Nigerian artist Rema has made history after winning his first MTV Video Music Award (VMA).
The recently concluded prestigious awards held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the ‘Calm Down’ hitmaker received the Best Afrobeats song award alongside American singer Selena Gomez.
Rema became the first African artist to win the award as it is a new category unveiled for the 2023 ceremony.
The duo beat out Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’, Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty’, Davido feat Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable’, Libianca’s ‘People’, Wizkid feat Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana’ for Best Afrobeats
The ‘Calm Down’ remix had also received two other nominations for best collaboration and song of the year.