Friday, 15 September 2023

‘Well deserved’, Davido says as Rema beats him, Burna Boy to win ‘Best Afrobeats’ award

Nigerian singer David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido, congratulated his colleague Rema, who won the “Best Afrobeats Song” title at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards in New Jersey, U.S., on Tuesday.

Davido, who was present at the event, praised Rema’s victory on his X handle saying, “Well deserved! Keep shining, young King! @heisrema.”

Rema won this highly coveted category for his chart-topping collaborative track with American pop star Selena Gomez on their track titled ‘Calm Down.’

The Mavin Records singer’s track was up against Burna Boy’s “It’s Plenty,” Wizkid’s “2 Sugar featuring Ayra Starr, Davido’s “Unavailable,” Ayra Starr’s “Rush,” Fireboy DML’s “Bandana,” and Libianca’s “People.” 

The “Calm Down” artist recently achieved a significant milestone by joining Spotify’s prestigious ‘Billions Club.’ 

Rema recognised the significant impact of Nigerian music icons like Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid on the global rise of Afrobeats.

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