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Rema Wins Double At 2024 ASCAP London Music Awards

While Nigerian Afrobeats powerhouse, Rema, was dazzling at the Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Spring-Summer Show during Fashion Week in Paris on Tuesday, his global hit ‘Calm Down’ was plucking trophies at the 2024 ASCAP London Music Awards.

‘Calm Down’ snagged the coveted Song of the Year and Top Streaming Song awards.

The song’s co-writers and co-producers, Michael Hunter aka London, and Andre Vibez were also credited as winners.

The wins bring Rema’s American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, ASCAP’s awards tally to three; the most by a Nigerian/African artiste.

Rema is the most awarded African artist in 2024, with six awards won so far.

He has won 1 Trends Awards in Brazil, 1 iHeartRadio Music award, 1 ASCAP Pop Music award and 2 ASCAP London Music awards.

Recall that ‘Calm Down’ recently became “the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over 1 billion on-demand streams in the US,” according.

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Burna Boy’s Epic Reaction Goes Viral After He Spotted Rema in Paris

A video has emerged online showing the moment singer Burna Boy spotted his colleague Rema during the Louis Vuitton Fashion Week in Paris.
Burna was surprised as he exclaimed catching a glimpse of Rema.
The musician was spotted speaking to the French actor, Omar Sy when he caught sight of Rema.
He called out the singer as the two exchanged greeting.
Netizens’ reactions:
@stfukhaleed said: “This guy is comedy 😭😭😭”
@HyperGist_ remarked: “Another meme don land 😂”
@echonetime said: “Odogwu don deliver meme😂😂😂 always delievrry hits and memes😂😂😂”
@Anarii6 wrote: “He’s always acting surprised 😂”
@PhotosbyOche penned: “Burna is always hyped to see other artists in gatherings, best guy behavior”
@RhodesTheBadBoy commented: “Omar Sy the guy that acted Lupin”
@heisdyke opined: “I love the fact that e recognized his brother far from, he acted surprised and showed it out. That’s pure love ❤️.”
@kjay_wonder stated: “Burnaboy has the most expressive face…. Lmao. Every frame is meme-able 😂”
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Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ Becomes First African Song to Earn 1 billion On-demand Streams in US

Popular Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, aka Rema has made history with his hit song ‘Calm Down.’
This is as the song became the first African song to earn 1 billion on-demand streams in the United States.
According to TAmerican Music Stats Company, Chart Data, ‘Calm Down’ has earned over 1 billion on-demand streams in the US.
“REMA’s “Calm Down” becomes the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over 1 billion on-demand streams in the US,” Chart Data tweeted.
In August last year, ‘Calm Down remix’ with Selena Gomez became the first African song to hit the billion mark in Spotify’s history.
The original version of ‘Calm Down’ was recognised by Guinness World Record as the first number one song on the world’s first regional streaming chart, MENA.
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No More “Big 3”, There’s Now A “Big 4” In Nigerian Music Industry – Rema Declares

Rema, the world-famous Nigerian singer, has stated that the Nigerian music industry no longer has a ‘Big 3’,

The term ‘Big 3’  is often used to used to describe the top 3 Nigerian artistes who are widely said to be Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy.

However, in a tweet he shared, Rema stated that there is now a Big 4, insinuating that he is now the fourth artiste in the top conversation.

He further stated that Afrobeats is bigger than any other conjunction linked to the word “afro”. 

He tweeted; “No more Big 3 there’s now a Big 4.

“Afrobeat >> AfroAnything”

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I’ll Strip You On Stage – Rema Threatens Colleagues Copying His Fashion Style

Divine Ikubor, the Nigerian singer, who is popularly known as Rema, has issued a stern warning to fellow celebrities copying his fashion style.

Rema claimed that some celebrities and their stylists were sending emails to clothing brands asking them to make replicas of his outfits for them.

He threatened to disrupt their shows and strip them if they did not desist from copying his style.



On his X handle on Saturday, the ‘Calm Down’ singer wrote: “Tell your stylists to stop sending mails to brands with my name to get clothes imma pull up to your show and strip u on stage cuz that’s my shit HOE! fake celebrities, fake industry.”


