Rema is the First African Act to Perform at the Ballon d’Or Ceremony
Rema becomes the first Nigerian to perform at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, hosted annually in France to honour the globe’s best football player.
●30th October 2023
Nigerian Rave Lord, Rema has become the first Nigerian to perform at the Ballon d’Or ceremony. The Ballon d’Or, hosted annually in France, celebrates the globe’s finest football player. It’s a big deal because it recognizes excellence in the world’s most popular sport. Winning the award is a dream for any footballer and Rema’s performance at the ceremony is a great feat.
“Calm Down” peaked easily worldwide, becoming a global sensation. The track soared to the No. 3 spot on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Official singles chart. It won the best Afrobeats song at the MTV VMAs. It currently is the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify with over a billion streams.
Rema’s latest EP, Ravage, caused quite a stir, racking up 957,378 streams on Spotify in just one day and setting a new record. Within hours of its release, it also climbed the charts in over 50 countries.
Rema’s music is making waves globally, and his Ballon d’Or appearance is an outstanding moment in his rising career.
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