of his role in the history of African music .

Four years into his career, he is scheduled to perform at London's O2 Arena on November 14—a 20,000-person venue.

When Rema won the Best Afrobeats category at the MTV Video Music Awards in September, he beat out artists like Ayra Starr, Asake, and Libianca. 

Rema gave a kind victory speech. Following his gratitude to his supporters, his team, and co-star Selina Gomez on Calm Down.

Rema’s Heartfelt Tribute to ‘Close Friend’ Selena Gomez