Rema creates history, following her performance at the 2023 Ballon d’Or presentation.
With his breakthrough song “Calm Down” delivering him the enormous international popularity that has helped him top charts in numerous countries and establish multiple records, Rema has had an amazing 2023.
Rema accomplished another historic first when she was invited to sing at the annual Ballon d’Or ceremony, which is held by the France Football Federation to honor the world’s top players. Rema was the first African to do so.
He sang his hit song “Calm Down” for the attendees at the Paris event, which included superstar football players from all around the world.
He thanked God for his mercy and said in a statement on social media that he felt privileged to introduce Afrobeats to a worldwide audience.
Rema becomes the third Nigerian musician to have appeared on some of the biggest platforms in football history, following Davido and Burna Boy, with his performance at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Burna Boy became the first African to record a performance at the 2023 Champions League final in Istanbul, while Davido became the first Nigerian to do so at the 2022 FIFA World Cup final in Qatar.
watch him perform below