Nigerian singer and songwriter, Rema, gave a stunning performance of his hit song “Calm Down” at the Ballon D’or 2023 ceremony.
The young artist, who has been making waves in the Nigerian music industry, was invited to perform at the prestigious event, which celebrates the best football players in the world.
Rema’s Rise to Fame
Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, was born in Benin City, Nigeria, in 2000. He started making music at a young age and was discovered by D’Prince, a Nigerian musician and record producer, in 2018. D’Prince signed Rema to his record label, Jonzing World, and introduced him to Don Jazzy, the founder of Mavin Records.Rema’s first single, “Iron Man,” was released in 2019 and quickly became a hit in Nigeria. He followed up with “Dumebi,” which was an even bigger success and earned him international recognition. The song was featured on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist, and Rema was named one of the “10 New African Artists You Need to Know” by Billboard.
Rema’s Performance at the Ballon D’or 2023
Rema’s performance of “Calm Down” at the Ballon D’or 2023 was a highlight of the event. The song, which was released in 2022, has become one of Rema’s most popular tracks and has been streamed millions of times on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.During his performance, Rema was accompanied by a live band and backup dancers. He wore a stylish black suit and sunglasses, and his energy and charisma on stage were infectious. The audience, which included some of the biggest names in football, was captivated by Rema’s performance and gave him a standing ovation.
Video of Rema performance at the Ballon D’or 2023
Rema’s Impact on Nigerian Music
Rema’s success has been a source of pride for Nigerians, who see him as a rising star in the music industry. His unique sound, which blends Afrobeats, trap, and R&B, has earned him a loyal fanbase both in Nigeria and abroad.
Rema’s rise to fame is also a testament to the power of social media in promoting new artists. He gained a following on Instagram and Twitter before he even released his first single, and his music has been shared widely on platforms like TikTok and YouTube.
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