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Fans Welcome Rema Like a King As He Visits Hometown For The First Time in 6 Years

Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, also known as Rema has received a hero’s welcome.
The star touched down at his hometown of Benin City after a six-year absence.
The singer was given a hero’s welcome by his excited fans.
A viral video shows the Mavin artistes meeting with a group of native entertainers from his state, including Shallipopi and Davido’s loyal aide, Israel DMW.
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The Reason I Wear Glasses – Rema

Nigerian artist Rema, also known as Divine Ikubor, has disclosed his visual impairment.

That’s why he wears spectacles, he claimed.

The “Calm Down” singer revealed that his inability to focus on close objects is caused by long-sightedness, which requires the usage of spectacles.

In an interview with Capital Xtra conducted on the 2024 Brit Awards red carpet in London, the United Kingdom, he revealed this.

“Tell us a secret, anything that you’ve never told anyone else,” the host enquired.

Rema answered, “I wear glasses.” My condition is long-sightedness.

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Omah Lay, Asake, Rema Make Van Dijk’s Top Songs Playlist

Nigerian artists Omah Lay, Asake, and Rema have found a place in Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk’s list of favorite songs.

The playlist was curated for the EFL Carabao Cup Final 2024 and shared via EFL’s Tiktok page.

Late American rapper, The Notorious B.I.G and Mase were the only non-Nigerians featured in the list.

The Dutch defender explained that the playlist is dominated by Afrobeats because he loves to have nice vibes.

Van Dijk said, “Hi, my name is Virgil Van Dijk and these are my top five tracks.

“Number one is Omah Lay with ‘Holy Ghost.’ Dope! Listen to it. It keeps you in the mood. The second one would be Mase with ‘Feel So Good.’ Very good classic. Unbelievable! Then the third one will be The Notorious B.I.G with ‘Mo Money Mo Problems.’ Nice vibes, you know what I mean?

“So, number four would Asake with ‘Lonely At The Top.’ Nice one, nice vibes. The sun is shining hopefully, it will be nice. And my fifth one would be Rema with ‘Charm.’ Very nice.

“There is a lot of Afrobeats because I like to have nice vibes, sun is shining, smiling faces and winning the Carabao Cup Final.”

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I’m Bringing Home Grammy This Year – Singer, Rema Assures Billionaire Tony Elumelu

Divine Ikubor, the famous Afrobeats singer, who is popularly known as Rema has assured Tony Elumelu, the billionaire businessman, that he would bring home the 2024 Grammys.

This commitment was made following Rema’s visit to the billionaire’s multimillion naira mansion where he was well received by Elumelu and his beloved family.

In a video posted on the billionaire’s Instagram story, Elumelu expressed excitement at Rema’s surprise visit.

In a video clip, Rema was captured interacting with the billionaire’s wife and sons, who posed for a photo with the acclaimed singer.

During the visit, Rema presented an exclusive album copy and his merchandise (Air Rema) as gifts, assuring Elumelu of clinching the 2024 Grammys.

Rema also conveyed his gratitude to Elumelu for his significant impact and support in the music industry, emphasizing the immense value it holds for him.

He said: “Thank you for what you have done and the support you have for the music industry. I am grateful, it means a lot to me. This year I am bringing the Grammy.”

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You’ve Done The World Proud, Get Some Rest And Come Back Stronger – Davido Reacts As Rema Cancels All December Shows

Nigerian Afrobeats star, Davido has reacted after his colleague, Rema stated that he would be cancelling all shows in December to focus on his health.

Recall that the ‘Calm Down’ crooner’ in a terse statement via his Instagram page on Wednesday, stated that he has neglected his health and needs to recuperate.

Rema noted that during his years of touring, he had ignored his health, adding that it was time to recuperate.

He wrote, “Breaks my heart to say that I won’t be performing anywhere this December. Been years of touring I’ve ignored my health & I need time to recuperate. 2024 we go again love.”

Reacting, Davido, in a post via Instagram, said their job is not easy and applauded Rema for exceeding expectations and making Africa proud.

He wrote: “The job ain’t easy…physically and mentally!!. You’ve done Africa and the world proud beyond expectations. Get some rest king @heisrema come back stronger.”