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.
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.