- Nigeria as a country was duly represented at the 67th Ballon d’Or ceremony tonight, 30th October 2023 as singer Rema took to the stage to deliver an electrifying performance.
- The singer performed his hit track, ‘Calm Down’ in the presence of notable stars who assembled from all over the world.
Famous singer, Divine Ikubor, better known as Rema gave out an outstanding performance of his hit track, ‘Calm Down’ on the Ballon d’Or stage.
The hitmaker who has attained remarkable successes over the years delivered a superb performance in the presence of renowned football stars and other notable personalities who graced the occasion.
The singer who donned a black regalia performed with some dancers who spiced the display with their impressive moves.
This comes after Kizz Daniel performed at the 2022 World Cup, Davido at the 2022 World Cup Final, and Burna Boy at the UEFA Champions League Final.
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Rema Performing “Calm Down” at the Ongoing Ballon D’or ceremony
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Rema performing Calm Down at Ballon D’or ceremony in France🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/O5HdrJeYjq
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Argentine football icon, Lionel Messi clinched the Ballon d’Or award for the eighth time tonight.
In another report, Rema opened up about his experiences in the music industry, particularly addressing allegations that some artiste shave been copying his branding and musical style.
The 2023 Billboard Music Awards nominee, who has been making waves in the Afrobeats music scene, received six nominations for his outstanding contributions to the industry.
The talented artist refrained from naming names but expressed his concerns about fellow singers who, in his view, have appropriated his style without giving due credit.
Rema noted that he found it “flattering” that others were inspired by his work, despite the lack of recognition.
Rema went on to explain his aspirations to bring about change within the Afrobeats music scene.
He envisions a transformation in the way the genre is perceived, encompassing not only the sound but also the live shows and branding.
“I’ve been on the road for 4 years back-to-back; dropping bangers, hopping on stages. It has helped my growth non-stop.
“In as much as vacation is needed, I just don’t like to feel idle. I have so much plans for evolving this [afrobeats] sound. I’ve always been that guy who just want to change the guy and change how the game is perceived. From sound to shows, to branding.
“Even though some artists will not give me credit, I know how many people [artists] have copied my moves and I am flattered by it,” he said.