Rema, Afrobeats singing sensation, with a trophy case full of awards, absolutely owned the spotlight at the ongoing Ballon d’Or 2023.
The music star belted out his chart-topping track, “Calm Down” and the football big shots were glued to his every move.
Rema’s appearance marked a historic moment as the first-ever Afrobeats artist to grace the Ballon d’Or stage.
The crowning moment of his performance was when he ventured off the stage to share a close-up moment with some of the nominated players in attendance at the award ceremony.
From PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, to Man City’s Erling Haaland, to Bernardo Silva, and the others, the singer extended his hand in a gesture of camaraderie, and they all warmly grasped it, turning the encounter into a heartwarming scene straight out of a feel-good flick in viral videos
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Fans couldn’t help but sport ear-to-ear grins, swelling with pride as our homegrown talent shines on the world stage, raising the flag high for Nigeria and the entire continent, like a shooting star in the night sky.
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This is coming after Rema’s Colleague, Burna Boy, like Davido did months ago at Qatar 2022 world cup, was on stage performing a medley of his songs at the UCL 2022/2023’final.
Burna Boy remains the first African and only artist to perform at the UCL final and set history as the 1st Afrobeat artist to do it.
One of the highlights of Burna Boy’s night was when he met former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and gave him his million-dollar chain .